Microsoft has officially jumped on the virtual reality train! Microsoft announced their own line of virtual reality headsets that are currently the cheapest compared to it’s competitors.
The headsets will start at $299 and be compatible with Microsoft Windows 10. They announced the headset at the Microsoft 10 event. The headset will be he first to ship with “inside out six degrees of freedom sensors.” This basically means that there will not be a need for any cameras or laser tracking systems.
Information about the headset is very limited. It is said that they may use similar technology as the Oculus’ Santa Cruz prototype. The appearance of the headset looks similar to Sony’s PlayStation VR headset.
Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 Creators Update recently, and you can use this with the headset to create, share, scan, and print in 3D. In a demonstration we see an image created in Paint 3D and viewed in a virtual world.
The biggest thing that will be setting the headset apart from its competitors is it’s price. Currently the price of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift cost $800 and $600 but the Microsoft headset will cost half of that at $299!
The price of the headset also promotes it as a more user-friendly headset. Since the turn of the computer generation, Microsoft has become a household name everywhere and they continue its legacy with having a fairly priced virtual reality headset.
One thing I really like about this headset is that it is not primarily focused on being used for video games. It incorporates more uses such as watching sports, shopping, and other basic computer functions.
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