The HTC VIVE Cosmos, which has been notoriously difficult to get your hands on in Australia in the past, is currently on sale for just $799 (was $1,299, save $500) over on mwave.com.au. This deal includes free delivery and will stick around until Tuesday September 6, or until stock runs out.
HTC Vive Cosmos Virtual Reality Kit – A$799 (was $1,299, save $500)
VIVE Cosmos is PC-VR primed for the present and the future. Expand your range of motion with six camera sensors, accurate inside-out tracking via wide field of view (FOV) and six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) support. Immersive VR right out of the box.
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Released in 2019, the Cosmos is a premium base-free VR headset you’ll need to use connected to your PC. A stylish and comfortable upgrade from its predecessors, The headset has been redesigned to suit a wide range of face shapes, vision types, and even fits over glasses quite comfortably. The headset boasts a 2880x1700p combined resolution display, with a 90Hz refresh rate & adjustable interpupillary distance (IPD) dial for visual comfort and quality. To control the device, you use two ergonomic motion controls with rounded grips, analog sticks, and curved triggers that conform to your index and middle fingers.
One of its biggest advantages however, is the access to the content libraries of Steam and Viveport, with an included membership of Viveport Infinity, which is HTC’s Xbox Game Pass style subscription service for VR experiences. For some VR enthusiasts, this is going to be the deciding factor when choosing between this and something like the Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus). Which recently had a massive price hike, but is still cheaper at $629.99 for the 128GB model. The Quest 2 is a wireless all-in-one unit with an optional PC link to enhance performance.
If you’re unsure whether or not your PC can handle it, according to HTC the headset requires at least an Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350 CPU, 8MB of RAM, a DisplayPort 1.2 output, a USB 3.0 port, and an Nvidia GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 480 graphics card (though HTC recommends at least an Nvidia GTX 1070 or Radeon Vega 56).
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