Acer Announces Next-gen Modular Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Windows with 5 Comments

Acer today unveiled the company’s newest Windows Mixed Reality headset. The company is announcing the new OJO 500, the first Windows Mixed Reality headset to sport a detachable design.

The company’s OJO 500 is targeted towards businesses like museums, where the use of VR can offer immersive experiences. But companies need to ensure the headsets they provide are clean, and so the detachable design make things easy by being really easy to open up and clean the unit.

Acer has also integrated a new, patented audio system into the headset itself that allows users to listen to the audio while being able to listen to the audio from the real world. There’s still the built-in headphones, so you can use that instead if you want to hear clear audio out of the headset. The company is also launching a new Android app to go along with the headset that will help users perfectly identify their interpupillary distance.

In terms of the specs, Acer has improved its Windows Mixed Reality headset with a wide 100-degree field of view, and displays with a resolution of 2880×1400 pixels operating at a refresh rate of 90Hz.

Acer’s OJO 500 does seem like a solid Windows Mixed Reality headset if you are in the market looking for a new virtual reality headset. Keep in mind that Samsung is also expected to upgrade its Windows Mixed Reality, so you may just want to wait for that. Either way, the Acer OJO 500 will be available in November, starting at $399.

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