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Samsung unveils a Windows Mixed Reality headset – the HMD Odyssey


HMD Odyssey goes on sale on November 6 for $499

Samsung is the next big name from the PC/mobile industry launching a Windows Mixed Reality headset. HMD Odyssey costs $499, and it’s the first headset with a 110-degree field of view. It relies on two AMOLED displays that could make a huge difference in quality compared with alternative LCD-based headsets with a shorter field of view.

Samsung HMD Odyssey features built-in spatial headphones, inside-out tracking, built-in microphone, and motion controllers.

Meanwhile, Microsoft announced its huge plans for the Windows Mixed Reality platform that blends the physical and the digital world at an event in San Francisco. Alex Kipman said that ‘this is the next revolution in computing’. However, it remains to be seen if the developers will embrace this Windows AR platform and create exciting new apps and games for these new types of devices.


Escape into a world of imagination with Windows Mixed Reality.¹ Set up your virtual home with great content—travel, sports, culture, live concerts, and games—in 10 minutes or less². All you need is a headset and a compatible Windows PC.

Pre-order from the Microsoft Store