Designed for professionals but also for the demanding general public, particularly fond of flight and driving simulations, the Varjo Aero reality headset is the latest production from the Finnish company Varjo.
Mini LED technology for the Varjo Aero helmet
The device is equipped with two Mini LED screens with a resolution of 2,880 x 2,720 pixels each (1,832 x 1,920 for the Oculus Quest 2 and 1,600 x 1,440 for the Valve Index) and a brightness of 150 nits. It has an eye tracking system, oculometric sensors, with foveal rendering. In other words, the graphic rendering is sharper where the gaze is, and blurry elsewhere. Thus, image processing is less CPU intensive, allowing the latter to handle other game-related tasks.
Varjo Aero headset, no need for an ultra-powerful graphics card
To be precise, the Varjo Aero headset only works when connected to a PC, but Varjo engineers have ensured that it does not require an ultra-powerful graphics card, a GeForce 2060 being sufficient at the very least. Weighing 487 g (+ 230 g band), it is the lightest model from Varjo, and also the cheapest: € 1,990 (+ VAT). Note, finally, the Varjo Aero helmet works with SteamVR on Windows and requires a SteamVR station as well as a Steam controller for helmet tracking.