HTC VIVE Cosmos VR Headset Ready for Pre-Order

HTC’s newest addition to the VIVE virtual reality headset range comes in the form of the Cosmos.

By HTC’s own emission, the new device is “primed for the present and the future” and is “the most impressive VIVE visual resolution yet”. And they aren’t wrong…

The VIVE Cosmos is the next generation VR headset for the company and offers higher resolution displays, a lighter headset, new wrap-around controllers, and no longer requires base stations. The Cosmos has two 3.4-inch LCD screens running at 1440×1700 per eye (combined 2880×1700), with a 90 Hz refresh rate. Strangely though, still offering a 110-degree field of view, which is exactly the same as the first VIVE headset.

The headset features inside-out tracking enabled by six cameras. The headset has a built-in accelerator and gyroscope, so it has no external sensors nor base stations. It comes with a head strap and attached audio and two new controllers that run on built-in rechargeable batteries.

An interesting addition to the headset is that HTC have enabled a modular design on the front panel that can be changed, allowing later upgrades and new features to be put into use on the VR system.

The HTC VIVE Cosmos is available to pre-order now and is expected to release in early October.