The HP Reverb G2 was launched in July 2020 by computer manufacturer HP, and is expected to be delivered by VR Expert at the end of October. Things have been rocky since the launch, with expectations so high. So what makes the HP Reverb G2 worth buying?
What is the resolution of the HP Reverb G2?
The HP Reverb G2, whose lenses were developed by game developer Valve, has a resolution of 2160 x 2160 pixels per eye, making the headset about twice as sharp as the VR headset Oculus Rift S. Comparable PC VR headsets like the HTC Vive Cosmos and the Valve Index don’t even come close to the HP headset, in terms of screen resolution.
Which content platforms does the Reverb G2 support
In addition to the high screen resolution, the VR headset also has the advantage that it supports two types of content platforms: the Windows Mixed Reality platform and the Steam VR. This makes a large amount of content available. A content platform is a digital gathering place where content is produced, distributed, managed and analyzed. This can be a website, but also an app.
Spatial audio on the new Reverb
Another advantage of the Reverb G2 is the fact that the VR headset’s headphones support spatial audio. This means that the sound follows the movements of a person’s head, so that the sound quality remains optimal. As with the development of the lenses, a collaboration with Valve was also chosen for this technology. This is because Valve is known as one of the best in the field of lens development and sound systems. The headphones can also be disconnected if a user prefers to use their own headphones.
What is the price of the HP Reverb G2?
The price of the HP Reverb G2 is 577 euros excluding VAT. This makes it the cheapest PC VR headset on the market. In combination with the high quality, this makes the Reverb G2 an extremely interesting product. Also because tech company Oculus is discontinuing the Oculus Rift S and there is currently no other entry-level model for PC VR headsets. For the price category in which the new Reverb is located. In comparison: a HTC Vive Pro quickly costs above 1,000 euros excluding VAT.
In conclusion the high resolution of the screen, sound quality and low price make the Reverb G2 a particularly good product in the PC VR market.
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