IFA 2017 was big for Microsoft’s upcoming Mixed Reality platform. Arriving with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17, Windows Mixed Reality combines virtual reality with the internal tracking features Microsoft introduced on their HoloLens headset. That’s allowed for Mixed Reality headsets that don’t require external light towers to work — you can roam about the room with six degrees of freedom, limited only by the cable that attaches the headset to the PC powering those Mixed Reality and virtual reality apps.
One of those headsets is the Dell Visor that we saw at IFA 2017 earlier this month. All of the Mixed Reality headsets (Lenovo, Acer, Asus, and HP all have their own) are nearly the same from a technical standpoint, using similar dual 1440 x 1440 displays, but Dell’s headset managed to be a little more comfortable thanks to the ample padding they’ve used on the inside of the headset. It also flips up for when you need to escape virtual reality, which means Dell has managed to pull off the rare feat of making you look cool while wearing a VR headset.
The Dell Visor is available for preorder starting today. Like we saw at IFA, the Dell Visor costs $350 on its own and $450 when bundled with Dell’s version of Microsoft’s touch controllers. Like the rest of the Mixed Reality headsets, the Dell Visor will ship out on October 17 alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, so you’ll be able to enjoy all those new Mixed Reality apps and games on day one.