The Razer OSVR Hacker Development Kit is an open-source VR Headset. It is a very affordable VR kit that does not compromise on quality. The kit is designed to be user upgradable allowing VR enthusiasts and developers to swap key components within the HDK like optics, displays and faceplates. It features an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a compass, but no positional head-tracking tech like recent Oculus Rift kits or Sony’s Project Morpheus. The OSVR (Open-Source Virtual Reality) is using screen-level diffusion and refined optics resulting in a clear picture, snappy response times, and no screen door.
The OSVR Hacker Development Kit is available for US$299.99 (€273.00)
Razer OSVR Features:
Faceplate module providing 360-degree positional tracking in combination with an IR Camera operating at 100hz.
Mainboard for accelerometer, gyroscope and compass sensors. Re-programmable for additional functionality.
5.5″ OLED Full HD display designed with VR in mind for true low persistence.
High-performance dual lens optics system for ultra sharp images. Includes Individual eye focus for personalized use.
Belt Box module for easier cable management and additional USB 3.0 connectivity.
Removable face mask with a bamboo charcoal microfiber foam layer for additional comfort.
Faceplate Module: (Default for v1.3)
IR Faceplate providing positional information with 360 degrees tracking for responsive, multi-directional input.
Comes with an IR Camera operating at 100hz.
Other variations include:
OSVR Faceplate with Leap Motion offering embedded Leap Motion technology to support natural interaction using physical hands.
Sensor hub with integrated accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass
External USB 3.0 connection for additional accessories
Additional 2 x USB 3.0 connectors for internal expansion
Re-programmable for additional functionality
Single 1080p full HD 5.5” low persistence OLED silver screen with 401 PPI running at 60fps resulting in clearer, brighter images.
*Contributing to the low persistence is the simulated 240hz frequency rate the display operates at.
Additional display board allows for interchangeable displays
High-performance dual lens system for ultra-sharp images
Enlarged eye-box for fuss-free setup, right out-of-box
Low geometric distortion and colour corrected image for faster rendering
Individual eye focus for personalized use without glasses.
*diopters cover +4.5 to -2 adjustments to cater to majority of users.
HMD Mechanical Module:
Removable face mask
Bamboo charcoal microfiber foam layer for additional comfort
Belt Box Module:
Additional USB 3.0 connectivity
Surround Sound Audio codec integrated
Easier cable management and ergonomics