The HTC Vive Flow is not a gaming-dedicated VR, so if you’re looking for something to play Beat Saber or Pistol Whip, this ain’t it. On the other hand, HTC’s latest headset caters to a very different type of person, one who wants a simple VR experience for streaming content and meditating.
For one, the Vive Flow weighs 189 grams, which, compared to the Quest 2’s 503g, is practically nothing. For context, the Vive flow weighs just a little over an iPhone 13 (174g). The fit is another factor, employing a glasses-like design that can expand based on the size of users’ heads. The final component: the swappable face gasket is made from a soft fabric, which hopefully won’t give you a rash.
Unfortunately, phones running iOS or equipped with a Samsung Exynos chipset are not supported. But what’s really worrying is that the device saves on weight by relying on an external power source. You can purchase a 10,000mAh from HTC or connect to your battery of choice using a USB-C.