Since Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) efforts with major OEM partners last year, a number of OEM-made WMR headsets have finally begin to come into the limelight. Not surprisingly, the company choose to talk about them at Computex 2017 as well and was joined by several new headsets along the way.
One of them is made by ASUS which apparently has been describe as fast, powerful, and ultra-light. In terms of aesthetic, the front side of the headset features a polygonal 3D cover which made it look slightly different from other WMR headsets that we’ve seen before. It also will apparently be accompanied by motion controller although it is not clear if Microsoft is referring to the controller that the company announced at Build 2017 recently.
Another OEM that might have spent extra time to come out with unique design for its WMR headset is Dell who opted for white glossy finish and contoured edges. Designed by the same team behind Alienware and XPS products, it also features replaceable head and face cushion as well as cords that are routed to the back of the headset in order to provide more freedom of movement to its wearer.
Not to forget, Lenovo’s WMR headset also make an appearance at Computex this year. Focusing on affordability, it has the same basic design as Acer and HP WMR headsets that have been announced before. Judging from the photos, we believe that all three WMR headsets will come with inside out tracking that should allow them to be used without the need to set external sensors.
Dell and Lenovo’s WMR headsets are scheduled for release later this year but no release information is available for ASUS just yet. To have a glimpse on the experience that these upcoming WMR headsets are able to provide, check out our recent hands on with Acer WMR headset right here.