|Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality (Platform)
|$350 (HeadSet Only), $450 (Headset W Controllers)
|Dual LCD display
|2880 x 1440 (1440 x 1440 per eye)
|Field of View
|Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetometer
|Keyboard/Mouse,Xbox One GamePad, Dell Visor Motion Controller
The landscape of virtual reality that has long been dominated by Oculus Rift and HTC Vive may just about to change. On Oct 17, 2017, the Dell Visor, a Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality headset was released in a further attempt to wrest control away from the top competitors. The Dell Visor is priced at $350 for the headset alone and keen VR users will need to fork out another $100 for a pair of motion controllers.
Dell Visor Headset
Dell has placed great effort on the ergonomics aspect of the headset with the Dell Visor spotting an elegant white and features the best ideas from Playstation VR. That includes the front of the visor that can be flipped up, allowing the user convenience in switching between digital and the real world. The design is made so that the Dell Visor can be worn comfortably over your glasses.
A dual 1440 x 1440 resolution 2.89” LCD Display provides a clear and pleasing virtual reality environment for the user. A 90 Hz refresh rate and 110 degree field of view puts it on par with competing VR headsets. Clear and sharp visuals are reported from users who have tried out the Dell Visor. As with any Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality headset, it features a dual camera that is used for positional tracking. Without the complication of having an external tracker, the Dell Visor only requires a USB and HDMI connection to the PC to be functional.
Dell Visor Motion Controller
To get the best of Windows Mixed Reality experience, users would have to get the Dell Visor Motion Controllers. Spotting a slight similarity to the Oculus Touch, the motion controllers is packed with an array of tracking sensors that include gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer. Gamers can expect the usual triggers, grip buttons and analog sticks on the motion controller. Gaming experience is also emphasized by the haptic feedback the pair of motion controller provides. It also sports an array of LED marker for tracking purposes.
Dell Visor Experience
The Dell Visor does not require any specific software to operate but does require a Windows 10 Creator Fall update on a PC with decent gaming requirement. Placing on the Dell Visor allows access to Microsoft Virtual Hub where users could launch games or pin apps to the virtual wall. With the first batch of apps and games hitting Microsoft Store, users could start their Windows Mixed Reality experience with titles like Arizona Sunshine, Halo Recruit, and Superhot VR.
|2.89 Inches LCD (RGB subpixel)
|1440 x 1440 per eye, 706ppi
|Field of view
|6DoF, "Inside-out" tracking
|Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Magnetomer
|Headset Tracking Hardware
|Dual B+W VGA Camera for mapping
| Inspiron 5000 15/17
Inspiron 27 All-in-one
Inspiron 24 All-in-one
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XPS Tower VMAX
As Windows Mixed Reality is a platform established by Microsoft, developers could find useful resources and guide at the Windows Dev Center.
- Sept 17 -Dell Visor Revealed at IFA 2017
- Oct 17 - Dell Visor Released