HP Reverb G2 preorders start shipping in November with further refinements

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Hp Reverb G2 (Image credit: HP)

What you need to know

  • HP announced Reverb G2 headsets will start shipping in November.
  • Any preorders made September 24 or later will ship in December.
  • The HP Reverb G2 is a Windows Mixed Reality headset collaboration between Valve, HP, and Microsoft.
  • You can preorder the HP Reverb G2 now for $600.

It's been nearly four montsh since HP first announced its next-gen Reverb G2 VR headset, and now we know when preorders will start shipping. In a new blog post, HP says that the Reverb G2 Windows Mixed Reality headset will ship to those who have already preordered starting in November. For anyone who preorders starting September 24 or later, those units will ship in December, HP says.

From HP:

The VR team at HP is eager to get customers who have pre-ordered the HP Reverb G2 into their hands and onto their heads. We've been thrilled to see the community's excitement and enthusiasm for the headset. To date, 20+ countries around the world have participated in pre-orders and we are appreciative of our Channel Partners who helped make pre-orders possible for so many customers. The excitement generated by journalists and content creators who previewed the HP Reverb G2 via early access only makes us more excited to bring it to the masses.

In addition to the shipping timeline, HP says it has also made some improvements to the Reverb G2 since it was first announced. Here's a rundown of what's new:

  • We have updated the lenses to reduce the Fresnel ring reflections and improve clarity.
  • The menu button on the controllers is now domed so you can distinguish between the Windows and Menu buttons by touch.
  • In addition to the full size to mini display port adapter, a USB-C® to USB-A adapter will be included in every box.
  • Our Engineers found an opportunity to lower persistence without lowering brightness and this required higher power draw, so the HP Reverb G2 will require the adapter to be plugged into the wall.

The HP Reverb G2 is a collaboration between HP, Valve, and Microsoft, bringing some significant improvements over the original Reverb headset. The lenses are designed by Valve, featuring 90Hz 2160 x 2160 LCD panels per eye. There's also four-camera tracking, new controllers, new headphones, and manual interpupillary distance (IPD) adjustment.

The HP Reverb G2 is available to preorder now for $600.

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