HP today announced a new strategy and set of products designed to make virtual reality tools more useful and accessible for enterprise users.
Perhaps the most eye-catching part of the news is what the company is calling “the world’s first professional wearable VR PC.” Dubbed the “HP Z VR Backpack,” the device allows professionals to use VR tools without being tethered to a workstation.
“Virtual reality is changing the way people learn, communicate, and create,” said Xavier Garcia, HP’s vice president and general manager for Z Workstations, in a statement. “Making the most of this technology requires a collaborative relationship between customers and partners.”
HP says it believes the new device will be a boon for people who want to use VR in product design, architecture, health care, training, automotive, and entertainment.
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Users can plug the VR unit into a workstation to view information on a desktop PC. They can then snap it into the backpack unit and roam unrestricted while in a virtual reality environment.
The company said the VR Backpack will be available in September starting at $3,299.
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