HTC on Thursday introduced Vive Cosmos VR headset that will be up for grabs starting next month. To recall, HTC's PC-powered VR headset was initially unveiled at CES 2019. The successor to the original Vive, the Cosmos VR doesn't require external sensors. It also uses fully tracked motion controllers. Specs-wise, HTC's new Vive Cosmos VR also supports an LCD panel featuring 2,880 x 1,770 resolution. It offers a 110-degree field of view. Cosmos supports inside-out tracking mechanism. It also includes flip-up goggles, So, you need not remove the entire headset when on a break from VR.
In what could be a significant addition, Cosmos includes a modular faceplate to let users customise the headset eventually with extra functionality. HTC previously hinted Cosmos could be linked with a smartphone in the future. Now, HTC is launching an External Tracking Mod to let users use Cosmos with existing Lighthouse base stations. This way, you can get full 360-degree tracking and support for Vive Tracker. HTC has also expanded the compatibility of Cosmos to Vive Wireless Adapter.
Some of the key offerings of HTC Vive Cosmos VR includes inside-out tracking, more significant camera-sensor range, graphics enhancements. flip-up design, new motion controls, wireless adapter, external tracking mod and more. We take a look at the key specifications of HTC Vive Cosmos VR. HTC Vive Cosmos VR is already up preorders immediately. HTC will start shipping Cosmos Vive VR beginning October 3rd. HTC Vive Cosmos VR is priced at $699. Take a look at its specifications:
Screen: Dual 3.4-inch, diagonal
Resolution: 1440 x 1700 pixels
Refresh rate: 90 Hz
Field of view: Maximum 110 degrees
Audio: Stereo Headphone
Input: Integrated microphones, Headset button
Connections: USB-C 3.0, DP 1.2, Proprietary Connection to Mods
Sensors: G-sensor, Gyroscope, IPD sensor
Sensors: Gyro and G sensors, Hall sensor, Touch Sensors
Input: System button, 2 Application buttons, Trigger, Bumper, Joystick, Grip Button
Battery: 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries