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Microsoft Dives Deeper into 'Mixed Reality' with VR Devices

07 October 2017, 12:45 | Ruben Fields

SamsungThe Samsung HMD Odyssey is a high performing headset designed to provide the most immersive Windows Mixed Reality experience

SamsungThe Samsung HMD Odyssey is a high performing headset designed to provide the most immersive Windows Mixed Reality experience

With Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and now Samsung delving into competition, ranging from $399 up, Mixed Reality is set to be a lot more accessible than VR was at the beginning of its life.

Many Mixed Reality headsets are releasing on October 17th alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which was originally expected to contain more for the platform but has since focused on bug fixes and privacy updates. The Korean company will bring to the table a handset for a room-scale virtual reality.

Microsoft also said developers will be provided access to the Windows Mixed Reality SteamVR preview so they can try out their experiences. That's a bummer, but on the bright side, it might not be a long wait-Microsoft announced at a cozy press event in San Francisco that its mixed reality platform is now open to Steam VR developers.

"The HMD Odyssey has a pair of 3.5" AMOLED displays with a resolution of 1440x1600 per eye. By all reviews, the headset is a little more VR than AR - but the Oculus Rift competitor should have gamers somewhat excited.

Vandy Defense Missing In 38-24 Loss At Florida
UF now will look to Hammond and Freddie Swain , among others, to pick up the slack. "We talked about it all week", McElwain said . Danny Etling connected on 17 of 25 pass attempts for 198 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception in the game with D.J.

Samsung has teamed up with AKG, the Austrian manufacturer for headphones and microphones for their built-in headphones.

What do you think about the Samsung HMD Odyssey VR, can this take on the already available VR headsets like HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift? While VR headset adoption rate is still quite slow Samsung wants to offer the best and latest of the technology when users actually start getting the hang of it. So not only Samsung has followed the specs that were referenced by Microsoft, but they have also exceeded them.

The Samsung HMD Odyssey will become available before the end of the year in the US, China, Korea, Brazil and Hong Kong at a price of $499.

Llamas, however, warned that Microsoft's unusual Windows Mixed Reality nomenclature may leave consumers disillusioned and confused, leading to a later backlash.

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