Microsoft publicizes $299 digital actuality headsets from its companions will hit the market subsequent 12 months

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Various makers are teaming up with Microsoft to develop digital actuality headsets anticipated for launch subsequent 12 months.


These firms embrace Acer, ASUS, Dell, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Lenovo. The VR headsets will start at $299 are the “first and only” headsets with “inside out six degrees of freedom sensors.” In different phrases, customers received’t want an additional accent reminiscent of a digicam sensor.

Microsoft mentioned these will the the “first VR headsets capable of mixed reality,” and can work with the Windows 10 Creators Update.

“Unlike every other virtual reality headset in the market today, there will be zero need for a separate room and complicated setup,” mentioned Terry Meyers, the agency’s EVP of the Windows and Devices Group.

“While the less immersive VR accessories today cost more than $500, or require a new expensive device, these accessories will start at just $299 and work with affordable laptops and PCs.”

Neither specs nor extra particulars on the headsets have been provided, however the brand new entries to the VR market are anticipated to be launched in spring 2017.