Samsung’s Mixed Reality Headset Hands-On Review: Premium Sight and Sound

Microsoft’s growing fleet of mixed reality headsets just got bigger.

Samsung (Oct. 3) took the wraps off a new headset built to take advantage of the virtual and augmented reality features being added to Windows.

Samsung’s new $499 HMD Odyssey is the fifth Windows mixed headset to make its debut in the recent months. It joins Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality Headset, the Dell Visor, HP’s Windows Mixed Reality Headset and the Lenovo Explorer as devices designed to work with Windows 10. All five headsets are now available for preorder, ranging in price from $399 to $499. The Acer and Lenovo headsets are the least expensive, with the new Samsung model sporting the highest price tag.

Microsoft's array of mixed reality headsets (Credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft’s array of mixed reality headsets (Credit: Microsoft)

Since last year, Microsoft has been pushing mixed reality as a central part of the Windows 10 Creators Update. Also known as merged reality, mixed reality taps into elements of both AR and VR, overlaying digital elements on top of the physical world.

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