Update 10/17/17, 6 a.m. PT: Windows Mixed Reality headsets are available today. This post has been updated to reflect availability.
Today is an exciting day for mixed reality at Microsoft! We outlined our vision for mixed reality, unveiled the latest device to join our growing family of Windows Mixed Reality headsets – the Samsung HMD Odyssey – and kicked off the holiday buying season by celebrating the availability of Windows Mixed Reality headsets at Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com.
Together with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – beginning to roll out today – and a compatible Windows 10 PC, these Windows Mixed Reality headsets from our partners will enable you to immerse yourself in a new reality: the world of Windows Mixed Reality.
Here’s how to get your hands on your own Windows Mixed Reality headset:
You can discover, try, purchase or pre-order your own Windows Mixed Reality headsets at Microsoft Store* and Microsoft.com, and by checking out the individual links below.
Today, Samsung announced the Samsung HMD Odyssey. The Samsung HMD Odyssey provides a remarkable immersive experience with Dual AMOLED high-resolution displays, a 110-degree field of view, built-in premium AKG headphones, and built-in 6 DOF inside-out position tracking. The device is quick and easy to set up and delivers a premium virtual reality experience with superior picture quality.
Acer will offer their Windows Mixed Reality Headset with motion controllers. When the headset is paired with the controllers, you can take advantage of the full position and rotational tracking in the headset to easily create content or play games.
The Dell Visor features high resolution 1440 x 1440 LCD panels for a sharp and smooth 360° panoramic experience for an “as-if-you-are-there” view. It’s thoughtfully engineered for comfort and convenience with well-cushioned head and face padding that allow for comfortable wear, even for people who wear glasses.
The HP Windows Mixed Reality headset will also be bundled with motion controllers to provide great Mixed Reality experiences.
The Lenovo Explorer headset is ergonomically designed and optimized for comfort so you can immerse yourself in mixed reality experiences for long periods. It tracks your movements with superior fidelity and spatial awareness so you can move around naturally in an area of 3.5 by 3.5 meters (about 11.5 by 11.5 feet) without constantly reorienting yourself. No external sensors are needed, which means you can set it up in minutes by simply connecting a cable to your PC.
Learn more about Windows Mixed Reality
To learn more about Windows Mixed Reality, visit Windows.com/MixedReality. This site contains helpful information, including a compatibility checker to see if your current Windows 10 PC is compatible with Windows Mixed Reality; highlights content experiences; and lets you check out a full collection of PCs that are built to support Windows Mixed Reality.
Be one of the first to demo the new Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo, at your local Microsoft Store* today.
*Device demonstrations vary by Microsoft Store location.
Updated October 17, 2017 6:00 am