This year the HTC Vive range of virtual reality (VR) headsets will be growing thank to new faceplates for the Vive Cosmos. Before things get a little too confusing there are some deals currently available for UK customers wishing to step into the Vive ecosystem, with Overclockers UK offering the biggest saving yet on the Vive Cosmos.
The online PC specialist retailer is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a sale, discounting loads of products in the process. It just so happens that the Vive Cosmos headset is the only one in the sale, with Overclockers UK reducing the cost by £120 GBP when you enter promocode COSMOS120 at the checkout. This drops the price from £699 down to £579, a bigger saving than the previous Black Friday which only saw a £100 saving.
Certainly the best deal yet for the headset but it’s still way above main competitor, Oculus Rift S at £399. Both have done away with external sensors, offering customers easy to use inside-out tracking – Vive Cosmos boasts a 6-lens system over Rift S’ 4 cameras. One of Vive Cosmos’ main features is its modular front faceplate system with several variants announced last week.
Apart from the standard Vive Cosmos, the company will be releasing a further three models to be sold in bundles and just the faceplates themselves. The Vive Cosmos Elite offers both inside-out and external tracking capabilities using SteamVR base stations, the Vive Cosmos XR is for mixed reality (MR) use cases while the baby of the bunch the Vive Cosmos Play will be the cheapest entry – a price has yet to be confirmed.
Or if you’ve been thinking about upgrading your PC the Overclockers UK’s sale might be a good time to look for parts, VR-compatible GPU’s in particular. The Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 Super is currently £299.99 rather than £359.99 or how about the Asus RADEON RX 5700 XT for £349.99, down from £479.99.
If you head on over the HTC Vive’s website then you can always save £220 on the HTC Vive Pro Starter Kit which was £1,119, and now retails for £899.
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