Last month we introduced you to the all-new HTC Vive Cosmos, the Cosmos Elite. The Cosmos Elite is an upgraded model of the Vive Cosmos that comes with two SteamVR Base Stations for extremely exact movement monitoring, along two contemporary new Vive Controllers. As it’s known as one in all, if now not essentially the most robust virtual reality headset for customers – you’ll know the way excited we have been to get our arms on a suite right here at EFTM.
Ripping open the field, we in an instant started inspecting the haul – incorporated within the Vive Cosmos Elite field used to be a;
- HTC Vive Cosmos Headset
- Vive Cosmos Elite Faceplate
- Vive Elite Controllers
- Link field for PC connections
- HDMI, USB & Headset cables
All of which make up the famed Vive Cosmos Elite, a tool that has unmarried handedly destroyed the productiveness of our place of business… thank you HTC.
Setup of the Cosmos Elite is an overly guided procedure, such a lot in order that even the most straightforward amongst us (myself incorporated) are greater than in a position to getting it going. It starts with a obtain from the Vive web page. The tool will take you via the entirety from plugging to your ‘link box’ right through to configuring your play space.
Speaking of putting in your play space… the usage of a VR controller to attract a virtual boundary round your living room room (or in our case the ‘office chill zone’) is extraordinarily enjoyable. There are many moments all over setup and configuration of the Vive Cosmos that make you prevent and mirror on simply how a ways technology has come – and that’s earlier than you’ve even skilled virtual reality.
Once you’ve set the Vive Cosmos onto your head, there’s a dial on the again and a strap alongside the highest that assist you to modify for convenience. The padding across the brow and bridge of the nostril are unusually relaxed, however can depart an affect at the pores and skin (so be certain to not take any selfies without delay after taking part in). The headset will get a forged nine/10 for convenience. I may simplest make a case in opposition to weight – extended use would see a little bit pressure on one’s neck, however there’s simplest such a lot HTC can do about that till there are additional developments within the technology.
Having setup our taking part in house and loading up all of the essential tool, we booted up SteamVR and dived into some Beat Saber! For the ones out of the loop, the game is a move between Guitar Hero and Fruit Ninja – and it’s BRILLIANT. The Cosmos Elite rendered fantastic graphics and between the haptic comments throughout the controllers and the very responsive monitoring of each your head and arms, the entire revel in used to be eerily sensible.
Virtual reality at this top quality could be a bit disorienting from time to time, which is what makes the flip-up design of the tool so intuitive. With little or no effort you’re in a position to temporarily transfer from virtual reality again to actual lifestyles, with out interrupting your content material by means of merely flipping up the face of the headset. However in the event you’d moderately stay within the convenience of your headset, the Vive Controllers are provided with a ‘double-tap’ characteristic that allows the pass-through cameras to look the sector round you – at a look you’re in a position to temporarily orient your self to your room.
Speaking of the controllers… The Cosmos Elite controllers are an upgraded model of the usual factor tool ones. They’re splendidly graceful, take a seat neatly within the hand and feature really easy to make use of mechanics, particularly prevalent within the enjoyable pull of the triggers. They glance a little bit like;
Between Viveport and SteamVR, discovering content material to your Vive Cosmos Elite is all too simple. Personally I discovered that navigating between those two entities used to be extremely simple, however in truth downloading/gaining access to content material took slightly a little bit of fiddling to get proper.
At the tip of the day, the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite is an improbable headset that gives an exceptionally immersive and all-encompassing VR revel in. From putting in your play space, to blasting some extraterrestrial beings or just playing video content material – it’s positive to provoke. Cosmos Elite retails for $1,699 at the Vive site, however wait! There’s extra! The different day we reported right here at EFTM that the Cosmos Elite is bundled with Half-Life: Alyx, the most recent game within the Half-Life sequence, poised to be the game of the yr! If you’re out there for a VR headset, I’d strongly suggest lending it your attention.
Stay tuned for more info at the Vive Cosmos sequence, in addition to the most recent in VR Gaming proper right here at EFTM.com
Studying Cyber Security and dealing for Macquarie Media Limited, John is a big nerd with a zeal for video games and computers.
You will frequently to find him within the streets advocating for the advantages of gaming or simply typically nerding out.
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