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Varjo Aero - Professional VR Headset

Original price $ 1,990.00 - Original price $ 2,388.00
Original price $ 1,990.00
$ 1,990.00
$ 1,000.00 - $ 1,990.00
Current price $ 1,990.00
Condition:: New
Ships within 10-15 days
Overview

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
    Knoxlabs Varjo Aero Professional Travel Case

    The Knoxlabs Aero Professional Travel Case is engineered for Varjo headset users who require reliable protection for their equipment. Constructed with the professional in mind, this case provides an IP67 waterproof and dustproof shield, safeguarding your Varjo Aero, VR-3, XR-3, and XR-4 headsets against environmental factors.

    Key Features:

    • Tailored Foam Interior: Custom-designed to hold Varjo headsets and accessories, providing stability and cushioning.
    • Secure Enclosure: Incorporates a lockable mechanism, allowing for the addition of personal locks to secure valuable VR equipment.
    • Durable Construction: Built with high-quality materials, ensuring the case withstands the demands of frequent travel and use.
    • Adaptable Foam System: The pluckable foam setup allows for adjustments to snugly fit your specific Varjo model and related gear.
    • USA Made: Crafted in Texas, affirming the commitment to quality and durability expected by professionals.

    This case is an essential accessory for VR professionals seeking a dependable and practical solution for transporting and protecting their Varjo headsets.

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    Customer Reviews

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    John Pauline
    Varjo Aero, Amazing:

    I am still in shock with the build quality and image display of this product. I was asked by my friend what it looked like; I told him it was so incredible that I couldn't put it into words. I love it and wish to thank Knoxlabs for their fast shipping and great packaging. I will be doing a video review on my YouTube channel after spending a little more time with the headset.

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    Pablo Rojas
    Plug and play

    You just install the Varjo Base software, and you don't have any problems if you follow the steps from the application the first time you connect it. The graphics with these glasses are incredible, although I only use them for VRChat, so I don't take full advantage of the 90Hz since it's very difficult to maintain stable FPS due to the game. However, the 39 PPD is very enjoyable. The glasses are super comfortable and easy to put on. The eye tracking works very well, better than expected, even with my Asian eyes. The tracking works perfectly for them. I happily use these glasses every day or most days.

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    Joe Roe
    Amazing Aero

    I just love it. It takes time an patience to get setup right. A fantastic HMD indeed.

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    John S.
    Varjo’s new price makes the Aero the greatest HMD deal out there for PCVR

    7 years of experience and 6 different VR HMD units could not prepare me for the superiority of the Aero. The last couple of years with HP reverb g2 2nd edition gave me an excellent experience in both comfort & quality for my steam vr experiences but it was time for even higher resolution. 3 months of research led me to try the pimax crystal which turned out to be the greatest mistake of my life and an utter failure on a scale with which I would need to put on a clinic to note it’s numerous flaws, problems, and overall hot mess of tech. You can research THAT for yourself. During my 30 day return period for the pimax, Varjo cut the price of the Aero in half and from what I knew of it’s specs, this would do what I was after. What all of the information out there doesn’t tell you about the Aero is how evolved it is from the introductory period of it’s release 2 years ago. The Varjo client now allows you to step resolution 2 settings higher than the advertised 35ppi now! It truly has edge to edge clarity and extreme comfort for multiple hours of play. I chose to use valve index controllers and my entire steam vr library has ZERO compatibility issues and I just run everything from the virtual desktop now as the clarity of fine text is so high it is as natural as sitting in front of my 85” 8k Samsung TV that I use for desktop gaming. I had thought that inside out tracking was a must after 2 years on the G2, but going back to steam lighthouses I have to acknowledge the superior tracking accuracy and absence of “jankiness” in games where precision counts (sniping anyone?). I have nothing but praise for Finland now as they made my “holodeck” fantasies come true.

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    Clinton Ingle

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    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

    Testimonials

    “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
    POSITIONAL TRACKING SteamVR™ 2.0/1.0
    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

    Minimum
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
    NVIDIA RTX A2000
    NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 
    MEMORY 8 GB
    STORAGE SPACE 2 GB
    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
    MEMORY 8 GB
    STORAGE SPACE 2 GB
    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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