HP is tooled up to make a brand new VR headset that will be hitting the market at an unknown time later this year. It will have 2160 x 2160 resolution per eye, which is more than double the 1440 x 1600 per eye that the current record holder – the Odyssey+ – has. That is, according to an exclusive access review by Road to VR.
No photos yet, but the tooled product should look like this render
This headset is also reported to be super comfortable with entirely new ergonomics. It seems to mimic the Vive’s side Velcro and top strap, but has a circular strap on the back to hold it to the back of your head. This will be a welcome relief, because to me, the biggest downside to VR until now has been how uncomfortable they all are.
But even though this headset will have the highest resolution and might be comfortably wearable for hours, it’s not geared towards gamers. Nope, apparently the market feedback for these requirements came from the professional users, particularly engineers and architects.
HP Copper is meant to be used with other HP Z products
Having the ability to walk around and experience a design can come in handy, and the higher resolution allows designers to read text from ‘further’ away, see textures easier, and generally experience their designs in a more realistic way to improve their product design process.
This set is intended to be used with the other “Z” offerings by HP, which is their suite of design work computing offerings. No comment on price yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything.