Razer's $400 VR Headset Goes After Oculus Rift, HTC Vive

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New OSVR VR Headset

Razer used E3 2016 to announce a new OSVR VR headset that’s been specifically designed to compete with the likes of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Dubbed the Hacker Development Kit (HDK) 2.0, the headset is the second offering from Razer’s OSVR initiative and will be priced at $399.99 in the U.S. when it goes on sale sometime in July 2016. The HDK’s quality is said to be comparable to that of the Rift or Vive, unlike the company’s early model, which currently retails for $299. Not only is it compatible with games designed for the OSVR platform, but it can also play SteamVR games that work with standard controllers, featuring a 2160×1200 resolution, dual OLED displays and 90hz refresh rate. Razer’s new headset comes with custom lenses that helps resolve the problem of some players having difficulties seeing individual pixels, especially those wearing prescription glasses. Razer OSVR head Christopher Mitchel had the following to say:
“The HDK 2 allows us to meet the needs of VR fans and gamers and provide developers with affordable open-source hardware to innovate with. “With the HDK 2 being able to deliver a visual experience on par with industry leaders, we will now be able to represent hardware agnostic VR media and games in all their glory for future headsets to adopt through the open source ecosystem.”
What do you think about Razer’s new VR headset? Will you choose it over the competition?

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