HTC teases standalone Vive Cosmos, Vive Pro Eye VR headsets

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HTC had quite a bit of news to drop on virtual reality users this CES, including the unveiling of Vive Pro Eye, a new integrated eye tracking hardware that will make virtual reality even more inclusive for professional VR users.

The Vive Pro Eye comes one year after HTC first launched the $799 Vive Pro, its first VR headset optimized for enterprise users. As its name may suggest, the new headset includes eye tracking for the first time, allowing users to navigate within a virtual space using their eyes instead of hardware. There's no pricing yet, but it's supposed to launch in the second quarter of 2019.

For this device, HTC made new VIVE controllers work seamlessly with VIVE tracking system. However, HTC Vive Pro Eye VR is the next step in virtual reality since it's boasting built-in eye-tracking, along with the functions of the already released Vive Pro. With the Vive Cosmos, the company aims to provide "absolute comfort" and "easy set up". According to TechRadar, the Vive Cosmos is compatible with more than just the PC, potentially mobile phones and tablets. What is foveated rendering?

Users have a chance to try out the Vive Pro Eye at CES 2019. In the meantime, I'm going to continue being rather excited about a VR headset that uses eye-tracking.

While there's now no information about how much the headset will cost, what its full capabilities are, or when it will be released, HTC said it would be "coming soon", with development kits to be offered sometime in early 2019. These latest advancements in premium VR not only offer best-in-class technology and content but strive to redefine how VR is accessed and experienced for both consumers and enterprise.

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Bolsonaro had backtracked on the embassy move soon after declaring in early November that he meant to go through with it. He called Bolsonaro's decision alarming and said it may put the future of the Amazon rain forest in jeopardy.

There aren't enough details though - not for Vive Reality, not Vive Cosmos, not Vive Pro Eye, none of it. Oculus has mastered the art of revealing new products.

The motion controllers have been redesigned and now resemble the Oculus Touch more than the previous generation Vive wands. Look for the upgraded Viveport Infinity on April 5. And it is so confident in its VR ecosystem that it's opening up an unlimited subscription tier for all the VR experiences you can get.

But no matter how great VR may be, we have to come back to reality sometime.

Finally in HTC news for now, the Viveport Infinity is a new monthly subscription that will give you access to over 500 games and apps.

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