Dell has begun to take pre-orders on its Visor headset for Windows Mixed Reality applications. The company will start shipments of the device in mid-October, just in time for Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update that arrives on October 17 and ahead of the holiday season.

Starting from September 14, Dell’s Visor WMR headset is available for pre-order from in the U.S. and from PCWorld in the U.K. The headset itself is priced at $349.99, the controller kit costs $99.99 and a Visor with controllers is priced at $449.99. In the U.K., the whole kit is available for pre-order at £429.99. In order to play non-controller based AR/VR games on the Visor, users will also have to get an Xbox One controller. Dell will start to ship its Visor product on October 17, 2017. In addition, the company plans to make the device available in BestBuy stores and directly from Microsoft (online and offline).

Dell’s Visor AR/VR headset complies with Microsoft’s requirements for headsets compatible with the Windows Mixed Reality platform: it connects to Windows 10-based PCs using HDMI and USB cables, it features two 1440×1440@90 Hz LCD panels (for a total resolution of 2880×1440) and two cameras to capture the outside world. While ergonomics and industrial designs of WMR-compliant headsets from Dell, Acer, ASUS and Lenovo are different, internally they end up being very similar.

The shipments date of the Dell Visor coincides with the launch date of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update, which will bring support for Windows Mixed Reality headsets to end users. That said it is highly likely that other makers of WMR gear will try to ship their products around the time of the official launch of the platform. In the meantime, Dell seems to be the first with pre-orders.

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  • kaidenshi - Saturday, September 16, 2017 - link

    That's a given, my point was that for all the advances we've made in VR tech on the inside, on the outside they haven't advanced at all, and still look clunky, awkward, and way too geek chic (cool in the 90s, hilariously bad today).
  • Lord of the Bored - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    I don't know how to break this to you, but... Hackers was fictional, and not a documentary. It is in no way representative of the state of the art in 1995. is what was available for purchase in 1995.
  • Wolfpup - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    Wow, I didn't know anything like that actually hit the market! Supported in just a handful of games? Did it actually do like "3D", or...?

    Obviously Sega was talking about something, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy in 1995 (which the creator didn't actually want to release as didn't think it was ready), but...
  • kaidenshi - Saturday, September 16, 2017 - link

    Reading comprehension is not your friend, apparently. I said it above, but my point was the VR headset they used as a prop for the movie (based on a real, off the shelf unit at the time) is almost identical in appearance to modern units. The outward appearance hasn't changed in 22 years, which I find laughable.

    The fact that I had to explain that is also laughable, Mr. Edgelord of the Bored.
  • Slaveguy - Thursday, September 14, 2017 - link

    You're gonna watch VR content of me repeatedly kicking you in the teeth while commanding you to suffer
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    You're name's Toby.
  • theuglyman0war - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    Ugly for a dual display multi monitor goggle strapped to your head or...
    ugly for a fashion accessory one wishes to wear impressively?
  • BrokenCrayons - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    Insanely ugly is right, but if you're wearing it, the way it looks on the outside shouldn't bother you much. It's not like VR headsets are a fashion statement or something you'd wear to go out to dinner with your friends. You're most likely to put them on when you're in the privacy of your own home or while performing some sort of task that your employer has moved to VR.
  • yeeeeman - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    Hopefully this stupid VR trend will die very soon.
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, September 15, 2017 - link

    Why? Maybe OTHER people like it.

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