Right now, our favorite virtual reality headset for Windows Mixed Reality is the HP Reverb G2. The HP website has a $100 discount on the Reverb G2, bringing the price down to just $499. That's a $150 savings over Amazon's price. This is one of the best prices we've ever seen for the 2nd-gen headset, which has only been available since early December.
This price will not last indefinitely. This is a Weekly Deal from HP, and it will expire sooner rather than later. As June progresses and Amazon's Prime Day approaches, expect even more ways to save this month. The savings will only improve as time goes on.
We gave the HP Reverb G2 a rating of 4 out of 5 stars and a recommendation. "It lacks the high-end controllers that some other VR systems offer," Cale Hunt said, "but it brings an astonishing visual fidelity that makes it much easier to forget you're wearing a display strapped to your face." He even said that it "delivers the best visual experience," when compared to other headsets.
Because the VR headset's lenses have a combined pixel resolution of 4320 x 2160, this is the case. To help with the "screen door" effect, the LCD displays have an RGB stripe. HP collaborated with Valve to create these lenses, and the result is a fantastic user experience. It also has a better audio system than the original to help you immerse yourself in whatever you're doing with the headset.
HP collaborated with Valve on this headset. Although the Reverb G2 is a window Mixed Reality headset, it easily integrates with Steam VR. That means you'll have a lot of software to go along with your new hardware.
To use a headset like this, you'll need a powerful computer. If you need to upgrade or want to build a new computer from the ground up, stay on top of PC part deals this Prime Day.