If you want to try high-end consumer virtual reality headset, one that’s not part of Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta ecosystem, the best options are the headsets that you tether to a PC.
One that I haven’t tried yet is the HP Reverb G2 VR headset. And it’s discounted today, from $599 down to $399.
SteamVR has hundreds of VR games, though there aren’t a lot of Windows Mixed Reality games out yet. Currently, I’m only seeing 66 on the site. But it includes such VR classics as I Expect You To Die and Fantastic Contraption.
Plus, if you don’t want to fork over any more money after spending all your cash on the headset, their Halo Recruit preview game is currently free.
I haven’t tried this particular headset yet, so I’ve just ordered mine. Hey, it’s a business expense, right? Hypergrid Business has the word “business” right in the title.
It’s scheduled to arrive on Saturday, and I’ll post my review then.
But, at first glance, the specs look good. It’s got a better display than the Oculus Quest 2, and weighs an ounce less. But it’s got the cable — the Oculus Quest 2 is wireless.
The advantage of having a headset that connects to your computer is that you get better performance, since the computer can pick up the computing work. The Oculus Quest 2 has an on-board computer that runs the VR games, and it heats up, and the batteries run down quickly. On the other hand, do you want to be tangled up in cables when you’re trying to fight virtual dragons? I guess I’ll find out on Saturday.
Watch the official preview video below: