Whether you’re thinking of getting into VR or have already taken your first steps into the virtual space, the HP Reverb G2 Headset is a great deal at 50% off, down $300 from $599 .
You don’t just get the headset either, it comes with a pair of motion controllers, so provided you have a reasonably powerful PC you’re good to go. It’s available for $299, directly from HP’s website (opens in a new tab) as part of their Black Friday sale. It even beats the Meta Quest 2 offering we posted earlier (opens in a new tab) on the price, which is quite something.
And, since it’s compatible with Steam VR, you’ll have a wealth of VR and VR-enabled games to dive into, including the best VR space games. Half-Life: Alyx, Among Us VR, No Man’s Sky and many more. Or, if the VR space experiences (opens in a new tab) are more your thing, there is also a lot to explore there.
The HP Reverb G2 is a pretty good deal for beginners and long-term VR enthusiasts. At $300 off, it’s hard to go wrong with the G2, especially since it comes with motion controllers, which not all manufacturers include by default.
You can check out our full HP Reverb G2 review to see all our thoughts on it. In particular, we noticed how easy the headset was to set up, so if you’re an absolute beginner you shouldn’t find the task daunting. The G2 also sports excellent resolution with dual 2160 x 2160 LCD panels and while we would have liked more of a 90Hz refresh rate which is still standard for a mid-range headset.
Provided you pair it with a reasonably powerful PC, the HP Reverb G2 is a joy to use. It’s easy to clean, comfortable to wear, and unlike a few headsets we’ve tried, it’s suitable for spectacle wearers without the need for a clip-on extender.
Its six meter long cable means it can easily handle room-scale virtual reality. And the HP Reverb G2’s precise aiming means it won’t let you down, whether you’re in a virtual brawl or grabbing and manipulating objects.
Half-Life Alyx, The Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim, whatever virtual world you choose to enter, the HP Reverb G2 will help you immerse yourself in it. Don’t blame us when you try to sit in a chair that doesn’t really exist.
In short, it’s a great mid-range headset and at $299, it’s an absolute bargain. If, however, you prefer a wireless, self-contained alternative, take a look at Meta Quest 2 (opens in a new tab). Or if you want to see what else is on offer, check out our list of the best Black Friday VR headset deals (opens in a new tab).
Be sure to check out Space.com’s Black Friday Space deals or our guide to the best VR headsets. (opens in a new tab)