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HTC VIVE Cosmos

HTC VIVE Cosmos
  • Field of View

    110°

  • Resolution

    2880 × 1700 px

  • Refresh Rate

    90 Hz

Description
Dive into the most immersive VR experience of your life with the HTC VIVE Cosmos. The Cosmos features a single-passenger design, which means you're free to move around within a larger play space and explore new worlds from inside out. It also features powerful built-in graphics, 90 Hz refresh rate, and 360 degree tracking. Whether it's gaming or watching video content, there's no question you'll be immersed in high-quality visuals thanks to the Cosmos' 2880 × 1700 resolution. Plus, the headset is compatible with SteamVR - meaning you can use your entire Steam library of games in VR!
Specification
Other
Flip Visor?
YES
Lens to Eye Adjustment?
YES
IPD Adjustment?
YES
Front Camera?
YES
Cooling System
YES
Positional Tracking?
YES
360 Tracking?
YES
Room Scale?
YES
Display
Refresh Rate
90 Hz
Display Type
LCD
Resolution
2880 × 1700 px
Field of View
110°
Overview
Category
PC VR
Model Name
VIVE Cosmos
Country of Origin
Taiwan
Brand
HTC
Release Date
2010
Reviews of the HTC VIVE Cosmos
Rated 3.4 / 5 from 8 Reviews
Equal parts excellent and infuriating
expertreviews.co.uk
  • - 4
I’m awarding the Cosmos four stars because, in many ways, it’s a desirable product. The display is one of the best in the industry and the product is of a higher build quality than any I’ve tested before. It is, moreover, a fine replacement for the HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro. I still recommend you buy the Oculus Rift S if you’re new to VR on PC but if you’re looking for a future-proof, high-end headset that still cuts the clutter, the HTC Vive Cosmos might just be for you.
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Solid Upgrade
tomshardware.com
  • - 4
The HTC Vive Cosmos is a great VR headset, but it's held back by poor controller ergonomics. Still, with a comfortable fit and the elimination of base stations, it's a solid replacement for the original HTC Vive.
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Not out of this World
theverge.com
  • - 3
HTC has improved the original Vive with an alternate head strap, an eye-tracking system, a wireless adapter, and a tracking disc to make building custom controllers easier. If it follows suit with the Cosmos, you could enjoy some features that would require buying a whole new headset otherwise. If HTC drops the Vive Cosmos’ price and improves its performance, it’s certainly got time to make the headset attractive. Otherwise, the Cosmos is a fundamentally decent headset — but one with a lot of little downsides and few bright spots to make up for them.
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The premium headset that could make you a VR believer
t3.com
  • - 4
If you can afford the price of admission with the HTC Vive Cosmos, then you certainly won't be disappointed by what it offers. A few frustrations with the tracking of the controllers and the software stores aside, it's just about the best virtual reality gaming experience you can get at the moment. However, it might be the Cosmos II – if HTC can get the price down and maybe even go wireless – that's the real game-changer.
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HTC Vive Cosmos Review
pcmag.com
  • - 3
The HTC Vive Cosmos VR headset is a technically impressive improvement on the original Vive, but it's very expensive and you still have to deal with a cable. It's the same kind of cable used by the HTC Vive, the Rift S, and the HP Reverb, and it doesn't get any easier to deal with over time. After using the Oculus Quest and enjoying completely untethered virtual reality, going back to tripping over a thick wire while playing games feels like a big step backward. Combined with the high price, it makes it hard to recommend the Cosmos over the Rift S, and I'd still choose the wire-free convenience of the Oculus Quest over both.
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Transforming VR headsets that fit any space and any game
techradar.com
  • - 3
The benefit of the Cosmos is its ability to start as an entry-level headset – one that you can pick up without destroying your bank account – and evolve over time to a headset that rivals the best on the market. Pair that with HTC’s Viveport subscription service and you can expect an ever-changing library of fun new titles to try on a headset that truly looks great despite some field-of-view limitations. That’s more or less the story of the Cosmos at this time and at this price point – it’s a decent portal into virtual reality, but one that comes with a few caveats. Its hand-tracking ability isn’t perfect and its setup process can be hit-or-miss. Some games work without a hitch, while others can break down without pixel-perfect tracking. While other inside-out tracking headsets – like the completely untethered Oculus Quest or Oculus Quest 2 – face similar problems and have a worse resolution, they’re cheaper, less bulky and can be taken with you anywhere.
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A future-proof Rift S alternative?
pocket-lint.com
  • - 3.5
A great VR alternative to the Oculus Rift S, but the Vive's imperfect daylight tracking and a higher price tag hold it back from perfection. These might not be issues for all, but they were certainly frustrating for us. Software updates have vastly improved things since launch though.
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Poor tracking and comfort returns the Vive Cosmos' galactic specs back to Earth
laptopmag.com
  • - 3
With the HTC Vive Cosmos, you get a sharp display, great audio and a good app to go along with those things, but you have to deal with subpar tracking, an uncomfortable headband and a pair of bulky controllers, all for the high price of $699. The HTC Vive Cosmos has a long way to go to be a good VR headset, but if you're going to buy it, get it with some base stations.
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