Originally published by MobileSyrup
Dell has launched several new hardware products and refreshes just in time for the back-to-school season, including its first ever headset for Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform. The device, the Dell Visor, debuts following the release of the developer editions of the HP Windows Mixed Reality headset and the Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset. The Visor is so-named because it has a flip-up visor for ease of transitioning between reality and so-called ‘mixed reality,’ a term that Microsoft uses to cover everything that lies on the spectrum between augmented and virtual reality — though it seems demos for the headset have leaned more towards traditional VR.
The white-finish headset features head and face padding, thumbwheel band adjustment and ‘smart weight balancing’ that purportedly takes pressure off the nose and cheeks. Dell also notes its cable management system as evidence of the headset’s thoughtful design; all cords are routed to the back of the headset to help with mobility. The Visor uses the same technology used in Microsoft’s Hololens headset, which includes inside-out tracking cameras with a 360-degree panoramic views, which means it can scan its surroundings in order to orient the user within their location — an alternative to systems like the HTC Vive, which need satellite emitters positioned inside the play space. Dell further notes that it’s building toward platform agnostic communication, and that users may be able to interact with owners of different MR headset brands down the road.