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The Huawei VR2 is a stunningly comfortable virtual reality headset

The Huawei VR2 is a stunningly comfortable virtual reality headset
From Engadget - January 9, 2018

Unlike the original Huawei VR, this is a standalone unit that hopes to take on the likes of Oculus and Vive, not the Gear VR. You do not slide a phone inside, instead you connect a phone, tablet or even a PC to it via USB-C. Then you can enjoy your virtual worlds in glorious 3K -- that's a resolution of 1,600 x 1,440 per eye. And thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate, eye strain and motion sickness should be kept to a minimum. I tend to be particularly sensitive to VR sickness, but felt fine after about 20 minutes split between two demo stations.

The first experience was a simple virtual theater. I sank down into a plush pod seat, pulled the stark white plastic headset on and fired up some IMAX experiences. I watched as fighter jets blasted by and the sun blared down on the pyramids on an absurdly large virtual screen. If I looked around I could see that I was not in just any virtual theater though, I was floating in space, surround by stars.

The controller was made of the same bright white polymer as the headset and should seem familiar to anyone that's used a Gear VR or Daydream headset before. There's small clickable touchpad at the top, a home button and a back button below that and a trigger on the underside.

Things were much more interesting when the headset was connected to a PC running Steam and a custom controller that combined a pair of triggers with a stationary bike. The game I fired up had me piloting a helicopter through a river valley collecting fuel barrels and firing missiles at baddies hiding among the rocks. It was not exactly ground breaking, but the demo was certainly more fluid and impressive than your normal mobile VR experience.

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