KitGuru Says: The market for Mixed Reality seems a lot healthier than it was for Virtual Reality, with many more competitors on the field. This time it is a premium product that has been unveiled by Samsung.
Samsung's HMD Odyssey will cost $500 and begin shipping early next month.
The vast possibilities of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) has lured a number of technology giants to make a foray, and Microsoft Corporation is not the one to stay behind.
Wolfkill, representing 343 Industries, has also stated that there will be more "Halo" mixed reality projects in the near future.
The new Samsung Odyssey VR headset is part of Microsoft's new mixed reality headsets, with some of the highest-resolution VR and current-gen OLED panels inside offering "one of the more pleasant VR experiences" one of Mashable's editors has ever experienced. You can also have a go by popping into a Microsoft store. The VR Headset will be available in China, US, Korea, Brazil and Hong Kong before the end of 2017.
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The device joins Windows-based immersive headsets built by Lenovo, HP, Acer and Dell, and aimed for release later this year. The built-in headphones are a game-changer (no pun intended) in the world of VR gaming and will no doubt have countless additional applications.
The headset has a great field of view: 110 degrees and the resolution is incredible: 1440×1600 per eye, the displays have a size of 3.5 inches and come with a 90Hz refresh rate. In fact, that's all they deliver; although the headsets do include integrated cameras, those cameras are black and white and are used exclusively for positional tracking.
The headset does not come with the flip-up visors that are available on other devices, but its design brings extra padding on the cheek fittings.