Although HTC touts Vive Cosmos as its greatest PC VR headset but, the headset is getting tanked up to now in on-line buyer opinions, making it far and away the bottom rated HTC headset by that metric but.
Whereas Oculus additionally bumped into some lower than stellar buyer opinions when it launched the Rift S earlier this yr, making it the bottom rated Oculus headset on Amazon at three.7 of 5 stars, Vive Cosmos is really taking a beating by comparability.
Whereas HTC has arrange Amazon to mix all of its headsets right into a single product itemizing, with every headset as a separate ‘type’ (which lumps opinions collectively), we will type clients opinions for under these submitted for the Vive Cosmos ‘type’.
Taking a look at ‘verified purchaser’ buyer opinions for Vive Cosmos solely, we discover simply 17 opinions up to now, with a median ranking of two.1 of 5 stars. That’s in comparison with a median rating of three.eight of 5 stars based mostly on opinions of the whole Vive PC lineup (which additionally contains the unique Vive, Vive Professional, and Vive Professional Eye.
Over at Finest Purchase we solely see 4 ‘verified purchaser’ opinions for Cosmos, all of that are 1 of 5 stars.
That is solely a small pattern dimension at this level, and to what extent Amazon opinions are actually consultant of a product’s desirability or worth is definitely up for debate (faux opinions however). However at a minimal we might surmise that it features as a ‘first impression’ for potential consumers of the world’s main on-line storefront, which makes it an vital metric irrespective of the way you slice it.
Trying by way of the Amazon opinions for Vive Cosmos, some widespread themes emerge. Monitoring (particularly regarding gentle sensitivity), ergonomics, a small candy spot, and controllers had been all generally cited as downsides, whereas a handful of reviewers mentioned the headset’s $700 worth was too excessive. On the plus aspect, some opinions talked about that Cosmos provides good visible high quality (so long as you’re inside the candy spot) and a few discovered the halo-style head-mount to be comfy.
This mirrors a lot of what we present in our personal Cosmos assessment, in addition to the widespread complaints that HTC addressed shortly after the headset launched.