Razer Brings VR Headset Competition To Developers

Current tech seems to be at the tipping point where we are about to see a really well built selection of VR headsets brought to the consumer market. Never one to be left behind, Razer has introduced at CES 2015 the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit VR headset.


The set features a 5.5″ FHD display that is full 1080p and does 60 fps. The software for the OSVR is open source, allowing anyone to get involved in development. Built into the set is an integrated accelerometer, Gyroscope, and compass for motion tracking.

HMD Module
Sensor hub with integrated accelerometer, Gyroscope and compass
External USB 3.0 connection for additional accessories
Additional 2x USB3.0 connections for internal expansion

5.5” FHD Display with flat cables and display board interface for interchangeable panels
1080×1920 FHD resolution with 60fps and 401ppi
Additional Display board allows for interchangeable displays

Optics Module
Near-Eye-display system
Two-Lenses Optics – Optics for additional eye pressure relief
Free from strong geometrical distortion (<13%) Field Of View 100° diagonal (90°H x 90°V) Independent adjustment for inter Pupillary Distance and Diopter for use without glasses HMD Mechanical Module
Removable face mask
Bamboo charcoal microfiber foam layer for additional comfort
Mobile phone holder (to replace display with phone)

Belt Box Module
Additional USB 3.0 connectivity
Surround Sound Audio codec integrated
Easier cable management and ergonomics
Signal boosters




One of the strongest selling points to working with the OSVR is the price. Meant to be an option for everyone this unit is priced at $199.99 and is shipping in June 2015.


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