HTC Vive Cosmos VR Headset Breaks Cover At CES 2019

Posted: Jan 7 2019, 11:51pm CST | by , in CES


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HTC Vive Cosmos VR Headset Breaks Cover at CES 2019

The Vive Cosmos is the new consumer VR headset from HTC for 2019.

HTC unveiled the Vive Cosmos VR headset at the CES 2019. The HTC Cosmos is offering comfort, and ease of set-up and use, ensuring consumers can access their virtual world whenever their life may call for it. With no external base stations required, Vive Cosmos maximizes flexibility of usage space, whether at home or on the go, and has the capability to be powered by more than a traditional gaming PC.

"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," said Daniel O'Brien, GM, Americas, HTC Vive. "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."

With the introduction of Cosmos, HTC aims to redefine how VR is accessed by offering a headset that is quick to setup and use and can be taken on the go to new play environments. Cosmos will be the first Vive headset to feature the "Vive Reality System," entirely new design experience for VR.

HTC will first offer developer kits of Vive Cosmos in early 2019, and more details on availability and price will be announced later in the year. We expect the pricing of the HTC Vive Cosmos to be below $400. If HTC can give VR a much-needed push with the Vive Cosmos in 2019 remains to be seen.

At CES, HTC also introduced the Vive Pro Eye VR headset, aimed at professionals. The Vive Pro Eye has eye tracking built-in enabling gaze interaction. The new Vive Pro Eye will launch in the second quarter of 2019.

The CES 2019 will take place January 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show is the world’s largest and most influential technology event, featuring 4,500 exhibitors across 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space. The hottest trends of CES 2019 include 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, mobility, smart home, smart cities, sports tech and more. Most of the CES 2019 announcements will be released ahead of the show in late December and early January. The next wave of news comes during the CES media days on January 6-7, when news conferences and keynotes are scheduled. Read the latest CES 2019 News.

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