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HTC Cosmos Battery


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Strangely enough the official 21w Comos battery can be found online through many EU sites, but is not available in the US or on the HTC site itself... 

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JIYWUBA/ref=ox_sc_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A294P4X9EWVXLJ

Quick check of the measurements seems that it will fit in the Vive battery holder as well.  Honestly was not very impressed with the 21W battery and its sticker slapped on the front, obviously a very rushed product. 

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@McyD - The offical battery is currently in stock on the EU site here. The lack of listing on our US site would indicate it being out of stock - it's definitely been listed on there before previously. As you can imagine - moving stock around is incredibly challenging right now with COVID. If current users need one - they may be able to get one through our customer care channels as we generally set aside stock for care.

The battery for Cosmos was not manufactured by HTC but was instead contracted out to a manufacturing partner who specializes that type of gear which allowed us to reduce the cost to the end user as a direct result of user feedback about the price of the 18w packs.

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For US customers the link you provided is not accessible.  You may want to look into the pricing again in that case, as the official batteries still go for much more that what is standard for that size battery.  Take example the one I listed, $35 with free shipping, lowest I have seen in EU is 54 US, but even if HTC offered it at 49 onsite, that is still the price of a 20000 MaH with Qc3 from other brands.  We are all aware that HTC Vive likes to price gouge, but when batteries are easily available at a cheaper price with higher capacity it makes no sense to buy the Official battery.  Speaking of the Battery itself, whoever made the design decision to size the wireless battery at 2.5 hours of playtime with controllers that last around 8 hours, should be fired.  As now I am stuck buying an additional 2 batteries so that I can have one in use, one charging, and one almost or fully charged to swap them out as they die, since charging times are about the same as or longer than the use time.  At the least there should have been a pass through port on the wireless adapter to allow for corded play without disassembling the headset at the very least.  But even as a new Vive user it is easy to see why Vive has become known for making very poor design decisions.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the headset and I am happy with it overall, just frustrated at idiotic design choices that were made, ones that should have been very easily caught and addressed during the design process and testing, but were obviously passed over for cost savings.  As much as the Vive touts itself as a High End VR headset, design choices show exactly where it stands.

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