CES 2019: HTC launches next-generation VR head-mounted VIVE Cosmos and upgrades VIVE Pro

Although VR has entered a cooling-off period after 2016, HTC is still able to attract consumers and public opinion in this field. At this year’s CES 2019 show, HTC exhibited its latest VR head-mounted VIVE Cosmos and an upgraded version of VIVE Pro VIVE Pro Eye.__
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VIVE Cosmos is a small form factor, but it is not a VR all-in-one. It also needs to be connected to a PC, but VIVE Cosmos is easier to use than VIVE and VIVE Pro because it does not require a base station. Positioning, the wearer can be positioned only by scanning the surrounding environment with the camera at the front of the head, which greatly reduces the threshold of the VR experience.__
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In terms of weight, VIVE Cosmos is also lighter than VIVE and VIVE Pro, and it is closer to VIVE Focus, but it can get the picture processing performance on PC. According to HTC officials, they will also cooperate with mobile phone manufacturers in the future. VIVE Cosmos can be connected to mobile phones in addition to PCs. One device can be used in multiple scenarios, such as at home or on the go.__
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VIVE Cosmos is also equipped with a separate handle. As a PC-class VR head display, the handle interactivity is definitely better than the touch version on the head display. But the handle has a new design, the appearance is more compact, and the weight will be lighter, suitable for long-term holding.__
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With the release of VIVE Focus, HTC has gradually drifted away from V’s SteamVR. Although VIVE Cosmos will still support SteamVR content, the way to enter is through the VIVE Reality System platform, which will be developed by HTC itself. Host more VR resources besides SteamVR, so that users can watch or play some lighter VR content when using mobile phone connection in the future.

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