HTC VIVE Cosmos arrives in Saudi Arabia
January 9, 2020
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Now available online and at select retailers.

HTC Vive Cosmos is the latest premium PC-based virtual reality (VR) system that’s been praised by fans all over the world, and it is now officially available in the Saudi market. It features a new level accessibility thanks to the VIVE Cosmos External Tracking Faceplate that helps make the headset more modular.

“HTC Vive Cosmos offers an unmatched experience and is our most versatile headset yet. With Cosmos, we’ve continued to refine and improve on what a premium VR experience can and should be,” said Graham Wheeler, General Manager EMEA, HTC VIVE. “Vive Cosmos opens new worlds and grows with you. With inside-out tracking, options in the future for different faceplates, unlimited content in the box, and the new user interface, we see limitless possibilities for XR customers.”

An all-new tracking system makes setup easy and simple, with six camera sensors for more accurate tracking. The Cosmos has a 2880 x 1700 combined pixel resolution that’s 88 percent larger than the original VIVE. It also has a flip-up design to make it easy to wear and for a more comfortable fit. This also makes the Cosmos less disruptive when playing long sessions.

Here’s a rundown of the VIVE Cosmos specifications:

Screen: Dual 3.4″ LCD diagonal 

Resolution: 1440 x 1700 pixels per eye (2880 x 1700 pixels combined)

Refresh rate: 90 Hz

Field of view: 110 degrees

Audio: Built-in stereo headphones

Required PC connectivity: USB 3.0, DisplayPort™ 1.2

Peripheral Ports: USB-C 3.0, proprietary connection to mods

Tracking: no minimum space requirements for standing/seated, minimum 2m x 1.5m for room-scale mode

Module Faceplates: Vive Motion Mod (ships with Cosmos) and Vive Cosmos External Tracking Mod (sold separately)

Vive Wireless Adapter support: Yes, sold separately with attaching kit. Available PCIe slot required

The VIVE Cosmo External Tracking Faceplate is the first official mod that is made for customers that want to use their existing Lighthouse base stations for tracking scenarios.

In terms of content, you will be getting a free 6-month Viveport Infinity subscription with every purchase of the VIVE Cosmos during the launch period. This subscription will let you access different games like Doctor Who: The Edge of Time by Maze Theory, Playstack, and BBC; Eleven Eleven by Syfy; Battlewake by Survios; Gloomy Eyes by Atlas V and 3dar; Swords of Gargantua by Yomuneco and Gumi; and MLB Home Run Derby by MLB.

The VIVE Cosmos is now available for purchase online at Vive.com and through retailers such as Jarir Bookstores, Xcite by Alghanim Electronics, and Virgin Megastore.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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