HTC Vive orders start processing as we're shown what comes in the box

The two most anticipated VR devices since forever – the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive – are on the brink of launching. With Oculus shipments about to deliver, HTC felt compelled to remind pre-orderers that they should be expecting packages in the near future too, while giving us a sneak peak at what comes in the box.

Here is the list of components found in the HTC Vive Box:

A – Base station x 2
B – Sync cable
C – Base station power adapter x2
D – Mounting kit
E – Link box
F – Link box mounting pad
G – Link box power adapter
H – HDMI cable
I – USB cable
J – Earbuds
K – Alternate face cushion (narrow)
L – Cleaning cloth
M – Documentation
N – Headset with 3-in-1 cable and audio cable
O – Controller (with lanyard) x 2
P – Micro USB charger x 2

We’re used to quickly discarding the “manual” in favor of diving directly into the gadgets we purchase, but something tells us that letter “M” – the documentation – is going to be especially important for the HTC Vive.

The inevitable upcoming flurry of HTC Vive unboxings just got a lot less suspenseful, but we’re no less excited for that package to land on our doorstep.

When will it ship? Although HTC’s e-mail claims “it’s in the works” and states, “Your order’s being processed now,” the actual order confirmation page still says that shipments will start going out in May 2016.