Do you want to buy an HP Reverb G2 VR headset? I’m also giving away three free VR headsets.

Hey there, Hypergrid Business readers. It’s the new year, and I’m moving my office and cleaning up, and have a few VR headsets sitting around that I’d like to get rid of.

They work, are hardly used, and one is even in its original — UNOPENED — box.

If you’re in the western Massachusetts area, and want to meet up, I can give you a free VR headset. Or if you’re anywhere in the world, and can pay for shipping, you can buy the brand-new one.

Here’s the one I’m selling

HP Reverb G2 VR headset

I don’t have my own picture of the headset itself because I haven’t opened the box. Yup, I bought it a year ago and never even opened it. It’s been sitting on a shelf in my office, and I realized that if I haven’t opened it yet, I’m never going to.

It runs for $599 on the HP website, currently on sale for $469, but it’s out of stock as I write this. I’m selling it for $400.

The box is unopened, so I don’t know exactly what’s in there for certain, but I bought it directly from HP and I’m reasonably sure that they put in everything it’s supposed to have.

Here’s the official picture of the headset itself:

HP Reverb G2

It’s a fancy, high-end headset and comes with two controllers, has six degrees of movement, and is compatible with SteamVR and Windows Mixed Reality. The way it works is that you plug it into your computer, so there is a cable that you have to have on your head when you use it. So, unless you’ve got one of those computers that fits in a backpack, you’d probably be using this headset sitting down, or, at least, standing in one place close to your PC.

Here’s a picture of some guy using it, with the chair positioned just right so you can’t see the cable running from his head to the laptop:

HP Reverb G2 VR headset. (Image courtesy HP.)

Are you interested? Email me at I’m charging $400 plus shipping, so if you’re not too far away, it might be a good deal.

If nobody here is interested, I’ll put it up on eBay.

And here are the three free VR headsets I’m giving away:

HTC Vive

HTC Vive

Comes with a couple of controllers plus a faceguard thing. It’s an all-in-one headset that you recharge with a USB cord. I think it’s the HTC Vive Focus Plus. It’s currently $449 on the official website, down from a regular price of $629. I’ve opened it and played with it, and no longer have the original packaging, so I’m just giving it away.

You don’t need a phone or a PC to use it, so it’s completely wireless. You do need a WiFi connection, though, to download apps and stuff.

If you’re around Western Massachusetts, we can meet up in some local coffee shop, and you can just have it. Or you can pay for shipping and I can box it up and send it to you. But, like I said, I don’t have the original packaging so I’ll have to bubble wrap it.

Google Daydream View

Google Daydream

This is one of those headsets that you put a phone into. It’s the Google Daydream View and Google has stopped supporting it, but there are still Daydream-compatible apps up in the app store.

The controller has a little hidey-place inside the headset:

Daydream View headset from Google.

That’s also how you put your phone in it. For a list of compatible phones, see this official list from Google.

It can also run regular Google Cardboard apps, but then the controller won’t work.

Generic Google “Cardboard” headset

Some off-brand Google Cardboard-compatible headset.


This is one of those cheap generic $10 headsets you can buy at Walmart that you put your phone into. It can run any Cardboard-compatible app.

I use it with my Android phone, but there’s even support for iPhones. There’s no controller with Cardboard, and no six degrees of movement. You can turn your head, but you can’t move your head laterally forward or backward, so if you’re not careful with how you use it, you can become dizzy quite easily. But you can use it to watch YouTube’s 360-degree videos in VR, and there’s a bunch of roller-coaster-type rides, some simple games, and, of course, porn.

If nobody here wants any of these free ones, I’ll give them away on Nextdoor or Craigslist, but I figured I’d give you guys first crack at them.

Maria Korolov