Personally I think this is a cool design, It looks like one of the Headgears from Warframe, The technology is fantastic and the Vive products are exceptional, well built products with exceptional hardware inside them, You pay a good amount for an exceptional product.
HTC used to have great design on phone Long long time ago. but start from 3 years ago.. all the phone looks ugly.. out of date design.. now this HTC VIVE is a break through.. but u can see this is super ugly for a wireless adapter... it look like a short ugly horn..... can't the designer think of something more classy? ? ? i'm speechless..
Remember the days when our parents don't want us to watch TV very near? Now, tides have changed. XD