Is this the best VR headset on the market?
Although I am one of the most vocal proponents for the technology, I was not an early adopter of virtual reality. Despite the accolades heaped on VR from friends in the flight sim community in early 2016, it would not be until late that year that I would relent and take delivery of an Oculus Rift CV1 (Consumer Version 1).
The minute I slipped the headset on, I knew that flight simulation would never be the same. Of course, all of us who bought the first generation of VR headsets came face to face with the pitfalls of VR simming: relatively low resolutions, simulators that were a bit clunky in their integration of VR, cost and steep hardware requirements. In the ensuing three years since I first tried the Rift, great advances have been made in the underlying operating software, flight simulation integration and even some incremental hardware improvements. In recent months, a handful of true second generation headsets have been released and I felt compelled to pick up one of the most anticipated headsets on offer: the Hewlett Packard Reverb Pro.