Review of new VR viewers

We reviewed some of the new and better viewers of Oculus, HP and Valve that go on sale these months and will undoubtedly mark a before and after in virtual reality.

 

Oculus Rift S

The most advanced Oculus viewer, which among its best with respect to Rift includes: reduces the screen door effect, reproduces more vivid colors and offers more brightness. As for ergonomics, the headband is now much more comfortable.

Oculus Rift S

With Oculus Insight the entire room is monitored without external sensors (it has 5 cameras and up to 6 degrees of freedom). It also has a passtrough + system with which we can see our environment without removing the viewer.

The resolution is 2560 x 1440 in total (with 538 ppi) with a refresh rate of 80Hz, with LCD panels (Fresnel lenses). The field of vision will be slightly higher than that of the Rift, but the IPD will only be adjustable by software.

It also has audio integrated in the viewfinder and is connected to the computer by means of a single cable.

 

It is now possible to reserve it from your page for € 449 for shipping on May 24.

 

HP Reverb VR

The new HP viewer for the Windows Mixed Reality platform.

HP reverb

It has a resolution of 4320 × 2160 in total, 90Hz of refreshment and a field of vision of approximately 114º.

The LCD screen has RGB subpixels which will considerably reduce the screen door effect. Their lenses are a combination of fresnel and aspherical. That is, the IPD will only be adjustable by software.

The follow-up is from inside to outside with 6 degrees of freedom. The viewfinder has two front cameras.

It will have the content repertoire of the Steam VR platform.

 

They will be released from May 6 for $ 600 ($ 649 professional version). 

 

Valve Index

Valve’s new virtual reality viewer.

 

Valve Index

The screen offers LCD panels with full RGB subpixels. Its resolution is 2880 × 1600 pixels in total. It has a refresh rate of 120 Hz (retrocompatible with 90 Hz) can reach up to 144Hz (experimental mode).

The interpupillary distance (IPD) will be mechanically adjustable and the field of vision will be 20 degrees more than Rift and Live.

The speakers integrated in the helmet do not reach the ears, allowing to continue listening to the real environment.

The new external trackers will offer a 10x10m tracking area. Any other system besides Valve can use these base stations as long as they are compatible with SteamVR Tracking 2.0. It is also compatible with VirtualLink.

 

Regarding the configuration of our PC, Valve recommends a Quad Core + processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070.

The new Valve Knuckles controllers (also compatible with HTC Vive) track the position of the hand and fingers (87 sensors per controller) . This design adds naturalness to the movements, taking a step further in immersion.Valve Index Controladores

Ya disponibles para reservar en su página. Dispone de diferentes precios en función del kit que adquieras. El precio de todo el kit (visor, controladores y estaciones base) es de 1079€ (el visor por separado cuesta 539€, las estaciones base 2.0 159€ y los controladores 299€).

Already available to reserve on your page

 

Miguel A. M.

virtualpinpan

Passionate about virtual reality, augmented and mixed.

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