HTC’s next generation Cosmos VR headset will be available for $699 next month, pre-order it today

Back in June, HTC revealed important details related to Vive Cosmos, its next generation VR headset. Today, HTC revealed that Vive Cosmos VR headset will be available for $699 from October 3rd. You can pre-order it today here from Amazon.

The Vive Cosmos comes with new tracking system with six camera sensors for wide and accurate inside-out tracking. It features a 2880 x 1700 resolution display, an 88% increase over the original Vive. HTC claims that the new LCD panels reduce the distance between pixels to minimize screen-door effect. There’s also a unique flip-up design that allows users to experience real world in seconds, without disrupting VR experience. You have got an integrated on-ear headphones for immersive sound. Vive Cosmos comes with redesigned controllers that is more comfortable. You can also buy the Vive Wireless Adapter to enjoy VR without being tethered. The most unique thing about Vive Cosmos is the new modular faceplate design that can change the functionality of the headset through different mods.

The first official “mod”, announced today, is the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod for customers that want to continue to use their existing Lighthouse base stations for tracking scenarios, but also take advantage of the superior performance of Vive Cosmos. This first base station-compatible mod supports Vive’s ecosystem of peripherals including the Vive Tracker, delivering unprecedented input freedom for VR controls. This new mod will be available in Q1 of next year.

Vivo Cosmos Tech Specs:

  • Screen: Dual 3.4″ LCD diagonal
  • Resolution: 1440 x 1700 pixels per eye (2880 x 1700 pixels combined)
  • Refresh rate: 90 Hz
  • Field of view: 110 degrees
  • Audio: Built-in stereo headphones
  • Required PC connectivity: USB 3.0, DisplayPort™ 1.2
  • Peripheral Ports: USB-C 3.0, proprietary connection to mods
  • Tracking: no minimum space requirements for standing/seated, minimum 2m x 1.5m for room-scale mode
  • Module Faceplates: Vive Motion Mod (ships with Cosmos) and Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod (sold separately)
  • Vive Wireless Adapter support: Yes, sold separately with attach kit. Available PCIe slot required

You can pre-order it here from Amazon today.

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