What is Varjo Aero VR Headset & Its Specifications?

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What is Varjo Aero VR Headset & Its Specifications?

Varjo Aero VR Headset Specs

In this article we will share with you about one of the latest virtual reality headset from Varjo Technologies Oy which is Varjo Aero together with its specifications and price. Hope you can get some benefit from it…

What is Varjo Aero?

Varjo Aero is a VR headset from Varjo and it is the fourth-generation consumer product from that Finnish company. It was first released to market in October 2021.

From Varjo, the USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of this headset is that it is the brightest and lightest VR headset available for the professional and recreational use. The headset has the true-to-life colors display with better brightness and contrast level as well. With the high resolution of 35 PPD, you will not notice any screen-door effects and god rays. 

Based on the specs, this VR headset already reached a new level of visual fidelity where they called it as Ultra-High Visual Fidelity. Below picture shows the visual comparison between Varjo Aero and other VR headset in the market.

Varjo Aero Ulta-High Visual Fidelity
Varjo Aero Ulta-High Visual Fidelity (Credit: Varjo)

Perhaps this explainer video below can help you to imagine how Varjo Aero VR headset looks like and how the feedbacks is from the market…

Varjo Aero

What is the Display Resolution of Varjo Aero?

The focus strength of this Varjo Aero headset is on its great clarity of the display. This is achieved by using dual mini-LED displays that are individually color-calibrated with 150 nits of brightness and a 99% SRGB / 95% DCI-P3 color space.

The dual display is also equipped with 35 PPD (Pixels-Per-Degree) fidelity and aspheric lenses with variable resolution lenses. Meaning to say, it is able to mimic how the human eye works by creating a sharp image at the center of the focus.

As additional info, aspheric lenses offer better experience, crystal-clear view than consumer-grade Fresnel lenses. This headset also has a very wide 115-degree FOV (Field of View) horizontally.

This headset also has automatic IPD (Interpupillary Distance) adjustment with refresh rate of 90 Hz frame rate.

Below is the specs of the display and resolution for easier reading and understanding:

  1. Dual Mini LED LCD; 2880 x 2720 px per eye
  2. The brightness is calibrated to 150 NIT
  3. The colors is calibrated with coverage of 99% sRGB, 95% DCI-P3
  4. Refresh Rate: 90 Hz
  5. FOV: 115-degree horizontal

What is the Weight of Varjo Aero?

Another remarkable feature is that the headset is very lightweight. The weight of Varjo Aero is less than one kilogram or to be exact is it 0.72 kg where the headset is 487 grams and the headband is 230 grams.

The advanced ergonomics and a carefully calibrated counterweight make it more comfortable for you to wear it in long period of time. It comes with 3-point precision fit headband and also active cooling.

What is the Dimensions of Varjo Aero?

Below is the dimensions of this VR headset:

  1. Width is 200 mm,
  2. Length is 300 mm and
  3. Height is 170 mm.

How About Its Sensor and Tracking?

On the Eye Tracking, this headset is using the built-in 200 Hz eye tracking system with sub-degree accuracy plus 1-dot calibration for foveated rendering. Meaning to say, the headset can show what the user is directly looking at in full resolution.

You might asked what is the use of one-dot calibration, rite? Well, with the capability, it just takes seconds for the VR headset to find the perfect optical fit tuned to your eyes. Nice, huh?

For the Positional Tracking, you can use SteamVR 2.0 or 1.0 tracking system. Anyway, they recommend you to go for version 2.0.

Is Varjo Aero a Stand-Alone VR Headset?

Varjo Aero is a PC VR headset system. Meaning to say, you must have a Varjo-Ready Computers or PC to make it works with the headset. Just to add, this headset is compatible with the Windows 10 and 11 desktop computers.

Since it is not a standalone VR headset, the strength of the processors, CPU, GPU, RAM and storage is dependent on the PC VR specification.

How About Its Audio Quality?

This headset comes equipped with 3.5mm audio jack and in-ear headphones with mic in-box.

What Else with Varjo Aero?

This Varjo Aero headset has won great award such as the winner of “Best Headworn Device” during Auggie Awards ceremony at Augmented World Expo 2022.

Furthermore, at VRM Switzerland, the helicopter motion simulation platform using Varjo Aero is so immersive and realistic that it has been certified by the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) for professional pilots to log virtual reality flight hours.

In terms of content, you can enjoy your VR headset with the content from SteamVR such as Microsoft Flight Simulator and also professional 3D software such as Gravity Sketch and KeyVR.

Any Subscription Required?

There is no annual software subscription. But you can still gain full access to the Varjo Base software updates. This also includes the high-definition virtual desktop with Varjo Workspace.

What is the Price of Varjo Aero?

As of 25th June 2023, the Varjo Aero price stands at $1,990.00. From our point of view, the price is still not considered as cheap enough. But it is still affordable for the mass market or consumer since it is still below $2,000.00. You can check more details of it at their official store.

Lastly…

We thinks that’s all for now that we would like to share about this Varjo Aero VR headset. Based from the specs and price, it looks like this headset is targeted to be used by professional consumer and business as well.

For more info, you can read it at:

  1. The official website of Varjo Aero.
  2. The reviews and feedbacks on Varja Aero from Advanced VR Users.

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