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Microsoft's Windows VR headset shows promise, but needs polish
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 10:53:46 PM »
Microsoft's Windows VR headset shows promise, but needs polish
1 March 2017, 7:20 pm



The first Windows Mixed Reality headsets will start shipping to developers later this month, as Microsoft works to distribute the Acer Mixed Reality Developer Edition headset to a handpicked group of software makers. 

Microsoft offered me an early look at one of its internal prototypes, which shared a number of similarities with Acer’s hardware in terms of design and overall feature set. It wasn’t identical to the final hardware, but was built to roughly illustrate some of the capabilities users should expect. Here are my first impressions.

I wasn’t allowed to photograph the device, but it looked like an almost entirely black and less branded version of the headset illustration that Microsoft provided. The display portion of the headset felt slightly smaller than the full-sized Rift and Vive headsets that I’m used to, but I didn’t have any handy for a comparison. It was certainly lighter than those other devices. For a prototype, it felt solid.

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