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HP teases its 'no compromises' Reverb G2 VR headset

by Mark Tyson on 24 March 2020, 14:41

Tags: HP (NYSE:HPQ), Valve, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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HP has started to tease a next gen VR headset on its own website and via social media. The iconic tech company is aiming to produce a VR HMD with enviable state of the art specs, professing that its upcoming product will be "the new standard in VR." It is easy to pour scorn on such boasts but thanks to the HMD being developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft it could indeed be a very desirable product - depending upon price.

The mystery new headset isn't named in the teasers, however one can see in the official website URL that it is currently being referred to internally as the 'Reverb G2 VR headset'. This makes it the sequel to the original HP Reverb which was part of Microsoft's Mixed Reality launch lineup and stood out from the pack thanks to its high resolution screens.

The new design shares some traits to make it look similar to its predecessor - such as evidence of built-in Windows Mixed Reality tracking cameras. It is being teased as a premium solution though, so it may be priced nearer to Valve's Index ($999), rather than the likes of the Oculus Rift S ($399). In its limited publicity so far, HP seems to focus on developers and architects, which would imply a higher entry price.

HP says its next gen HMD is "coming soon," which would be welcome if it can fill-in for the Valve Index, for example, which is on 2 months+ backorder due to its popularity as the best platform for enjoying Half-Life: Alyx.



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Cool cool, the more the merrier and the lower the prices, hopefully.
If I buy this, ‘no compromises’ headset, does this mean that they'll never release another one as it's so perfect and has, no compromises'?

Sounds good to me. It's great when a company releases something so good that they have only the consumer in mind.

/s
Hmmm

So HP, a company I've had many issues with in regards to poor design and faulty hardware, aswell as very poor customer service.

Add Microsoft mixed reality - faulty by design and quickly abandoned by Microsoft (yes they still develop Hololens)

Valve are the only company with any integrity in this area, but even they move on quickly from things if they don't take off straight away. I feel they want to push VR alot though.
Yoyoyo69
So HP, a company I've had many issues with in regards to poor design and faulty hardware, aswell as very poor customer service.
Doesn't mean this is going to be bad, too. There's probably a reason they're still in business.
Everyone, from Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Dell, Asus, Acer, MSI, Gigabyte, HTC, Oculus, IBM, Corsair, Logitech, Coolermaster, Phanteks, Crucial, Samsung, Sony and LG to ASRock will have had goods and bads in their history.
Yoyoyo69
Hmmm

So HP, a company I've had many issues with in regards to poor design and faulty hardware, aswell as very poor customer service.

Add Microsoft mixed reality - faulty by design and quickly abandoned by Microsoft (yes they still develop Hololens)

Valve are the only company with any integrity in this area, but even they move on quickly from things if they don't take off straight away. I feel they want to push VR alot though.

I was pretty happy with the Rift I owned for more than two years.