While virtual reality has quickly started to become mainstream, mixed reality has of yet to see a release of a consumer headset based on the upcoming Windows Mixed Reality platform and HoloLens. Dell is looking to join a number of more affordable mixed reality headsets later this fall with the Dell Visor, a sleek and comfortable headset which uses the same technology as the Microsoft HoloLens.
The headset, which features a flip-up visor, head and face padding, and band adjustment, also comes with optional controllers with haptic feedback, thumb stick, and buttons that are fully tracked by sensors in the headset.
Features of the Dell Visor include:
- Immersive virtual reality/mixed reality with high resolution 1440 x 1440 LCD panels offering a sharp and smooth 360° panoramic experience for an “as-if-you-are-there” view
- Thoughtfully engineered for comfort and convenience
- Well-cushioned head and face padding allows for comfortable wear, even for users who wear glasses
- Thumbwheel allows for quick, easy adjustment to fit any size head
- Ergonomic, weight-balanced headband takes the pressure off the user’s nose and cheeks for comfortable use over long periods of time
- A cable management clip secures and routes cables to the back of the headband for better freedom of movement
- Flip-up visor lets users quickly and conveniently transition from virtual to real world
- Unique, premium with anti-stain coating keeps the Dell Visor clean
The Dell Visor will be available in the U.S. in October for $349.99USD with the controllers costing an additional $99.99. You can also tune in to the Microsoft keynote at IFA on Friday, Sept. 1 to hear additional launch details on the Dell Visor.