Update for the HP Reverb G2 Virtual Reality Headset
September 24, 2020
HP announced today that the upcoming HP Reverb G2 headset will ship "early November" to those who have pre-ordered. Unbound VR can herein guarantee all current and upcoming pre-orders can deliver from the very first moment. So if you decide to place a pre-order with us now - or if you already have your pre-order in our system, you can certainly expect the new Reverb G2 headset immediately upon release. As soon as we get the exact release date of the Reverb G2, we will update all our current pre-order customers.
Reverb G2 is HP's highly anticipated upcoming headset that offers a range of improvements and refinements over its predecessor. With the highest resolution of all major headsets (2160 x 2160 pixels per eye), improved Controllers and some of the best parts of Valve Index (like his excellent headphones), the Reverb G2 evolves into the first 'next generation' Windows VR headset.
HP also says it has made a few additional tweaks since the headset's introduction. First, the lenses have been improved to reduce Fresnel ring reflections and improve clarity. The menu button on the Controllers has been reshaped to make it easier to distinguish from the similarly sized 'Windows' button found on all WMR controllers. The headset now also comes with a full-size mini DisplayPort adapter and a USB-C to USB-A adapter. HP indicates that after improving the low persistence of the screen, the Reverb G2 now requires the power adapter to be plugged into a wall outlet (instead of just the PC as was the case with the original HP Reverb).
Updates from the first Reverb G2 announcement
- The lenses have been updated to reduce Fresnel reflection and improve clarity.
- The menu button on the Controllers has been reshaped so that the difference between the Windows and menu buttons is clearly noticeable.
- In addition to the full size adapter to mini display port, a USB-C® to USB-A adapter is included in each box.
- To reduce persistence without lowering brightness, the Reverb G2 requires higher power consumption, requiring the Reverb G2 to be connected to power with an adapter.
Key features of HP Reverb G2
- Screen resolution of 2160 x 2160 per eye per eye;
- Render resolution and images powered by PC GPUs;
- Improved multi-camera inside-out tracking;
- New lenses developed by Valve;
- Comfortable 3D audio headphones;
- Improved ergonomics and redesigned Controllers;
- Upcoming VR support for Microsoft Flight Simulator.