Samsung’s $499 Windows Mixed Reality headset is now official

At the special Windows Mixed Reality event in New York City today, Microsoft and Samsung officially launched the newest Windows Mixed Reality headset. Samsung today unveiled its new Odyssey headset at the event today, but most of the important details about the headset were already leaked earlier today.

Samsung’s Odyssey headset is the most expensive Windows Mixed Reality headset you can get. Acer’s Windows Mixed Reality headset is available for $299, while HP is selling one at $329, with Dell and Lenovo selling their headsets at $349. Samsung’s Odyssey will cost $499, but it comes with some unique features that aren’t available on the other Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

The big difference is obviously the built-in AKG headphones, which should offer premium quality spatial audio when you are enjoying virtual reality experiences with the Odyssey. It also packs dual array mics and a headphone The headset comes with an OLED screen that has a resolution of 2880×1600 pixels and a refresh rate of 90Hz, which is also much higher than the standard 1440×1440 screen in other headsets. There’s a 110-degree field of view on the headset and comes with Motion Controllers, in case you’re wondering. There’s also a built-in IPD adjuster that will let you adjust the distance between the two lenses on the headset that’ll enable sharper picture quality.

Samsung Odyssey will be available for pre-orders today and start shipping on the 6th of November.

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