Microsoft announced the partners that are building Windows Mixed Reality headsets last year and Asus was one of them. The company unveiled its Windows Mixed Reality headset at the IFA 2017 convention in Berlin and it has now confirmed how much the headset costs and when it will be available for purchase in the United States.
Asus has set its new Windows Mixed Reality headset apart from the rest with a unique design that’s made up of hundreds of 3D polygons with a glossy tone-on-tone effect. The headset itself weighs 400g with premium antibacterial cushioned materials.
The specifications aren’t that different from some of the other Windows Mixed Reality headsets that have been launched so far. It has a 105 degree field of view, 1440×1440 resolution per eye, a headphone jack and integrated sensors which means it doesn’t need external sensors to function.
The headset’s flippable hinge makes it easier for users to switch between the virtual and real world in seconds. They can easily lift the visor to quickly see what’s happening in the real world before getting immersed into the virtual experience once again.
Asus is selling its new Windows Mixed Reality headset starting today for $429 through its online store and authorized retailers. It’s a bit more expensive than some of the other Windows Mixed Reality headsets but the cost is justified with the two motion controllers that ship with it.