Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has unveiled the new Vive Cosmos virtual reality headset along with the HTC Vive Pro Eye at CES 2019 earlier this year and which is now available in US. It is the company’s first Vive VR headset to ship with the new Vive Reality System. The biggest highlight of the HTC Vive Cosmos is a Vive headset which comes equipped with inbuilt motion sensors and can be connected with a smartphone or a PC.
HTC Vive Cosmos Pre-Order, Availability and Features
The Bhphotovideo.com online store is opening the pre-orders today in the US. Vive Cosmos will cost $699 and the shipping will begin from October 2nd.
HTC has partnered with Mozilla to make Firefox Reality the default web browser on all Vive HTC VR headsets. The company also announced an unlimited Viveport subscription for VR content, called Viveport Infinity, apart from the new Vive Reality System. Cosmos features a 2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution, an 88% increase over the original Vive delivering crystal-clear text and graphics.
The Vive Cosmos VR headset has a more mass-market appeal to it and is designed with ease of use and module-based customization in mind. The Vive Cosmos employs the new Vive tracking system with support for gesture controls and 6 degrees of freedom (6 DoF). The device can be set up with relative ease and has a flip-up design which allows users to lift the headset’s main body in front of their eyes without having to take off the entire device.
The Vive Cosmos can be paired with a PC, and will get smartphone connectivity in the future. It comes with redesigned controllers which flaunt a new design. Another notable feature of the Vive Cosmos is customization, with HTC promising that the company will keep upgrading the device with a wide array of modules that will be showcased soon.