Virtual reality hardware is of great interest to consumers under the right circumstances. More specifically, it seems wearable VR PCs are of great interest as of right now. In India, the first unit of its kind has made its way to the market. Surprisingly, it is Hewlett Packard effectively making inroads in this regard.
HP Continues to Focus on Virtual Reality
In the world of VR gaming, portability remains a pressing issue. Solving that problem is not all that easy, even though HP is certainly showing it can be done. Their Z VR Backpack lets users move around without being tethered to a computer. This machine is now making inroads in the Indian market, which is rather remarkable to see. Bringing the world’s first wearable VR PC to this region will yield some interesting results in the long run.
As one would expect, this standalone unit is not cheap. The Z VR Backpack costs Rs 325,000 which is pretty expensive for a lot of people. Even so, it seems these units can effectively sell well in India. To most consumers, it makes a lot of sense to go the wearable and portable approach, rather than being tethered to a desktop or laptop computer at all times.
HP Inc India Senior Director Personal Systems Vickram Bedi comments as follows:
“Making the most of VR technology requires a collaborative relationship between customers and partners. HP is uniting powerful commercial VR solutions to reinvent the future and create a unified portfolio of commercial VR devices.”
This product is not just designed for consumers. Although that is an additional market, HP is mainly interested in the enterprise sector. Companies can use the HP Z VR Backpack for employee training, medical training, or even large equipment operations. The opportunities are virtually limitless in this regard, which can only be considered to be a good thing.
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