Vive Developer Editions are Shipping

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    As the title says, the Vive Developer Edition has begun to make its way into the hands of developers. Chet Faliszek said in a Steam Community post that the first wave of shipments will include "a wide range of developers from major movie studios, triple A developers, to small indie teams working on their first title."

    In the box is:
    1. A Headset
    2. Two Light House Base Stations
    3. Two Wireless SteamVR Controllers
    4. Cables
    5. Instructions
    And we're already getting our first glimpses of the dev kit via some independent developers. Below is a collection of media from various sources.


    The next couple of waves of dev kit shipments will continue through this spring and summer. The consumer editions of the HTC Vive, the controllers, and the lighthouse base stations are slated for release near the end of this year.
     
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    Love how the instruction Manuel is in the style of those 2.5D Bendy people from the Portal 2 trailers. I'm also intrigued on what major movie studios got there hands on a developer kit, and what they plan to create for VR. Exciting times for sure!
     
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    (still) looking forward to the consumer versions of the new generation of VR. Hopefully I won't have to upgrade my graphics card for it.
     
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    FOR BASESTATIONS
    Basestation power cable extension:
    (if you were disappointed that the included ones were too short)
    http://www.amazon.com/NEEWER®-Dc12v-Extension-Security-Camera/dp/B00H5GVZBU

    Basestation inline cable switch:
    (so you can leave the basestations high up but switch them off at cable)
    http://www.amazon.com/JacobsParts-Manual-Extension-Voltage-Applications/dp/B00R1YKNT6

    Floor to ceiling pole:
    (great for stable, temporary installations of basestations)
    http://www.amazon.com/Fastcap-3HANDCPACK-Contractor-Poles-4-Pack/dp/B00020JO9Q

    Basestation pole mount:
    (good option for mounting basestation securely to 'floor to ceiling poles')
    http://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Threaded-Microphone-Diameter-Motorcycles/dp/B00E5M39AW

    Mini basestation tripod:
    (can also be attached to 'floor to ceiling pole')
    http://www.amazon.com/Pedco-UltraPod-Lightweight-Camera-Tripod/dp/B000ANCPNM

    FOR VR CONTROLLERS
    Micro USB cables:
    (use your VRcontroller without batteries)
    http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-USB-2-0-Cable-Meters/dp/B00NH124VM

    USB extender hub:
    (plug in your wireless USB dongles if you need better reception)
    http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-4-Port-USB-Passive-106631/dp/B003WPDK3E/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt

    Batteries:
    (if you need more)
    http://www.amazon.com/Tenergy-RCR123A-900mAh-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B001BLQQ7S

    FOR HEADSET
    Headset lens care:
    If the lenses become dirty, use a clean damp microfiber cloth. Gently wipe the surface of the lens top to bottom or left to right. Never scrub the lens with anything. Never use wood based products (tissues, paper towels, toilet paper) to attempt to clean the lenses.

    Lens cleaning wipes:
    (these are acceptable)
    http://www.amazon.com/Zeiss-Pre-Moistened-Cleaning-Wipes-Count/dp/B0030E4UIQ

    FOR YOU
    IPD tool:
    (measure the distance between your pupils here)
    https://pd.warbyparker.com/

    Coffee mug:
    http://www.amazon.com/Culver-11-Ounce-Hampton-Ceramic-White/dp/B009HOP7IA

    FOR MORE HELP
    Steam discussions:
    https://steamcommunity.com/app/358720/discussions

    or email
    [email protected]
     
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