HP REVERB G2
Where to get it?
Priding in its crystal-clear picture quality, the HP Reverb G2 is a new-generation VR headset that works seamlessly with Steam VR and Windows MR.
In comparison to the Valve Index, the Reverb G2’s image is extremely sharp due to its high resolution. The HP Reverb G2 VR headset’s main selling point is its ultra-high resolution. With 2160p per eye, it completely eliminates the screen-door effect that plagues many of its lower resolution competitors. The caveat is that you’ll need a PC capable of running VR games at 4K without significantly slowing down your frame rates.
The fantastic resolution helps with sharpness, but it falls short on FOV and tracking volume. You can get more bang for your buck elsewhere.
Uses visible light tracking
With new lenses designed by Valve, you get more clarity than the previous generation. Furthermore, interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment allows you to customize the width of your lenses for a perfect fit. However, because the Reverb G2 employs visible light tracking, ambient lighting can have a significant impact on your experience. It won’t work well in the conservatory during the day, or in a dark room, because the headset relies on a very specific lighting requirement to position you properly in a physical space. However, when the lighting is just right in a well-lit room, the tracking is accurate enough.
The headphone speakers are also loud and clear, and they create a good sense of space because they float above the ear. However, because the headset lacks headphone earpads, it lacks noise isolation, and anything you hear on the headset can be heard by anyone nearby.
Lack of base stations
With no base stations, it is possible to land consistent sniper shots even while prone, as long as the controllers are not too close to your face. Because of the lack of base stations, the overall tracking volume is somewhat limited. Horizontally, it’s fine, but if your hands are stationary at the top and bottom, it will lose track for a moment.
Works seamlessly with Steam VR
The HP Reverb G2 works perfectly with Steam VR, but not so well with Windows Mixed Reality. Aside from uninstalling it, there is no way to prevent it from opening on startup if you have left the headset plugged in.
You can easily customize your eye distance from the lenses with the new adjustable eye relief facemask for a better visual experience.
Comfortable to wear
Get maximum comfort and wear time. Because of the flexible material, larger cushion size, and lenses that can be adjusted for different eye distances3, each user gets a custom fit regardless of face size and shape. The controllers are also more natural and comfortable to hold due to their smaller and more ergonomic design.
You can now track more movement, no matter how extreme, with four cameras built into the headset and no external sensors required. You can now track more of your arm movement thanks to integrated motion tracking with four cameras and internal sensors for position detection. Without any additional peripherals, dive right into virtual reality.