VR may seem dead as of end 2018. But now, this might not be the case.
Last month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcased plenty of virtual reality headsets. But, one particularly intriguing VR set that turned some heads would be the HTC Vive Cosmos.
HTC is banking on the Cosmos to revive the virtual reality industry. The headsets will no longer be clunky, expensive and inaccessible. In fact, Daniel O’Brien, general manager of HTC’s Vive business claims that over 85 per cent of consumers believe ease of setup is critical to their decision-making for making a VR set purchase.
The Cosmos would still need to be tethered to a computer like its more expensive Vive siblings. That’s for the first version at least. HTC is considering a wireless model sometime later. HTC claims the set is designed for extended VR experience, owing to improved design. The headgear now sports an improve meshing for better breath-ability. A flip-up design allows users to jump between reality and VR rather seamlessly. As HTC puts it, a new crown design, to keep your hair in style.
Details are rather scarce at the moment. We only have some bits and pieces of information from HTC. You can head on to the Cosmos’ main webpage here for more information. And according to HTC, the Cosmos would be available later in the year.
Let’s hope this headset would be enough to bring about a comeback for VR.