The Razer HDK2 is a Budget Open-Source VR Headset

Razer, the high-performance gaming hardware and accessory developer, are launching their own headset named the HDK2, which does a bang-up job of competing with the others, particularly through its open-source technology and lower price tag. What defines any new gaming tech is the selection and quality of games available. The HDK2 will be able to form unlimited combinations with all hardware and software tech including access to the Steam VR library that already features over 300 games and the OSVR (free Open Source Virtual Reality software). The price is also significantly lower than the other VR headsets on the market, as it retails for just $400.

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The HDK2 features 2160 x 1200 dual-display tech running at 90 frames per second. It’s designed for maximum immersion combined with custom designed optics that display vibrant, clear visuals. Additionally, the headset features integrated surround sound audio codecs, USB 3.0 connectivity and easier cable management and ergonomics.

The price tag and range of software makes the HDK2 a great entry point into the VR market and should create some significant competition for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. The HDK2 is available for pre-order and begins shipping at the end of July.

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