The golden age of technology is upon us. The slew of impressive and innovative gadgets included in our list of The Coolest Tech Gadgets of 2019 is a testament to that. That said, with 2020 right around the corner, it’s time to look back on what could very well be one of the most game-changing (both literally and figuratively) pieces of hardware to come out this year.
The HP VR Backpack G2 released last summer is the epitome of power and portability. It has taken virtual reality (VR) to the next level, paving the way for innovation in both gaming and other industries. HP Tech Takes’ feature on the VR Backpack G2 highlights the fact that while it was mostly created for gaming, it has other real-world applications spanning several fields. So what makes it different from other VR devices and what are the other real-world applications? Read on for our feature on this next-level VR tech…
Doubles as a PC
The HP VR Backpack G2 is a top-tier VR tool that is made for portable use, thanks to its padded straps and overall design that aids the wearer with proper weight distribution. But more than this, users will be glad to know that it can double as a full-blown desktop PC due to its dock function. This is an indication that the backpack is for way more than just playing games, as you can do some serious work on this machine.
Packs a Bigger Punch
There’s no ignoring the technological upgrades in the HP VR Backpack G2. Considering how CNN has proclaimed VR as the next frontier of gaming, fans will be glad to know that the backpack’s upgrades will be well-equipped to handle the next phase of VR technology. The backpack features an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, making it 30% more powerful than the first iteration. Pair this with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 video card and you’ve got one of the best portable gaming machines on the market.
Going Beyond Gaming
Due to the perfect mix of power and portability, the HP VR Backpack G2 can become one of the most efficient tools for training in different fields and industries. One industry that would benefit greatly from this is healthcare. HealthTech details how VR has been used to train aspiring surgeons, putting them in life-like scenarios so that they yield better results in real-world situations. This is because VR’s life-like simulations allow professionals to train without the risk of injury.
Another industry that stands to benefit from this device is design. Due to its portability, it could give designers and clients a better grasp and perspective of the structures and objects they want to showcase. TMD Studios points out that designers could use VR to give clients a sneak peek of their designs, long before construction even starts. This can help them with any tweaks to the final product or could improve collaborations between clients and designers.