$800 for a virtual reality headset is a hard sell for many consumers no matter exactly how great the technology is. To assist persuade you, HTC has actually partnered with retail stores GameStop and also the Microsoft Shop to give you an in-person trial so you could get a personal perception of the tool prior to you part ways with a month’s mortgage.

GameStop will have the demonstration at these stores beginning April 16th:

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For Microsoft, the headset is presently at these locations:

  • New York, Fifth Avenue  
  • Bellevue, Bellevue Square Mall  
  • Salt Lake City, City Creek Center 

And these locations will get it starting later on this month:

  • Sydney, Westfield Sydney in Pitt Street Mall
  • Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • Mission Viejo, The Shop at Mission Viejo
  • Lone Tree, Park Meadows Mall 
  • Austin, The Domain
  • Huntington Terminal, Walt Whitman Shops  
  • Cincinnati, Kenwood Towne Centre 
  • Orlando, Mall at Millenia
  • Troy, The Somerset Collection 
  • Dallas, North Park Center 
  • Tampa, International Plaza
  • King of Prussia, King of Prussia Mall 

Be certain to take some time out of your timetable to take a trip to one of these shops if you need some up close as well as personal time with the HTC Vive before you spend in one.