Samsung Odyssey Windows Headset Price Revealed On Microsoft's Website

Camille Francis
October 4, 2017

Microsoft said it will bring Halo to its Windows Mixed Reality headsets later this month.

"With their own headsets available, it is likely that they will focus on promoting bundles with their own devices". The platform will continue to work on PC and Mac in 2D mode, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Daydream by Google, and Samsung Gear VR.

That field of view Choi references is up to 110 degrees.

Designed and engineered in partnership with Microsoft, the Samsung HMD Odyssey features dual AMOLED displays, screen tech Samsung is known for in its Galaxy line of smartphones. The device joins Windows-based immersive headsets built by Lenovo, HP, Acer and Dell, and aimed for release later this year. Coincidentally Samsung has now introduced an all-new headset using Microsoft's Mixed Reality platform.

Samsung (OTC:SSNNF, OTC:SSNLF) announces its Windows Mixed Reality headset called the HMD Odyssey, which will mark the first of the company's VR headsets to run on Microsoft's system.

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Microsoft is acquiring virtual-reality social networking startup AltspaceVR for an undisclosed amount. You can preorder your Windows Mixed Reality headsets at Microsoft Store and Halo: Recruit will be available as a free download. The headset, whose visor shows computer-generated images projected onto objects in the wearer's environment without obscuring the view of the real world completely, was subsequently offered for sale to developers and businesses.

The firm uses the term "mixed reality" to refer to both VR experiences, which are based exclusively in computer-generated worlds, as well as AR, which mixes graphics and real-world views together. The Odyssey is Samsung's play at the premium category, and it has a price tag to match-$499, same as the Rift.

The Samsung HMD Odyssey comes with integrated AKG headphones and array mics for voice commands, as well as two motion controllers.

"The launch of all of those head mounted displays will create a lot of competition and possibly price aggressiveness in this space in the coming holiday season", Annette Zimmermann from the consultancy Gartner told the BBC.

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