In collaboration with Valve and Microsoft, today HP has presented a further development of its VR glasses Reverb. The HP Reverb G2 VR Headset corresponds exactly to the already leaked pictures. The resolution remains the same at 2160 × 2160 pixels per eye, i.e. 4320 × 2160 pixels in total, but new LCD panels are used.
The HP Reverb G2 VR headset is built using two new 2.89-inch LCD panels with a resolution of 2160 x 2160 pixels for each eye and a screen refresh rate of 90 Hz. HP consciously decided to sacrifice the refresh rate, in order to achieve the highest screen resolution among all VR headset today. New LCD panels promise improved contrast, increased pixel switching speed, providing increased image accuracy. Horizontal FoV will be 114 degrees with improved image clarity at the edges of the screen.
The VR headset uses original Valve lenses specifically for Reverb G2 with IPD mechanical adjustment from 60 to 69 mm. Valve also shared its headphone design, which is used on the Index headset with proprietary BMR drivers and surround sound support. The location of the headphones is identical to the Index headset – 10 mm. Active noise-canceling microphones HP uses its own design.
The HP Reverb G2 VR headset increases the number of cameras compared to the previous model from two to four, which provides improved tracking of controllers, which the company has also seriously redesigned. The design of the G2 controllers is more like competitors and uses a similar arrangement of buttons and triggers. The new controllers are fully compatible with the previous Reverb model and Microsoft Virtual Reality family headsets. The batteries are powered by AA batteries.
The ergonomics of the headset has also undergone changes: the mass of pads and pads has been doubled, glasses can be conveniently opened without removing the entire headset from the head, weight distribution has been improved and new Velcro added. The headset will be connected to the system using a single cable 6 meters long, the glasses support DSC 1.3 technology. The package includes DP, USB Type-C cables, a power supply (when using glasses with a system that cannot deliver enough power through the USB-C cable), 2 AA batteries for the controllers.
HP Reverb G2 VR headset promises improved and more open support for all popular VR ecosystems, including Steam VR and Windows Mixed Reality. HP presents the product as ultimate and uncompromising VR glasses for gamers and professionals, which affects the price of the product $599.
The release is scheduled for the fall of 2020, and the preorder for points will open today, May 28, through HP and Steam stores for US residents, the rest of the regions will have to wait. More detailed information about the HP Reverb G2 VR headset is available on the official website of the vendor.
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