Razer and Sensics represent OSVR HDK 2. Is this "the" VR goggles, which we waiting for? Very likely. The equipment has to compete with Oculus Rift'em and HTC Vive. One of the biggest advantages of this device is undoubtedly a price – only $ 399.
Razer and Sensics, co-platform open source software and hardware VR (Open Source Virtual Reality, in short OSVR) announced the launch of the latest Hacker Development Kit – HDK 2. HDK 2 is equipped with a specially designed lens, ensuring excellent quality clear images and the dual display OLED.
"HDK 2 will allow us to meet the needs of fans of virtual reality and provide developers an inexpensive, open software equipment for the creation of" – Christopher Mitchel, chairman OSVR on behalf of Razer
The exact specification is as follows:
- dual OLED display
- resolution of 2160×1200 pixels
- 90 Hz refresh
- specially designed lens
According to Razer goggles offer gamers and developers affordable entry of VR in the form of open source. Not only that, HDK 2 cooperates with SteamemVR, so the problem with the games will not. The set also includes a unique technology IQE (Image Quality Enhancer) in order to reduce the effect of the "screen door", which makes the image appears to be covered with a mosquito net. HDK 2 is capable of displaying images of VR in 90 frames per second, so the system can be safely compared with the best sets of virtual reality available now on the market.
|OSVR HDK2 (Razer)||Oculus Rift||HTC Vive|
|Field of view||110 degrees||110 degrees||110 degrees|
|tracking area||244 x 274 cm||152 x 335 cm||457 x 457 cm|
|Audio / Microphone||No no||Yes Yes||No no|
|Controller||Each controller compatible PC OSVR||Oculus Touch controller or PC / Xbox One||Lighthouse controller or PC|
|sensors||Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, track position at 360 degrees||Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, track position at 360 degrees||Accelerometer, gyroscope, laser sensor, the camera|
|Communication||HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0||HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0||HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0|
|Requirements||NVIDIA GeForce GTX970 / Radeon R9 280, Intel Core i5-4590, 8GB RAM, HDMI standard 1.3, 2 x USB 2.0||NVIDIA GeForce GTX970 / Radeon R9 280, Intel Core i5-4590, 8GB RAM, HDMI standard 1.3, 2 x USB 2.0||NVIDIA GeForce GTX970 / Radeon R9 280, Intel Core i5-4590, 4GB of RAM, HDMI standard 1.3, 1 x USB 2.0|
|Price||$ 400||$ 600||$ 800|
And now the best – in contrast to other sets, HDK 2 will be available for the price of $ 399, and on the shelves will be in July. HDK 1.4, in turn, still will cost $ 299. Is Razerowi and Sensics will move us to the virtual reality of a quality comparable with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive? Would be great. I do not know about you, but I am looking forward to the premiere headset'u and further information.