HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition VR Headset receives Red Dot: Best of the Best for ground-breaking design quality; Laptops, displays, and accessories built for work, life, and play recognized for inspiring, beautiful, and sustainable designs
April 14, 2021
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 14, 2021 — HP Inc. has earned 32 design recognitions for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 across its broad Personal Systems portfolio. The “Red Dot” distinction has been awarded to signify high design quality by an international jury. The company’s innovative HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition VR Headset received the Red Dot: Best of the Best, the highest honor in the competition.
With half of the global workforce still working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic,1 PC look and feel is important to consumers working from home. Over 60% of laptop users believe that computer design matters a lot more when working from home2 and 65% are trying to make their home working environment inspiring and beautiful.2
“We are incredibly focused on creating products that are sustainable and deliver differentiated experiences for how people create, consume, and collaborate,” said Stacy Wolff, global head of Design and Sustainability, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “The PC is essential to how we learn, work, stay connected, and entertained, and we are honored to have our thoughtful designs across our innovative portfolio be recognized with an incredible 32 Red Dot Awards.”
Red Dot: Best of the Best
The winners of the Red Dot: Best of the Best have demonstrated unique design competency. Their objects set trends in product design and give a glimpse of future developments. Only a fraction of participants achieve this perfect symbiosis of aesthetics and functionality. HP’s Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition VR Headset, the world’s most intelligent VR headset,3 won this distinction. It equips developers with the ability to create adaptive, user-centric experiences with a state-of-the-art sensor system that measures muscle movement, gaze, pupil size, and pulse. The HP Reverb G2 also received a Red Dot recognition.
Red Dot Award for Highest Design Quality
The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 demonstrated design excellence in terms of both the aesthetic and the functionality. HP earned 31 recognitions spanning devices, displays, and accessories designed for work, education, gaming, creation, entertainment, and retail.
HP's innovative products designed for work today include:
HP’s innovative products for creation and entertainment include:
HP’s innovative products designed for learning and play include:
HP’s innovative gaming ecosystem include:
HP’s innovative products that power creative breakthroughs include:
HP’s innovative retail solution includes:
HP’s winning innovative products will be part of the online exhibition on the Red Dot website starting June 21, 2021, the beginning of the Red Dot Design Week during which this year’s award winners will be celebrated online.
From June 22, 2021, HP will also be included in the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all the award-winning products are showcased. Visitors to the museum can experience the quality of the designs in a space that features contemporary design solutions and historical industrial architecture. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022 comes out in August. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and trends in product design.
About the Red Dot Design Award
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online. More information is available at www.red-dot.de.
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.
1 Coronavirus: How the world of work my change forever. BBC.
2 HP Propriety research. US and UK.
3 Based on HP’s internal analysis of VR headsets with intelligent rendering based on vision-tracking; and mouth camera, eye-tracking cameras, EMG and PPG sensors, and pupillometry to enable cognitive load (requires integration through HP Omnicept SDK software) as of September 30, 2020.
4 100% polyvinyl.
5 Based on HP’s internal analysis of 14" business laptops with preinstalled encryption, authentication, malware protection and BIOS-level protection, passing MIL-STD testing, USB-C® docking including power delivery, clamshell form factor, Intel® U Series or AMD Ryzen™ Pro processors, HDMI, and at least two USB 3.1 Gen1 ports, optional integrated smart card reader, optional WWAN and at least 53 WHr battery as of December 2020. Lightest based on weight.
6 HP internal analysis based on all Windows OS convertible PCs in the market as of (date). Screen to body ratio is the percent of active plus nonactive viewing area to active viewing area plus border. Measure with lid vertical to the desk
7 Made with 96% recycled plastic bottle material.
8 Based on HP’s internal analysis of mice that support multi-device connection using Bluetooth, have programmable buttons and can customize app specific settings. Most customizable based on number of programmable buttons as of March 22, 2021.
9 Based on HP’s internal analysis as of January 2020 of clamshell Chromebooks with rubberized durability features including rubber trims and bumpers that pass a 70cm drop test. Thinnest based on hinge height.
10 Based on HP's internal analysis of displays marketed to consumers as of Sept. 22, 2020. Notebooks 45% post-consumer recycled plastic content consists of 5% ocean bound plastic materials by weight.
11 Based on HP internal analysis of 1U racked workstation processor, graphics, memory, and power supply as of March, 2020.
12 Most powerful based on HP's internal analysis of stationary point of sale systems with powered USB, cash drawer ports, 5-year life cycle, & embedded OS. Most powerful based on processor wattage, processor max turbo frequency, and memory as of November 2020.