The new Cosmos VR headset does away with Lighthouse base stations and the hassle of setup. Oh, and it’s modular, too. The HTC Vive Cosmos is the follow-up to the original Vive and offers significant improvements and changes. HTC did something radical when it designed its newest VR headset for consumers: It listened to its customers. The result is a brand-new “standalone” headset called the Vive Cosmos. It’s basically better in every way than the original Vive that preceded it. The Cosmos is aimed at existing HTC Vive owners and VR enthusiasts who want better comfort, improved visuals and the simplicity of not having to set up those Lighthouse base stations around a room. I spent a little time with the $699 Cosmos and was definitely impressed by it. But I’m curious about how it will fair against the Oculus Rift S, another premium consumer VR headset that only costs $400. HTC Vive Cosmos seems like a shiny polish on what a VR headset is today rather than a bold futuristic jump forward. For HTC’s customer base, the Cosmos seems like it is exactly what they wanted. But for the VR landscape as a whole, one has to hope that the next wave of VR heads...