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VIVE Cosmos Announced as a Portable VR Headset, While VIVE Pro Gets Eye Tracking

Jan 8, 2019
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The announcement of the VIVE Cosmos was the highlight of HTC VIVE’s conference at CES 2019. The goal is to redefine ease of access, comfort and portability with the VIVE Cosmos; the first development kits will be available in ‘early 2019’, and further details on pricing and release date are coming at a later moment.

Crystal-clear graphics.

Introducing our sharpest screens yet. The all new pixel-packed real RGB displays with minimal screen door effect delivers crystal clear graphics bringing every detail in VR alive.

The all-new VIVE tracking system.

With wide and accurate tracking, gesture controls, and a 6 Degrees of freedom (DOF) headset-and-controller setup, VIVE Cosmos promises a deeply engaging VR experience right out of the box.

Easy hassle-free setup.

The all-new VIVE tracking system offers an out of box experience that gets you into VR fast and easy.

Flip-up design.

Hear your phone ring while in VR? No problem. With the flip-up design, jump between reality and virtual reality in seconds without disrupting your immersive journey.

All new fit.

The new crown design is easy to put on and off so you can keep your hair in style. Its comfortable weight distribution makes it feel lighter to wear. With the all new materials are soft, light and also breathable, this is a VR headset designed to fit you.

The all-new VIVE controllers.

The all-new VIVE controllers work seamlessly with VIVE tracking system. The gamer-friendly, versatile design is useful in all sorts of VR content.

Daniel O’Brien, GM of HTC Vive Americas, said:

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We found that over 85% of VR intenders believe that ease of use and set up is the most important factor to consider while purchasing a headset. We believe Cosmos will make VR more easily accessible to those who may not have invested in VR before and also be a superior experience for VR enthusiasts.

HTC also announced that the VIVE Pro is getting an updated hardware revision with eye tracking. The VIVE Pro Eye, due in Q2 2019, is mostly targeted at the enterprise market, where eye tracking provides multiple benefits when coupled with a VR device.

Last but not least, the Viveport subscription service will evolve into Viveport Infinity. Starting on this year’s VIVE Day (April 5th), subscribers will have the chance to download and play any of the titles in the Viveport Infinity library without any restrictions.

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