VR without boundaries: A closer look at the HTC Vive Pro Eye and Cosmos, and Samsung Space Monitor

Rule the realm of virtual reality and take a step into the future with the latest HTC Vive headsets.

Ever wondered how VR would work if you could use your eyes to lock onto targets without using a controller? This is possible now with the Vive Pro Eye. It uses eye tracking, which is captured by LED sensors located around the lens.

This new iteration of the Vive Pro also enables foveated rendering, a technique that reduces the VR headset’s workload by lowering the resolution of images in the periphery while rendering sharply whatever you’re looking at.

Meanwhile, go beyond the regular VR experience with the Vive Cosmos, a new premium PC VR system that makes use of a new Vive tracking system, meaning its sensors work from the inside-out. Like the Vive Pro, it also offers HTC’s sharpest screens, yet with new pixel-packed real RGB displays and minimal screen door effect. This VR headset is easy to put on and take off with its new crown and flip-up design, taking the hassle out of going in and out of VR.

Space-saving screen

Is your cluttered desk keeping you from being productive? Maximize your desk space and be the master of minimalism with the Samsung Space Monitor, which sports an elegant three-sided bezel-less screen and a clamp-based stand that can attach to desks and tables. The clamp is integrated with a robust hinge that allows for smooth and precise screen positioning at any angle.

Adjust the screen to the angle most comfortable and convenient to you. The Space Monitor can be positioned at any preferred level for optimum viewing height and can be stored flat against the wall if not in use, to reclaim precious space on your desk.

There’s also no need to worry about messy cables as power and HDMI cables are neatly concealed in the monitor’s stand. All these features make this 32-inch screen a stylish solution for any workplace or home interior.

This article was originally published in Speed Magazine’s February 2019 issue. Words by Ayie Licsi.


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