HP, Valve and Microsoft Unveil Next Gen VR Headset; HP Reverb G2

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HP introduced its latest virtual reality (VR) headset, the HP Reverb G2, in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft.

The HP Reverb G2 is the world’s highest resolution VR headset. It delivers:

  • Cutting-edge optics.
  • Inside-out tracking.
  • Spatial 3D audio.
  • Natural gestures.
  • Long-wearing comfort.
  • Plug and play support for Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR.

Spike Huang, Vice President and Global Lead of VR, HP Inc said, “The power of collaboration is on full display with the HP Reverb G2, and alongside Valve and Microsoft, we engineered a no-compromises VR headset that’s immersive, comfortable, and compatible across Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR”.

People interaction with technology, and each other, is evolving. In April 2020, SteamVR saw nearly one million additional monthly-connected headsets, tripling the previous largest monthly gain as the workforce is working-from-home and searching for new ways to collaborate. Technology must evolve to meet the changing needs of the customer with flexibility.

HP worked with Valve and Microsoft to bring cutting-edge viewing, audio, and gesture technology, with integration across Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR platforms for its customers.

The HP Reverb G2, includes the highest-resolution LCDs in the industry with a lightweight design. It comes with better audio with new speakers that enable spatial audio. It also includes 4-camera tracking for 2X the controller tracking volume, and comfort for extended VR sessions.

Mark Bolas, Partner Director of Incubation at Microsoft said, “The HP Reverb G2 is an exciting device that takes advantage of the inside-out tracking technology in Windows Mixed Reality for full six degrees-of-freedom movement and spatial audio”.

Jeremy Selan, VR Engineer at Valve said, “We’re happy to see the expansion of the VR ecosystem in a way that is great for high-fidelity gaming. Providing customers with another quality option that includes some of Valve’s technology is good news for the VR community and we are happy to support that”.

Reverb G2 Key Features are:

  • Immersive Viewing
  • Hear in 3D with Spatial Audio
  • Natural Gestures
  • Long-Wearing Comfort
  • Everything Feels Fluid

The HP Reverb VR Headset G2 will be available from Fall 2020 for $599 (U.S.).

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