HTC announced today that pre-orders for the Vive Cosmos are now available. Alongside the ability to pre-order the Vive Cosmos, full specs for the device were revealed. Set at a price point of $699 (USD), the Vive Cosmos is being touted as HTC’s “most versatile premium PC VR system” according to the latest introduction trailer.
HTC Vive Cosmos now available for pre-order
The HTC Vive Cosmos can be pre-ordered right now for $699 (USD). As added incentive to pre-order the device, buyers will receive a 12-month subscription for Viveport Infinity. The ship date for the HTC Vive Cosmos is listed as October 3 with free Standard shipping available. To get it as soon as possible, 2-Day shipping can be purchased for an additional $30 (USD).
What helps set the HTC Vive Cosmos apart is that it uses motion controllers rather than external sensors, which often require a tedious setup process. Added immersion is provided with integrated headphones, while a flip-up design on the headset itself will let you remove yourself from VR and re-orient yourself if needed.
Addressing what sets the Vive Cosmos apart from other HTC headsets in a new press release, Graham Wheeler, General Manager at HTC EMEA, explained:
“Cosmos offers an unmatched experience and is our most versatile headset yet. With inside-out tracking, options in the future for different faceplates, unlimited content in the box, and the new user interface, we see limitless possibilities for XR customers. We’re thrilled to be delivering the promise of premium VR to an ever growing audience.”
On the HTC website, full specs and details for the Vive Cosmos have been listed, which we’ve also included below.
HTC Vive Cosmos - Specs & Details
- Screen: Dual 3.4” diagonal
- Resolution: 1440 x 1700 ppi (2880 x 1700 combined)
- Refresh Rate: 90 Hz FOV: 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
- Ergonomics: Flip-up visor, adjustable IPD, adjustable headstrap
- Tracking: No minimum space requirements, minimum 2m x 1.5m room-scale mode
- Module Faceplates: Vive Motion Mod, Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod (sold separately)
- Vive Wireless Adapter Support: Sold separately, PCIe slot required.
You can view the full breakdown on the HTC website, and pre-order your own Vive Cosmos if you’re a VR enthusiast looking for the latest experience. You can also check out the new introduction trailer embedded below.
After reading through the specs associated with the HTC Vive Cosmos, what are your thoughts? Are you interested in the device, or will you wait for reviews before purchasing? Let us know down in the comments below!