HP Reveals New VR Headset Built in Partnership With Microsoft and Valve

HP Reveals New VR Headset Built in Partnership With Microsoft and Valve

The HP Reverb G2 still offers up a 2,160 x 2,160 resolution experience per eye with a 114-degree field of view and 90Hz refresh rate using LCD panels.

"We're happy to see the expansion of the VR ecosystem in a way that is great for high-fidelity gaming", said Jeremy Selan, VR Engineer at Valve.

The new virtual reality glasses from HP have access to the contents of the large virtual reality content library of SteamVR.

Lastly, Valve has designed the new lenses used within the device.

Specifically, the HP Reverb G2's lenses are designed by Valve, and to achieve stunning visual quality these are combined with boosts to clarity, contrast, and brightness, as well as the reduction of persistence and perceived mura (the "dirty goggles" effect that some complained was a problem with the original Reverb). For those unaware, Windows Mixed Reality is a platform that combines virtual reality with augmented reality for a more immersive experience for users. The speakers have the seal of this company and offer 3D spatial sound like in the real world, so that the players will be able to locate the enemies letting themselves be carried away by what they hear.

HP may not be recognized as a pioneer in the VR, but the Reverb G2 should really help the company to be taken seriously in a market dominated by HTC and Oculus. They're a big step up from the original Windows Mixed Reality controllers now that they feature a more ergonomic design - think curvy rather than squared-off handles.

The HP Reverb G2 features a 90-degree flip-up headband

The headset features 4 built-in cameras for position tracking and six-degrees of freedom (allowing you to move throughout a space without relying on external sensors).

Elsewhere, HP has added two new cameras to the Reverb G2.

Long-Wearing Comfort: The HP Reverb VR Headset G2 is more comfortable than the previous generation with an increased facemask cushion for better weight distribution for extended VR sessions and optional replaceable face gaskets for ease of cleaning between sessions. Users can easily flip the facemask 90 degrees when moving back. More information about HP Inc.is available at http://www.hp.com.

Finally, HP remains the primary developer of the headset. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. To ensure comfortable VR viewing for as many people as possible the headsets comes with manual interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment.

HP Proprietary survey of 1,267 ITDMs and full-time employed end-users, 25 years or older, in the US, France, and China - March, 2020.

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