The Valve Index Digital Actuality Headset has nice screens, unbelievable audio system, and really snug finger-tracking controllers. There isn’t a lot to not like—besides possibly the $999 price ticket. That’s why it’s thrilling to see HP partnered with Valve to make the same headset, dubbed the Reverb G2, at a extra reasonably priced $599 value.
The HP Reverb G2 isn’t only a rebadged Valve Index, nevertheless. It shares DNA with each the Index headset and the unique HP Reverb headset. When you received’t get the Index’s finger-sensing controllers, you’ll get audio system that look virtually ripped from the Valve headset. The Index’s audio system are fairly unbelievable, in order that excellent news for Reverb consumers.
For $599, you get 2,160 by 2,160 per eye decision (which matches the unique Reverb), Valve designed lenses, a 20-foot cable, and two controllers. The Reverb G2 consists of Microsoft’s spatial audio platform and a brand new spacial audio format designed by HP labs.
The G2 headset homes 4 cameras for inside out monitoring, so that you received’t want to put extra sensors round your room. And HP claims it redesigned the headset to do a greater job of distributing weight for consolation. When it’s good to, the lenses flip-up 90 levels so you may see round you.
You’ll nonetheless want a VR-ready PC, in fact. However at $599, you’re getting one thing extra highly effective than the $399 Oculus Quest and extra reasonably priced than the $999 Valve Index. HP says the Reverb G2 ought to ship in Fall 2020, and it’s taking pre-orders now.
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