VR headset, like any gadget, faces the risk of becoming a white elephant fairly quickly. Not the HTC VIVE Cosmos, though. While a hardware like a VR headset can’t organically grow, VIVE Cosmos will grow with users over time, ensuring its usability as technology progresses.
It does so by introducing ‘mods’ that can change the functionality of the headset. The first official ‘mod’ is the Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod that will let you continue using your existing Lighthouse base stations for tracking scenarios while leveraging on the up-to-date more superior performance of VIVE Cosmos.
Beyond that, HTC VIVE Cosmos boasts an all-new Vive tracking system that is simple to setup.
The headset packs six camera sensors for wide and accurate inside-out tracking and touts 2,800 x 1,700 combined pixel resolution, all-new LCD panels with real RGB displays to reduce screen-door effect.
It further boasts a unique flip-up design for quickly jumping between reality and VR, integrated on-ear headphones, and compatibility with Vive Wireless Adapter for an untethered VR experience.
HTC VIVE Cosmos also pride it of having chockfull of contents behind it and so there’s no worry that you will run out of things to experience and discover.
Out-of-the-box VIVE Cosmos comes with the new VIVE Reality System that promised to “make VR feel less like launching apps and more like going between worlds.” I imagine it to feel something Ready Player One.
HTC VIVE Cosmos VR Headset is available now for $699 which comes with a 6-month VIVEPORT Infinity membership valued at $78.