It’s the best Windows Mixed Reality headset yet, but it faces stiff competition.
Does the world need another PC VR headset? Oculus seems to be giving up on that market and focusing entirely on the Quest 2, a $299 standalone device that can still provide a decent high-end VR experience when connected to a computer. Valve's Index was the last truly exciting desktop VR entry when it launched last year, but it's too expensive for most at $999. So, as I began testing the Reverb G2 ($600), HP's latest Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headset, I couldn't help but think to myself, "Who wants this?"
The answer, it turns out, is a bit complicated. The Reverb G2 offers higher-quality VR than the Quest 2 and $399 Rift S, but it's significantly more expensive than either headset. Still, it could be compelling for gear heads who can't quite justify the Index's high cost. In fact, Valve helped HP design the Reverb G2, which allowed HP to bring over some of the Index's most compelling features for almost half the price.
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