Microsoft’s announcement of mixed reality headsets included the reveal that Acer, HP, Lenovo, and Dell would be creating hardware. Images for all of their prototypes were shown in the reveal and, now, Dell has shared some details on their device. The headset will be called Visor and comes with a price tag of $350.
Dell’s Visor, which Venturebeat reports will be launching on October 17th, looks like it has a fairly cushioned headband and also has the option to flip the VR lenses upward so you can see your surroundings clearly. The headset also looks fairly light compared to other virtual reality headsets and it will be interesting to see how things work under the hood.
The design of VR headsets is going to be a topic of conversation for a long while as different manufacturers try to find the perfect balance of functionality and comfort. If that comfort aspect isn’t met, it's going to be difficult to convince consumers to stay in virtual worlds for long periods of time.
Visor alone will cost $350 with controllers available for $100. As mentioned in Microsoft’s initial announcement, this headset has built-in trackers so there’s no need to set up external sensors. Furthermore, Visor has a 1400 x 1400 liquid crystal display and is capable of 360-degree panorama. The headset will be supported by a plethora of experiences that include some of VR's greatest hits and some new additions headed up by Microsoft. We’ll update as more information on this new wave of VR headsets is made available.