Have you fancied giving the HTC Vive and VR in general a try? Well, next time you nip into Harrods for a spot of shopping and lunch while your Rolex’ watch strap is adjusted, you can step into the world of virtual reality thanks to a new pop-up shop from HTC.
Similar to partnership with Currys PC World that has seen Vive appear in a handful of stores in London, Leeds and Reading, this is more than just boxes on shelves and will feature a large demo area to give you the best possible space in which to try out the Vive’s room scale VR.
Chances are that if you can afford to shop in Harrods, you can afford the £700 Vive, the PC to go with it and have a house with enough room to spare for room scale VR…
Of course, this is all about exposure and getting the Vive and VR in general into the public consciousness. Harrods might be a teensy bit exclusive, but with Vive as the top end and most premium of the first generation of VR, it kind of fits.
For the rest of us, Valve are trying to illustrate what VR is really like by way of mixed reality videos, such as this one:
Source: press release