Back in January, HTC has introduced a new addition to its VIVE virtual reality headset lineup, the VIVE Cosmos. Nine months later, the headset is now available for pre-order in selected markets throughout the world which surprisingly includes Malaysia.
As compared to the original VIVE headset, the new VIVE Cosmos headset doesn’t require external trackers. This is because the headset utilizes a method called inside-out tracking through its six built-in camera sensors which also allows it to have six degrees of freedom and 110-degrees field of view.
Housed within its flip-up visor design, the VIVE Cosmos offers a pair of 3.4-inch 90Hz displays that have a combined resolution of 2880 x 1700. Alongside an adjustable headband, the headset is also equipped with stereo headphones although users can choose to detach them and utilize their own headphones since VIVE Cosmos comes with a 3.5mm audio jack as a standard.
HTC has also introduced a new controller for VIVE Cosmos which comes with a glowing light ring that allows the headset to track it without external trackers. Priced at RM 3699, each pre-order of VIVE Cosmos would be accompanied by free VIVEPORT Infinity subscription for 12-month alongside a VR shooter game called Aeon.