HP’s latest VR headset, the Reverb is intended for the commercial market, but it could find a place in the consumer space as well. According to report, Reverb, featuring an astonishingly sharp resolution of 2,160 by 2,160 pixels per eye, is ready to take on HTC Vive Pro and Samsung Odyssey, reports End Gadget.
“As the commercial VR segment is expected to grow to $34 billion by 2022, customers are seeking lifelike VR viewing to help open doors to new business opportunities in product design, training, and engineering,” said Spike Huang, vice president and global lead of VR of HP Inc, in press release. “The time for commercial VR is now and adding HP Reverb to our broader virtual reality portfolio is an important step in addressing this growing market.”
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The new headset was revealed on March 19 during the company’s global partner conference, HP Reinvent. It delivers the most powerful Windows Mixed Reality experience yet. A horde of upgrades puts it face to face with not only enterprise devices but consumer-focused headsets as well.
The head mounted display (HMD) comes with a built-in inside-out 6-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) positional tracking, eliminating the need for any external sensors. It also has its own spatial audio headset. There are two front-facing cameras for augmented reality applications. The device also comes with Bluetooth connected motion controllers that’s simple to setup.
The ultra-light (1.1 pounds), ultra-immersive HP Reverb VR Headset features redesigned optics to increase the visual “sweet spot.” HP Reverb also features smart assistant compatible dual microphones for a greater immersive experience and collaboration in multi-user VR environments.
“With more than 2,500 VR experiences available and counting, Windows Mixed Reality continues to serve as the home for cutting-edge innovations that are fundamentally changing the way we work and play,” said Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow, Microsoft. “The HP Reverb headset is an amazing example of the type of innovation we are seeing take place as we push forward and bring the next era of computing – the era of mixed reality – to the masses.”
The consumer version of the Reverb will cost $599, when it lands in late April. There’s also a $649 professional version coming.