Varjo announces new powerful VR headset: the Varjo Aero

Varjo announces new powerful VR headset: the Varjo Aero

Published: 21-10-2021
Updated: 30-01-2023

On the 21st of October 2021 at the anticipated launch event, Finnish Varjo™, the leader in powerful XR / VR hardware and software, announces a new and more accessible VR headset named Varjo Aero. With this headset launch, Varjo completes its full-scale XR portfolio for enterprises.

What we know about the Varjo Aero

The new Varjo headset is a VR offering that targets a broader enterprise adoption and the prosumer market with its lighter weight, stellar resolution, lower price point, and laptop compatibility.

The Aero is available for business purchase for €1990,-. With the new price of the headset, Varjo is accelerating the organizations’ ability to bring immersive technology to the workplace.

VR Expert floating Varjo Aero sideview

It is expected to begin shipping in late December. With VR Expert being a Varjo partner, we will have the Varjo Aero ready for acquisition and shipping. As well as the opportunity to demo the headset before its official launch at our Dutch office.

Despite the lower price point, the Aero continues its best-in-class resolution technology enabling prosumer and enterprise alike to get incredible immersive experiences. A headset that enterprises adopt for use cases such as high-fidelity product testing and market research or unparalleled employee onboarding. The headset will excel and provide seamless overlap between high-performing XR to widespread VR for Varjo business partners.

Varjo Aero VR Expert

Key features of the new Varjo headset

The Aero has the following key features:

  • Dual mini LED LCD display with 2880 x 2720 pixels per eye
  • Best in class 1-dot calibration in Eye-Tracking.
  • Fitting for all eye distances, with an automatic IPD 57-73 mm.
  • A Field of View of 115° Horizontal 76° Vertical.
  • A light weight design weighing only 727 grams (including headband & counterweight).

An overview of the specifications of Varjo’s headsets:

Headset Aero VR-3 XR-3
Display  Dual Mini LED LCD Full Frame Bionic Display™  with human-eye resolution Full Frame Bionic™ Display with human-eye resolution
Resolution 2880 x 2720 px per eye, 35 PPD Focus area (27 ° x 27 °) at 70 PPD uOLED, 1920 x 1920 px per eye

A peripheral area at over 30 PPD LCD, 2880 x 2720 px per eye

Focus area (27 ° x 27 °) at 70 PPD uOLED, 1920 x 1920 px per eye

A peripheral area at over 30 PPD LCD, 2880 x 2720 px per eye

Field of View 115 degrees horizontal Horizontal 115 degrees Horizontal 115 degrees
Refresh rate 90Hz 90 Hz 90 Hz
Weight 727 g (including headband & counterweight) 598 g + headband 594 g + headband
Price €1.990,- €6.990,- €6.990,-

The new Aero headset from Varjo completes their enterprise portfolio

This new Aero headset will complete the product strategy from Varjo. By combining the high end mixed reality capable Varjo XR-3 and the best in class virtual reality headset Varjo VR-3.

VR Expert - varjo XR-3 VR-3 showcase

Aero can showcase the new developments and concepts under C-suite assessments and reviews, employee training and onboarding, to mention a few use-cases.

Furthermore, the Aero launch connects with the larger vision of Varjo in moving beyond our 2D screens and into the realm of perfected digital replicas of our world.
With such a vision, a requirement of XR mass adoption is pivotal. The Aero being an affordable high-end VR option brings this vision to life. Accelerating organizations’ ability to bring immersive technology to the workplace: expanding their Varjo Reality Cloud™ built together with their partners. Lastly, Varjo’s product lineup completes that of businesses’ full use-cases. Aiming for partners to stay within their ecosystem.

The new Varjo Aero will be available for pre-order shortly at www.vr-expert.com

Shipping is expected in late December 2021.