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Razer 'Hacker Dev Kit' virtual reality headset available in June for $199

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At CES today, Razer revealed its OSVR Hacker Dev Kit, a $199.99 virtual reality headset due to be released in June 2015. The headset is being offered in support of the loosely defined Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) ecosystem, "designed from the ground up to set an open standard for Virtual Reality input devices, games and output with the sole goal of providing the best possible game experience in the Virtual Reality space."

The Razer headset features a 5.5-inch display with 1080x1920 resolution (the Oculus Rift shares the same resolution spread across a 7-inch display), a 100-degree field of view (the same as the Oculus Rift), and a suite of internal sensors — integrated accelerometer, gyroscope and compass — to support head tracking. If this sounds like a grab for the nascent Oculus Rift market, that's because it is. "OSVR is designed to work with all VR devices, including the Oculus DK 2," the press release states.

The OSVR ecosystem will be freely available to the public in Q2 2015, but "limited developer access" is available now.