It wasn't that easy, but thanks to our good contacts to the Varjo sales partner Schenker and to our Finnish contacts at Varjo, we were able to test the Varjo VR-1 for two days. First of all: We were thrilled!
The installation of the necessary software went without a hitch. We used our existing HTC Vive equipment (Lighthouse 2 and Vive controller) for tracking and as controller, which could be integrated without complaint. Varjo provides a few (quite extensive) demos, which we were able to test. We liked best the simulation of an air traffic controller in the tower of an airport, which demonstrated both the recognizability of the details in the distance, as well as the inscription of the control elements in the proximity. Varjo VR-1 is of course intended for use in companies, for example for the evaluation of designs and 3D models in the automotive industry or architecture, due to the price of almost 6,000 Euro plus VAT. It is impressive to see how even the finest details such as the smallest texts or surfaces of textiles are still visible in detail.
The enormous farsightedness, the high text sharpness and the great level of detail make VR-1 the best commercial glasses available on the market for VR developers who have to focus visually on the essentials.
The Varjo VR-1 also gives an outlook for the consumer market, which is actually technically possible at the moment. The grandiose resolution of the display made a lasting impression on us.