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HP REVERB G2

69 Above Average!

Reviews Summary

The redesigned HP Reverb G2 VR headset provides a more comfortable fit and a more dependable experience than its predecessor while maintaining the same sharp image and reasonable price. However, it lacks some of the more compelling advantages of its competition.

Pros

  • Quality Picture
  • Good Headphones
  • Works seamlessly with Steam VR
  • Adjustable Facemask
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Better tracking

Cons

  • Lacks enough FOV and tracking volume
  • Uses visible light tracking
  • Headphones lack isolation
  • Lack of base stations

Where to get it?

Newest HP Reverb G2 VR Headset with Controller, Compatible with SteamVR & Windows Mixed Reality

Last Amazon price update was: September 14, 2022 9:29 pm

Review

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.

Quality Picture

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.

Good Headphones

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.

Adjustable Facemask

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.

Better tracking

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.

Product Stats

Product sentiment (% of positive sentences about the product)
73%
Features Sentiment
Resolution 83%
Audio 83%
Comfort 82%
Tracking 79%
Price 71%
Noise Cancellation 43%
Optics 44%
Features 74%

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Technical Specifications

VT Type: Tethered
Platform: SteamVR, PC
Hardware Platform: PC
Display type: LCD
Shape: Dome
Series: –
Positional Tracking: Yes
Max Resolution: 2160×2160
Pixel Per Degree: 20.4
Field Of View: 114º
Refresh Rate: 90 Hz
Audio: Off-ear speakers, USB-C 3.0

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