You've probably seen enough tech unboxings to know that surprises are few and far between. With a smartphone or tablet, you usually get the device itself, a wall charger, headphones, sync cable, some literature and not a lot else. Inside the box of the Vive VR headset, though, HTC has thrown in more cables and peripherals than you could shake a stick at.
Here's a roundup of the numerous bits and pieces that will ship with the Vive (click the image for a closer look):
A – Base station x2
B – Sync cable
C – Base station power adapter x2
D – Mounting kit
E – Link box
F – Link box mounting pad
G – Link box power adapter
H – HDMI cable
I – USB cable
J – Earbuds
K – Alternate face cushion (narrow)
L – Cleaning cloth
M – Documentation
N – Headset with 3-in-1 cable and audio cable
O – Controller (with lanyard) x2
P – Micro USB charger x2
The email sent to pre-orderers is worded carefully to suggest that orders are in the works, so you have secured yourself a unit, don't expect it to land at your door just yet. Unfortunately, it's still not scheduled to reach customers until May.
Still, it's exciting stuff, and with the equally vaunted Oculus Rift also now making it way out to market, it's a really good time to be a VR enthusiast. If you'd like to take a closer look at the Vive, check out our HTC Vive Pre hands-on, which digs right into the near-final version of the product.
The HTC Vive