Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published (usually) every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. For today, we want to hear what you think of the newly detailed HTC Vive Cosmos VR headset.
Last week we got the chance to go hands-on with the HTC Vive Cosmos, the latest and greatest PC VR headset from HTC. The new devices will cost $699, has six embedded inside-out tracking cameras on the headset, great 1440 x 1700 per eye resolution, brand new controllers with analog sticks, and a totally overhauled “home” experience with Vive Origin.
You can watch this video to get our hands-on impressions or read our report where we go into even more detail:
The headset is up for pre-orders now and it officially launches globally on October 3rd, so that’s less than a month away. The real kicker for this headset is that in the future you can mod it to be tracked by SteamVR base stations, use the Vive wireless adapter, or even power it with your phone — but none of those options will be available at launch.
Since this is the next big new VR headset on the market from a major player, we want to know your impressions and reactions to the details and news. What do you think of the HTC Vive Cosmos? Is it what you wanted/expected? Do you think it’s too expensive? Is it better than you thought it would be? Do you plan on buying one?
Let us know down in the comments below!