Acer has announced the Mixed Reality Head Mounted Display, its answer to the Microsoft Hololens. It shouldn’t be a surprise, since Acer is one of the many Microsoft partners looking to build these devices for the mass market.
The Acer Mixed Reality Head Mounted Display doesn’t have the most interesting of names, but it is certainly very descriptive. It runs on the Windows Mixed Reality Platform, which is the current name for Windows Holographic that was revealed at Build last year.
According to Acer, this is the lightest available head mounted display headed to the market. Which to be fair is true since the Mixed Reality Head Mounted Display is the only one of its kind announced for the consumer market thus far.
That said, the technology is based on the Hololens itself. However, it doesn’t have the same futuristic translucent visor. Instead, it looks more like a regular VR headset with two inset cameras.
Wearers will also be able to take advantage of a hinge that allows the visor portion to flip up. Ideally to be able to take a look at the unmixed reality every now and then.
There’s no release date or price for the Acer Mixed Reality Head Mounted Display at this moment. We expect it to release around the same time as the rest of Acer’s products announced at its Next@Acer event.