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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews

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  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Comfortable but not mind blowing

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    Ok, if you've never experienced VR before, this will seem pretty cool. Having tried many different headsets from Samsung Gear VR to HTC Vive, these won't seem all that special -- Mixed Reality is a fancy word for VR.. don't let marketing folks sucker you into thinking it's any different. The convenience in using this Mixed Reality headset versus HTC or Oculus variants is that these use an optical sensor (cameras) which are forward facing and are part of the headset versus external sensors that you have to mount to walls or set up on tripods. It is NOT wireless so you'll be tethered to your computer while using this. Set up is fairly painless. First, you have to update Windows 10 to the Fall Creator's update. Once you do that, simply plug this headset into A) USB port and B) HDMI port... the hardware will automatically be detected and recognized and the software will launch taking you through a series of steps to calibrate... very straightforward and painless. The experience of this headset wasn't anything mind blowing in comparison to existing headsets. I'll say though that this headset felt more comfy than others but YMMV on that since all noggins are not made equal. Also, not having to install a bunch of external sensors everywhere was very convenient! If I were to name any cons with this headset, it would be: Cons: The lenses were not quite as clear as I had expected especially around the edges where there is some blur. Wearing prescription glasses with this works perfectly fine, but it's a bit of a pain to take the headset off when wearing prescriptions. Hand controllers feel a bit cheap compared to the competition. Pros: No external sensors required. Well crafted headset with adjustable head band. It's comfortable and works just as well as other headsets in its price range.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Interesting Technology

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    I have owned a HTC Vive for almost a year and have a couple hundred hours in VR under my belt. Cons: Tracking is not as precise as on the Vive Can't track controllers when outside the field of view Screen seems a little dim PROs: One cable with one connection Higher Resolution than the Vive I actually like the controllers that have the thumbstick FOV seems a bit bigger than Vive No External Tracking needed. This is huge. For full price, I would be hard pressed to recommend this over an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. But for VR games where you are sitting, I think this was as good if not better than the two older systems. While not great, I think the internal tracking is a huge step forward for VR and in the near future will be the standard.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great product

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    Great product still in its infancy. More for use in Windows with apps in the app store than for games (steam vr support is probably one to 2 months away...). Very comfortable and easy to flip up and down without taking the whole unit off your head. Not needing room sensors or a pc that could run NORAD is also a plus. Great for watching video and actually using your pc. Microsoft has a good thing here. Hopefully they'll keep it going. Also, I had zero problems setting this up. Once you downloaded the fall creator's update on your windows 10 pc, you are good to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing

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    I have extensively used this product in stores on demo, and also have used the Oculus headset. I am very impressed with mixed reality being that it is a brand new product and what it can do. Yes because it has just rolled out there will be bugs but for the most part my experience was flawless! Plug and play, just update your pc at the most. The requirements are much lower then that of other competing headsets, and just as good. You either need a new 8th gen pc which start at 499$ and up, or something with a decent graphics card that can easily be multiple years old. You start off in what is known as the "cliff house" which is your virtual home. You can move furniture and use things within your home such as : virtual desktops with edge, the windows store, and launch games. Steam VR is coming to these headsets! I played a title "Space Pirates" and was very impressed. You have virtual guns that you use to shoot, and you can even use the sights to aim and shoot! You need to have a clear space as you need to doge and jump bullets. It was a fun exercise for me. The headset is comfy and fits well, if you were glasses the headset pops up easily to let you put it on over them. You hold a controller in each hand to interact in your virtual world, and for games for shooting and so on. What sets this apart from other VR headsets is the fact that 1) the motion sensors are built in and do not require tons of sensors all around the room. 2) you can use AR and VR hence "mixed reality". I'm ready to watch Netflix on a 300' tv in bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great VR Headset! If you know what to expect!

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    Okay so I have done a lot of research into VR before buying any headset. I considered the rift and vive initially but there sensors are not portable and the setup time is longer than Windows Mixed Reality. Mixed Reality is a term used by Microsoft to describe their new line of multiple products that do different things. These headsets that launched in mid october from all the OEMS are for VR strictly. Hololens apps are made on the same platform and ideally will work with these products but they are not capable of a passthrough camera experience like the hololens. That will have to wait for a future product to be achieved. What these are good at doing is provided a room scale vr experience without needing sensors across your room. I find this infinitely valuable. I can take my laptop and the headset almost anywhere and setup a VR demo for myself and friends. The resolution is much better than the vive or rift. The controllers feature both a touchpad and a joystick which allows many control options in game. You can run SteamVR and play games that are designed for a HTC vive. With revive you can run games purchased from the oculus store as well. I have been playing robo recall flawlessly on my HP MR headset. Pros: Resolution No Seperate sensors Size and comfortable are acceptable. I have a 7 5/8 head in a ball cap and this is really comfortable on me. The styling of the headset is better than the acer or dell in my opinion. Cons: New software/hardware so there are some bugs. (SteamVR crashes, boundaries resettting, etc) All easy fixes though. FOV is only 95 or about 100 if you tighten it really tight. (competitors reach 110 though human eye is 180fov so you always will have a bit of black in the fov) Overall I am more than happy with the Windows MR headsets.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Better than some... could be better.

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

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    it was better quality than ps4 vr system, at least my computer was. ps4 crashed alot when using theirs. the quality of screen inside was good. I just couldn't find enough free games or the time to really test this while I had it to make it worth keeping. I did return it but waiting for tech to get better and cheaper before I invest in something like this. need more content and games for sure.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Entry into VR

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    I purchased this to try immersive virtual reality. They work really well and do not require all the cables and sensors that the competition uses. Now I am not knocking the others, but for occasional use, these work really well, are comfortable, and work really well on Steam VR with access to Oculus games after easy setup.(Look up online) Batman Arkham is awesome as well as offerings through Microsoft store with a lot of really good free stuff as well as being able to download and watch free 360 videos. I seen Angel Falls better than if I would have actually been there, but was there wearing these. Highly recommended. Easy to setup. Needs fast i5 or i7 processor,AMD 8350 or better, Intel 620 video is minimum but best is a gaming laptop or desktop with NVIDIA 1060 or better video especially for Oculus games. Check it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for the price but needs refinement

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    The selection of games for Windows Mixed Reality is much more limited than Vive or Occulus but at $200 some considerations have to be given. The Inside out tracking is fine most of the time but anymore than a five or so seconds outside view of the sensors on your face. Weight is good and can use for more than 15 or 20 minutes without an issue. The controllers chew through batteries so rechargeable batteries are recommended. All and all worth it if under $250 any more and jump up to the other headsets out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Initial DOA

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    My local store only got 3 of these units in stock for the sale. The one I initially purchased and brought home had a display issue that turned off the HMD every few seconds and was obviously defective. Luckily I got back to the store before the last unit was gone, so I exchanged. The second unit works great! Good tradeoff vs the more expensive sets from HTC and Oculus. Especially on sale for $200 off the bundle of the controllers and HMD, the slightly lower field of view in these is still immersive in what you're doing, you're just wearing sunglasses with side shields. The view in the FOV is sharp and crisp, but I'm running on a very nicely built computer, so YMMV.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good but not great

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    This head set is pretty good. Picture is really nice and it’s comfortable, but adjusting the picture with the software is a little difficult. I couldn’t get it dialed in quite right so edges of the picture were a little blurry.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good entry level VR

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    Good quality VR for the price, image is clear, tracking is accurate, and all without setting up entire room with multiple equipments. Two draw backs: a little bit too heavy for extend using; and controllers are not going be tracked beyond the build camera view angles. Overall, a worthy device if you just want to experience the VR world.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    good product at a fair price

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    I am really impressed with the headset. But, be prepared to spend some time tweaking the settings and components in your computer. I ended up installing a radeon rx580 card. I started out with a nvidea 1050 and it just couldnt keep up with the more complex games. the rx 580 runs everything at high quality on my system.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Easy setup and fun to use

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    Purchased this for my kids and was surprised by how much they like it. Easy to use but be sure you have an open area near your pc. We need to stand away from our pc but the headset cord is just long enough to reach. We bought an extension cord which hasn’t worked. Still need to find one that does work but that is the only issue we’ve had.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Mixed reality is great, this headset not so much

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    I bought this when it was on sale, thinking I can't go wrong at $200. I ended up returning it. While I really liked the mixed reality experience, controls are great and the visual experience is pretty good, this headset is pretty heavy, and the straps are very uncomfortable. I got headaches when wearing this for 30 minutes, also the inability to properly adjust the distances between my eyes (no hardware, only some limited software settings), I had a hard time getting this aligned with my eyes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Comfortable Mixed Reality Headset

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    I got this Mixed Reality headset and controllers for free bundled with a gaming laptop. Currently, there are not many games in the windows store but there are ways to play SteamVR and Oculus games too, which makes this headset worth. Comparing the specs with other MR headsets,It is bit heavier but is still comfortable

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great VR

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    I love this headset, it is so cool. However I have a few downsides to it, the band around your forehead starts to hurt after a while since you need to have it tight, also you don’t find as many games to be compatible for this as others but I still love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    love it

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    i really like this but i haven't found much to do with it i would say get it is you want to fool around with it and have the money

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great entry level vr

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    I got this free with my PC and it is a great entry level vr rig. I like the fact that I do not need any base stations. This is setup in my living room and it's really simple to plug and play and out it away when not in use. The windows mixed reality had come a long way. If you are looking for a cheap good vr headset this is it. I will say it is a little bit uncomfortable because there is no strap on the top of your head.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great VR

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    HP WMR is a great experience. I really enjoy playing every game I can play in vr. The only downside I have with it is that the headset doesn't set firmly on your face so when you look down it wants to tilt forward. So far this is the only negative thing. Great experience. Would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very cool gadget

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    Received this in a special package deal with my new HP Omen computer. Had no intention of purchasing, however, after trying these out, it's quite amazing. Requires some tinkering in Win 10 and other software to get them working, but once they are going, it's a whole new experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend