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ASUS’ Windows Mixed Reality Headset has a fancy polygonal design and a steep price tag

By Koh Wanzi - on 1 Sep 2017, 8:07pm

ASUS’ Windows Mixed Reality Headset has a fancy polygonal design and a steep price tag

Image Source: ASUS

ASUS has chimed in with its own Windows Mixed Reality headset, coming right on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement of updates to its virtual reality platform and reveals of headsets from companies like Dell.

Unlike the Dell Visor, ASUS’ headset appears to be termed simply the ASUS Windows Mixed Reality headset.

Like most of its other competitors, the ASUS model comes with dual 1,440 x 1,440-pixel displays – one for each eye – with a 90Hz refresh rate.

There are also sensors such as an accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer, in addition to a proximity sensor and two front-facing cameras for spatial tracking. The ASUS headset offers inside-out tracking, like the other Windows Mixed Reality headsets, so you won’t need to bother setting up any external cameras.

Most of this is pretty standard, but it’s not quite clear yet whether the proximity sensor is part of the standard kit for Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

The face cushion on the headset is made of a fast-drying material with anti-bacterial properties for better hygiene.

ASUS talked about its “balanced crown” design as well, which supposedly relieves pressure on the cheeks and nose and more evenly distributes weight between the back of your head and forehead.

That said, the headset weighs just 400g, which should help with comfort over longer periods of use.

ASUS will bundle the headset with Microsoft’s motion controllers for €449, but there’s no word on availability yet.

Source: ASUS

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