The Wireless Adapter and Compatibility Pack for the Vive Cosmos is now available to purchase in the United States for $350.
This means your Cosmos can become an untethered, wireless system, provided you’re willing to shell out for the adapter and your computer has a spare PCIe slot. Previously, the Wireless Adapter, which retails for $299, was available as a standalone purchase to provide untethered, wireless capabilities for the Vive and Vive Pro. The same adapter now works for the Cosmos, however it also requires a purchase of the Cosmos Compatibility Pack, which is newly available for purchase
The Cosmos Compatibility Pack and the Wireless Adapter are both required to use to Cosmos as a wireless system, with former being automatically added to your cart if you select the Vive Wireless Adapter for Cosmos when purchasing.
The Compatibility Pack is an extra $49, bringing the total price of wireless, untethered Cosmos capability to roughly $350 (not including the initial $700 for the headset itself, which you can read our review of here). As previously reported, the capability pack includes a 21W power bank, along with a connection cable to connect the power bank and some pads to mount the bank to the headset. The power bank is required as the cameras used for inside-out tracking, and “other features” of the Cosmos, draw “slightly more power” and therefore require the battery pack to work with the Vive Wireless Adapter.
If you already own the Wireless Adapter (which you might have used for a Vive in the past), you can also buy the Cosmos Compatibility Kit on its own to use with your existing adapter and Cosmos headset.
The Vive Wireless Adapter and Cosmos Compatibility Kit are available to purchase now as a bundle on the Vive site in the United States.
Update: This article was updated to reflect that the Cosmos Compatibility Kit is available to purchase separately for users who already own the Wireless Adapter.