HTC Announces New VR Headset

posted Jan 18, 2019, 7:14 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 7:20 AM ]

By: John Sigrist

    HTC has recently announced their new upcoming virtual reality headset on January 7th, 2019. Its name is the “Vive Cosmos” and is meant to be a new mainstream style VR headset.

    Unlike the previous HTC Vive headset, the Vive Cosmos does not require any external sensing tech. The headset and the controllers are fully tracked without the use of mounted sensors.

    The product is being featured as a convenient device with easy setup and absolute comfort in mind. It also features a flip-up mask, allowing the user to see what is around them without having to go through the trouble of taking the whole headset off. Combined with the tracking cameras on the front and sides of the headset, the Vive Cosmos looks to be a high tech but comfortable VR headset.

    This new headset features different controllers than the ones that HTC has released before. Similar to the Oculus controllers, there is now a thumbstick and traditional buttons on the controllers as well as a circular tracking part that surrounds the users' hands. Unlike the previous Vive controllers, there is no trackpad on the new Vive Cosmos controllers.

    This headset will be PC based but is said to have functionality with other devices such as smartphones. While at launch it will only be supported by PC, it is rumored that that will be wireless capabilities for the headset.

    While a lot is still not known about the Vive Cosmos, it is exciting to see what the new features and technology has to offer.

Date: 1/17/19

Edited By: NS

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/7/18172740/htc-vive-cosmos-vr-headset-announce-ces-2019