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Varjo Aero - Professional VR Headset

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Original price $ 1,990.00
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Original price $ 1,990.00
Current price $ 990.00
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Current price $ 990.00
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The Varjo Aero is a professional VR headset designed for all users, offering dual mini-LED displays, 35 ppd peak fidelity, and 150 nits of brightness for stunning visual clarity. With advanced optical design, Varjo Aero features crystal-clear, variable resolution aspheric lenses, providing a massive improvement in visual fidelity compared to consumer-grade Fresnel optics. Integrated with 200 Hz ultra-fast eye-tracking and automatic IPD adjustment, the headset delivers an optimal experience tailored to each user. Designed for comfort during long sessions, Varjo Aero boasts a lightweight design, active cooling, and a precision fit headband. Compatible with SteamVR content and professional 3D software, Varjo Aero ensures an elevated VR experience without an annual software subscription.

    In the Box
  • Varjo Aero VR headset
  • VR adapter
  • Power supply unit with 6 x power plugs (EURO, UK, US, AUS, KOR, CHN)
  • In-ear headphones with a microphone
  • User guide
  • Cleaning cloth
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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 21 reviews
    Clinton Ingle


    Best image quality Headset for VR Flight Sim use and DFR in DCS works!

    I am very impressed with the Varjo Aero coming from the HP Reverb G2. Image quality is outstanding and with a mod Dynamic Foveated Rendering works great in DCS World. It is really a game changer to get great FPS and max out settings in DCS after using DFR! I believe it is currently the only high-end headset on the market with this feature working. I hope Varjo will support local dimming in the future. For my use, this upgrade was worth the money!

    Emily T.
    Varjo Aero is the best headset for sim race

    The Varjo Aero VR headset has completely transformed my racing simulation setup. The visual clarity and precision are truly remarkable, allowing me to see every detail of the virtual tracks and vehicles. The immersive experience provided by the Aero puts me right in the driver's seat, as if I'm competing in real races. The headset's comfortable design and precise tracking enable me to fully concentrate on my racing skills without any distractions. Knoxlabs' fast shipping was a pleasant surprise, and their customer service has been exceptional. If you're a racing enthusiast seeking the most realistic and immersive experience, the Varjo Aero is an absolute must-have.

    Andre Louw
    Varjo Aero HMD

    The Varjo Aero is without a doubt the best clarity I've experienced in VR. It is not completely 4k monitor quality but very close to it and more than good enough to even work in VR for prolonged periods without me experiencing motion sickness or eye fatigue.

    My only gripes are:
    1. being "cable linked" to my PC and thus restricted wrt freedom of movement
    2. Outside in tracking further restricting mobility and flexible use ie fixed location
    3. Additional cost of having to buy Valve Index controllers and base stations

    This makes the Varjo Aero the King of Simulation based VR experiences - for any Flight Simulator or Racing Simulator games where high fidelity is the name of the game...

    Jaydan Stephenson
    Insane display detail

    If I had unlimited funds, this is the PCVR headset I would buy today. I find it difficult to go back to my other headsets, whether its Valve Index, the Reverb G2, or the Quest 2, having played games like Half-Life Alyx, Lead Dangerous Pavlov in the Varjo Aero.

    Varjo Aero

    Varjo Aero

    Dual mini-LED displays with 35 ppd peak fidelity, 150 nits of brightness, and a 115° field of view for stunning edge-to-edge clarity.

    Crystal-clear, variable resolution, aspheric lenses offering a massive step-up in visual fidelity over consumer-grade Fresnel optics.

    Automatic IPD adjustment and ultra-fast, built-in eye-tracking at 200 Hz for a tailored, optimal experience to every user, every time.

    Premium lightweight comfort with a 3-point precision fit headband, active cooling, and optimized ergonomics for long-duration usage.

    Get the ultimate experience of SteamVR content including Microsoft Flight Simulator, and excel with professional 3D software such as Gravity Sketch and KeyVR.

    No annual software subscription but full access to Varjo Base software updates, including a high-definition virtual desktop with Varjo Workspace.

    Industry-leading visual clarity for pilots, designers, and VR trailblazers.

    Elevate your virtual world with true-to-life colors, brightness, and contrast levels. Varjo Aero features dual mini-LED displays that are individually color-calibrated with an incredible 150 nits of brightness and a 99% SRGB / 95% DCI-P3 color space.

    Varjo Aero brings unparalleled visual quality to VR, more accessible than ever. With a resolution of 35 pixels per degree, it delivers exceptional realism for virtual simulations, eradicating the screen-door effect and god rays.

    Experience crystal clear visuals with Varjo's variable resolution aspheric lenses.

    Experience crystal clear visuals with Varjo's variable resolution aspheric lenses.

    Varjo Aero incorporates a groundbreaking optical design, enabling users to reach new heights of visual accuracy by tightly packing pixels in the central focus area. Its variable resolution lenses provide a razor-sharp peak resolution of 35 PPD at the center of focus – mirroring the human eye's functionality. In contrast, other commercially available headsets peak at around 20 PPD.

    Moving beyond the blurriness of consumer-grade Fresnel lenses, the Aero's aspheric lenses offer a vivid, true-to-life visual experience, making god rays and the screen-door effect obsolete.

    Automatically customized visuals for every user.

    Automatically customized visuals for every user.

    Varjo Aero features the world's most sophisticated built-in eye tracking at 200Hz. Its automatic, mechanical interpupillary distance adjustment ensures optimal visual quality for each individual.

    With a one-dot calibration, the headset rapidly adjusts to your eyes, providing the perfect optical fit. The eye tracking also enables advanced dynamic foveated rendering, further enhancing application performance.

    Welcome to business class comfort with Varjo Aero.

    Welcome to business class comfort with Varjo Aero.

    The most comfortable VR headset ever made. Designed to feel weightless, it allows users to fully immerse themselves in their VR experiences.

    The perfect blend of a precision three-point head strap, a meticulously calibrated counterweight, and active cooling makes lengthy VR sessions for flying, driving, or designing enjoyable.

    Delivering the accuracy pilots demand.

    VRM Switzerland is one of the pioneering companies who have tested and used Varjo Aero in early access. They have been able to take advantage of the ultra high fidelity, true-to-life visual experience provided by the new VR headset. VRM’s state-of-the-art helicopter motion simulation platform features Varjo Aero as a key component.

    The result? A flight simulation experience that is so immersive and realistic that it has in fact already been certified by the EASA, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, for professional pilots to log virtual reality flight hours.

    Hear what Fabi Riesen, CEO of VRM Switzerland, has to say about the simulation solution that delivers the high-quality visuals that pilots need.

    Future-proofed for a photorealistic metaverse.

    Future-proofed for a photorealistic metaverse.

    Varjo Aero is future-proofed for features of the upcoming Varjo Reality Cloud platform. Professional customers can already gain early access to the brand-new collaborative software, Varjo Teleport VR. Additional functionality, such as content streaming from the cloud, will be supported in steps when Varjo Reality Cloud becomes generally available.

    Varjo Aero, and Varjo Teleport VR, mark the first steps on Varjo’s journey to making a photorealistic metaverse accessible for all.

    Explore Varjo Teleport VR


    “Our community of passionate flyers just unlocked access to the leading visual fidelity experience on the market.”

    Jorg Neumann

    Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator

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    “Varjo Aero makes professional-grade VR and true-to-life visual quality more accessible than ever.”

    Timoni West

    VP of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

    “With edge-to-edge clarity, true-to-life fidelity, and total comfort, training in VR has never felt so close to the real experience.”

    Fabi Riesen

    CEO of VRM Switzerland

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    “Varjo Aero presents a generational leap in visual quality for high-end VR applications.”

    Marc Petit

    Vice President and General Manager, Unreal Engine, Epic Games

    “An outstanding VR headset with exceptional visual quality and true colors.”

    Jan Simon

    KeyVR Lead at Luxion

    “The reduced weight and ultra high-resolution displays provide a very comfortable and immersive experience.”

    Tillmann Dorsch

    Product Owner for Visualization

    “Varjo Aero offers the best clarity at the professional level over every other competing headset that we’ve tried.”

    Tim Turcich

    Sr. AR/VR Engineer

    What’s in the box:

    What’s in the box:

    • Varjo Aero headset
    • VR adapter
    • Power supply unit with 6 x power plugs (EURO, UK, US, AUS, KOR, CHN)
    • In-ear headphones with microphone
    • User guide
    • Cleaning cloth

    Technical Specifications of Varjo Aero

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    DISPLAYS Dual Mini LED LCD; 2880 x 2720 px per eye
    Brightness: Calibrated to 150 NIT
    Colors: Calibrated with coverage of 99% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3
    Refresh rate: 90 Hz
    OPTICS Custom-made variable resolution aspheric lenses with 35 PPD peak fidelity
    Edge-to-edge clarity; no reflections, no ghost rays
    FIELD OF VIEW Horizontal: 115°
    Diagonal: 134° at 12 mm eye relief
    INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE (IPD) Automatic IPD adjustment with motor
    Supported IPD range: 57–73 mm
    AUDIO 3.5 mm audio jack
    In-ear headphones with mic in-box
    WEIGHT 487 g + headband 230 g (including counterweight)
    DIMENSIONS Width 200 mm, height 170 mm, length 300 mm
    CONNECTIVITY Headset adapter and USB-C cable (5-metre) in-box
    PC connections: DisplayPort and USB-A 3.0
    EYE TRACKING 200 Hz with sub-degree accuracy; 1-dot calibration for foveated rendering
    COMFORT & WEARABILITY 3-point precision fit headband
    Replaceable, easy-to-clean polyurethane face cushions Active cooling

    Compatible PCs and Laptops

    Varjo Aero requires a compatible Windows PC or laptop for use, meeting the minimum requirements listed here, and a SteamVR™ 2.0 (recommended) or 1.0 tracking system (available for purchase in our web store). An internet connection is required for setup and every three months for software updates.

    Desktop computers

    These are the hardware requirements when using Aero with a desktop computer:

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    PROCESSOR 4-core CPU
    For example:
    Intel Core i5-4590
    Intel Xeon E5-1620
    AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    or better
    GPU* Recommended
    NVIDIA  GeForce RTX 3070
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
    NVIDIA RTX A4000
    NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
    NVIDIA RTX A2000
    NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 
    VIDEO OUTPUT 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
    USB CONNECTIVITY 1 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1
    OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Windows 11 (64-bit)

    * Aero is compatible with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20- and 30-series GPUs that meet the minimum requirements.
    ❗ Note that AMD graphics cards are currently not supported.

    Laptop computers

    These are the hardware requirements when using Varjo Aero with a laptop computer:

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    PROCESSOR High-end mobile CPU with 4 cores or more
    GPU* High-end NVIDIA laptop GPU with a total graphics power (TGP) of 135W or more:

    NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
    NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
    VIDEO OUTPUT 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
    USB CONNECTIVITY 1 x USB-C 3.1 port

    Use the laptop adapter sold separately in Varjo Store to connect Aero.
    Note that the USB port on the laptop must be routed directly to the dedicated NVIDIA GPU and include support for Alternate Mode. See Varjo-Ready computers for Varjo Aero for tested and recommended laptop models.
    OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Windows 11 (64-bit)

    * While mobile and desktop GPUs may have identical product names, performance is significantly lower when using mobile GPUs.
    ❗Note that AMD graphics cards are currently not supported.
    ❗Note that laptop GPUs have limited processing power compared to desktop GPUs. For the best possible experience, we recommend running simple applications when using a laptop. 

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