Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset debuts in India: Specifications, features, and more
Acer launches India’s first mixed reality headset. Here’s everything you need to know about the device.tech Updated: Dec 11, 2017 12:39 IST
Even as Microsoft’s much-talked about futuristic ‘Mixed Reality’-based HoloLens is yet to enter India, PC maker Acer on Sunday announced the launch of its ‘Windows Mixed Reality’ headset for the country. The company hasn’t disclosed the price of the device yet , but it is available in the US at a starting price of $270 (Rs 17,400 approximately).
Acer claims its Mixed Reality Headset provides users a world scale level of mixed reality experience which is more flexible and robust as compared to desk and room scale experiences, allowing virtually tour travel destinations, get inside exciting games, and view popular events and even travel across time and space within their own home.
“By introducing the mixed reality headset, we aim to bring best of our innovations to Indian customers. The Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset offers a plethora of exciting and engaging content that is continually evolving. Its ergonomic design, vibrant display and motion controllers make it the revolutionary device for those who embrace virtual reality and look for the best in technology,” said Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head.
Acer Windows Mixed Reality : Specifications, features
Two front-hinged 2.89-inch high-resolution liquid crystal displays provide a wide 95-degree field of view. Its incredible 2880x1440 resolution lets you enjoy an incredibly interactive and immersive VR experience. A fast refresh rate of up to 90Hz delivers clear and realistic images for an eccentric mixed reality experience.
The device comes with a double-padded sweat-resistant material, offers comfort and durability and allows easy adjustments of headbands, which ensures the perfect fit.
For greater flexibility and freedom, the mixed reality gives users the ability to interact directly with their environment. It enables customers to interact with software using gesture, gaze and voice, while also having the option to use traditional inputs like mice, keyboards and controllers.
With inside-out tracking, the camera is on the headset, so there is no need to drill holes in a wall or set up extraneous hardware. As soon as the headset connects to a Windows Mixed Reality-ready PC, it installs the required software, making it possible to experience mixed reality almost anywhere.
The 6-degrees of freedom positional tracking includes forward/back, up/down, left/right as well as pitch, yaw and roll. The headset comes with a 13-foot cable allowing a wide range movement and connects to a PC via HDMI 2.0, while a USB 3.0 connector downloads data.