Best Accessories for HTC Vive Windows Central 2019

Whether you're looking to get the best virtual reality (VR) experience, or just want to keep your equipment organized, there are countless worthwhile accessories to buy. We've rounded up the best for HTC Vive owners into a handy guide.

Cut the cable: Vive Wireless Adapter

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The HTC Vive's official wireless adapter will free you from the wired connection to your PC. A battery and receiver clip onto the headset, a transmitter connects to your PC, and you're good to go. Performance is hardly affected, providing a premier VR experience without the cable.

$300 at Microsoft

Virtualize everything: Vive Tracker

The Vive Tracker is an external sensor for the HTC Vive, trackable within its virtual space. Essentially transforming any real-world object into a VR accessory, it bridges the gap between the two worlds. If its integrated mount isn't for you, the TrackStraps tracker also help ease setup.

$100 at Amazon

Head upgrade: Vive Deluxe Audio Strap

The Vive Deluxe Audio Strap was one of the first major accessories from HTC, providing an all-in-one head strap and audio solution. Rather than the fabric straps included in the box, the Deluxe Audio Strap offers a hard-sided head mount, improved cable management, and headphones.

$100 at Microsoft

Crystal clear: HTC Vive prescription lens inserts

Due to the modular nature of the HTC Vive, those without perfect vision can install prescription lenses as an additional accessory. VR Lens Lab offers custom-made lenses, attachable on top of stock the headset's stock lenses, and tailored to your prescription.

$45+ at VR Lens Lab

Padded up: VR Cover foam replacement

Out of the box, the HTC Vive ships with two face cushions of different sizes. While HTC does sell its own replacements, VR Cover offers an arguably superior alternative. Padded with thinner foam and lined with PU leather, these are more hygienic and increase the headset's field of vision.

$30 at Amazon

Safe and sound: Hyperkin Polygon Protector bag

If you're planning to take your HTC Vive on the go, Hyperkin's carrying case is a perfect companion for the trip. Designed specifically to hold a VR headset and any related accessories, the case is a great way to keep your VR setup protected in a single location.

$80 at Amazon

Second skin: Hyperkin silicone skins

Hyperkin's purpose-made skins for the HTC Vive add an extra layer of protection, while also coating them with a personal flair. Made out of a thick silicone, the skins should help prevent any surface-level damage, including bumps and scratches.

$15+ at Amazon

Going hole-free: Impact heavy duty light stand

If you don't want to drill holes in your walls for the Vive's lighthouses, invest in this Impact light stand and tripod ballhead mount. The stands' maximum height tops HTC's recommended 6.5 feet, and they're air-cushioned too for easy adjustment.

$55 at Amazon

Keep it clean: AmazonBasics microfiber cleaning cloths

For cleaning your HTC Vive components, microfiber cloths are perfectly soft, super-absorbent, and don't leave nasty streaks behind. This set from AmazonBasics is a solid value pick with 24 reusable cloths.

$13 at Amazon

Virtual experience like no other

The official lineup of HTC Vive accessories includes unmissable additions, cutting out the wires, and improving your overall VR experience. While pricey, the Vive Wireless Adapter is the best you'll get, entirely cutting the tether to your PC. The freedom brings a whole new dimension to virtual experiences, improving movement and immersion across the board.

Alternatively, the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap improves your virtual comfort, alleviating the weight and enhancing your sound. It comes in similarly priced to mid-range headphones and improves any lengthier VR session.

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