Razer announce the Razer HDK2, a VR headset releasing in July
Should work with all of your OSVR and Steam VR games too
We have a new contender in the VR arena. Razer have thrown down the gauntlet and stomped into the ring, announcing a new virtual reality headset for its open-source VR platform.
The hardware, announced at E3 2016, will be launching in July for a retail price of $399.99 and it has the woeful name of HDK2. HDK isn't a bad acronym in itself, but it stands for Hacker Development Kit which did make me chuckle a little bit.
The laughs soon stopped though, because it's no slouch. The HDK2 is packing custom designed lenses and an OLED dual-display for a total resolution of 2160 by 1200.
There's also IQE (Image Quality Enhancer) technology which i've never heard of but should give a reduced screen door effect. It'll be beaming stuff to your eyes at 90 frames-per-second.
In the simplest terms, it's a few hundred cheaper than the top tier headsets but is comparable in terms of tech.
The HDK2 will also feature diopters, which should cover prescriptions from +4.5 to -2 and will mean a lot of people who wear glasses can comfortably use the hardware without needing to buy contact lenses, a big issue with several headsets.
Seems like there's no 3D spatial stuff included but you know, still a very decent headset for the price. We'll find out more when the hardware comes out in July.