Wednesday January 30, 2019

HTC Vive Cosmos Is a Tethered Headset According to FCC Filings

According to FCC filings, the upcoming HTC Vive Cosmos will not be a wireless headset. The 2.402-2.48 GHz frequencies used by the Cosmos are the same as what the Vive and Vive Pro devices use to connect wireless controllers to the headsets. A HTC representative told UploadVR that on "day one" the device will be connected by "a tether to the PC similar to other Vives on the market today." Hopefully a wireless adapter will be created for this device that works with AMD Ryzen systems.

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The filing finally puts to rest the speculation as to whether the Cosmos would be a wired or wireless headset. The only listed wireless frequency is 2.402-2.48 GHz with an ultra low 2.5 mW power output. This is identical to the frequency and power output the Vive and Vive Pro use to communicate with their tracked controllers.