Microsoft Revealed New VR Headset Designs at Computex

June 1, 2017

Microsoft had promised us affordable Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and today we took the first look at the new headset designs from Dell and ASUS at this year’s Computex in Taipei, Taiwan.

The device from ASUS is a lightweight MR headset with a polygonal 3D cover panel, an easily adjustable head strap, and most importantly - a 6DOF (six degrees of freedom) tracked motion controller.

ASUS's version of the Windows Mixed Reality headset

Information about Dell's new VR/MR headset is also scarce, but from what we've seen so far, it's quite different from what we remember seeing at CES earlier this year: now it's a stylish, weight balanced white headset with cable routing and a flip-up visor.

"Dell’s stylish white headset is uniquely focused on user comfort, designed by the same team that crafts their premium XPS and Alienware PCs. The Dell headset is thoughtfully designed for comfort and convenience, with innovations such as comfortable cushions that can be replaced for a personalized experience", says a recent Microsoft blog post.

Dell's version of the Windows Mixed Reality headset

Good news is, thanks to their precise tracking technology, both new headsets won't require external hardware, which will make setting them up a lot easier. Not that we mind setting up a VR room in order to have a great experience, but still - VR is on the way to become more and more user-friendly, which is a fine goal.

Would you care to try out these new headsets? What would you expect from them, and do you think Microsoft is getting stronger at its VR game? Share your thoughts with us here or on our Facebook page!

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