HP has released a series of virtual reality (VR) solutions for both home consumers and businesses. From their Windows-based mixed reality glasses (WMR) to the backpack-PC, which is more suitable for a free virtual reality experience. HP’s latest WMR virtual reality helmet is Reverb, which was due out last month. Now the company has submitted the official launch date – May 6th.
HP updated the list for The Pro Edition on its website in the US with a new date, but there is no consumer version in the list, which sells for $ 649.00 USD and $ 599.00, respectively. In addition, the UK website has no details on any of the headsets.
When it comes to the differences between the two models, it is worth noting that the headsets are actually identical. They both have an improved resolution compared to the original HP WMR headset: from 1440 x 1440 to 2160 x 2160 per eye. Plus, the field of view (FoV) is also slightly wider and is 114 degrees. Adjustable and detachable surround sound headphones are now part of the set. Conventional adjustable straps on the sides and top with a large circular padded section on the back for comfort. Also, internal tracking was built into the headset, which makes setting up the device much easier than using external sensors.
HP Reverb Pro Edition also comes with a leather faceplate that can be easily removed and cleaned when used by several people. The headset cable length is 6m, and the product warranty is 1 year.
With all the announcements this week regarding VR equipment, HP Reverb was certainly unveiled at the peak of the season. When looking at its direct competitors, it is worth noting Oculus Rift S for $ 399, which also has built-in tracking, and the main announcement was Valve’s Index, which has a cost of $ 999 / £ 919 for the full set.
VRcue will continue to talk about the new product from HP – Reverb.