5 Windows Mixed Reality Headsets You Can Buy Right Now

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Microsoft hosted a special event on Tuesday to talk more about their version of AR and VR combination, which they prefer to call Windows Mixed Reality. At the event, Microsoft also showed off how Windows Mixed Reality headsets are going to change our lives.

Kinect and Hololens daddy Alex Kipman talked about the future of their futuristic platform. Microsoft has started working with SteamVR; the virtual reality social platform AltspaceVR is also joining the Microsoft team.

Windows Mixed Reality is set to arrive with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17. Users would be able to enjoy Microsoft’s huge catalog of around 20,000 apps and games on Microsoft Store.

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To enjoy the virtual world created by Microsoft, you need to have a Mixed Reality headset. Also, you need a PC with a capable hardware. Microsoft has released a tool which can help you make sure that your PC supports Windows MR.

You can choose between various Windows Mixed Reality headsets from different manufacturers:

Samsung HMD Odyssey

Windows Mixed Reality 1

Price: $499

Release Date: November 6, 2017

Motion Controllers: Yes

At the event, Samsung launched their Mixed Reality headset called Samsung HMD Odyssey. It features dual 3.5″ AMOLED displays, each having a screen resolution of 1440×1600 pixels.

Equipped with headphone and dual array mics, headset allows a 110-degree field of view and has a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. Various sensors onboard include compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, and IPD sensor.

Buy Samsung HMD Odyssey

HP Windows MR Headset

Windows Mixed Reality 2

Price: $449

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Motion Controllers: Yes

The HP Windows Mixed Reality headset comes with two 2.89-inch displays with a 1440×1440 resolution and a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. It provides a 105-degree field of view and features a 3.5mm jack for microphone support and audio output. Moreover, the display has a hinge that allows you lift the headset up easily while working.

Buy HP Windows MR Headset

Dell Visor Headset

Windows Mixed Reality 3

Price: $449

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Motion Controllers: Yes

The specifications for Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality Headset are almost the same as that of HP. However, it’s somewhat different in the way it looks. Dell’s white colored headset features the same hinge on the display, but the front is designed in such a way that resembles human eyes.

Buy Dell Visor Headset

Lenovo Explorer Headset

Windows Mixed Reality 4

Price: $399

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Motion Controllers: Yes

Lenovo’s version of Windows MR headset is slightly cheaper than that of Samsung, Dell, and HP. Wearing the formal look, the placement of the dual camera looks more like robotic eyes than human.

Buy Lenovo Explorer

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Windows Mixed Reality 5

Price: $399

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Motion Controllers: Yes

Another cheap MR headset you can pre-order now is from the house of Acer. Moving away from the black or white color chosen by other makers, Acer seems to love the blue color.

Buy Acer Windows MR Headset

So, these were the five Windows Mixed Reality headsets which are currently available for pre-order. We’ll get a chance to see more of them as the platform matures. These headsets would definitely help Microsoft against the Facebook-owned Oculus, which also offers their virtual reality products.

Also Read: 7 Best AR Apps And Games For iOS 11
Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]

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