Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset with motion controls - £284.98 (£5 cheaper now) @ Ebuyer
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Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset with motion controls - £284.98 (£5 cheaper now) @ Ebuyer

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Found 9th AugEdited by:"jackjt8"
Probably the lowest price Mixed Reality headset outside of refurbished one. It's not the best Mixed Reality headset but given the price, you can't go too wrong. Fully compatible with SteamVR titles.

Key specs:

90 Hz
100° FoV
2880 x 1440
6DOF Tracking
171g weight
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MonkeyMan9017 m ago

What are the point in these? genuine question.


I assume you haven’t tried one? Amazing experience. Games and demos feel incredibly immersive. You will have a massive grin on your face when you first experience the VR and feel like you are actually there . In my opinion though , not quite good enough resolution to play proper games in yet, more of a novelty...... just my opinion ..... I’ll be looking at the next gen with interest.
MonkeyMan9031 m ago

What are the point in these? genuine question.



I switched from my Rift and the experience is simply superior - better resolution (easier to read text), fewer "God Rays" and great compatibility with Steam titles. Oh and you don't need to fit a load of cameras around the room to use it!
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Aren't these supposed to be s**t?
jaydeeuk112 m ago

Aren't these supposed to be s**t?


It is a low end headset. I thought there quite good but since it’s a windows headset a lot of VR games are Vive or oculus only compatible
chumpyman20 m ago

It is a low end headset. I thought there quite good but since it’s a w …It is a low end headset. I thought there quite good but since it’s a windows headset a lot of VR games are Vive or oculus only compatible


Windows headsets do support SteamVR so all Vive games are playable. Some don't work too well due to the controller tracking being limited to the front.
jackjt81 m ago

Windows headsets do support SteamVR so all Vive games are playable. Some …Windows headsets do support SteamVR so all Vive games are playable. Some don't work too well due to the controller tracking being limited to the front.


I never knew that. I’ve always relied on the steam tags. I’ve missed out on so many games then! Thanks for letting me know.
chumpyman2 m ago

I never knew that. I’ve always relied on the steam tags. I’ve missed out on …I never knew that. I’ve always relied on the steam tags. I’ve missed out on so many games then! Thanks for letting me know.


Microsoft have even got a 10 minute guide if you need help setting it up.

SteamVR with Mixed Reality
What are the point in these? genuine question.
MonkeyMan9017 m ago

What are the point in these? genuine question.


I assume you haven’t tried one? Amazing experience. Games and demos feel incredibly immersive. You will have a massive grin on your face when you first experience the VR and feel like you are actually there . In my opinion though , not quite good enough resolution to play proper games in yet, more of a novelty...... just my opinion ..... I’ll be looking at the next gen with interest.
MonkeyMan9031 m ago

What are the point in these? genuine question.



I switched from my Rift and the experience is simply superior - better resolution (easier to read text), fewer "God Rays" and great compatibility with Steam titles. Oh and you don't need to fit a load of cameras around the room to use it!
rd3d249 m ago

I switched from my Rift and the experience is simply superior - better …I switched from my Rift and the experience is simply superior - better resolution (easier to read text), fewer "God Rays" and great compatibility with Steam titles. Oh and you don't need to fit a load of cameras around the room to use it!


Completely agree, although the Dell one I have is collection dust, when I did use it , it was better than my Rift.

Oh and you can easily play both Valve and rift titles if you're slighly tech savvy.
jaydeeuk13 h, 4 m ago

Aren't these supposed to be s**t?


This may work out better than vive/rift for seated stuff e.g. sim racing or flight sims. The Samsung Odessey display is comparable to the Vive Pro not the standard ones. If you are doing room scale stuff then the tracking doesn't compare.

rd3d21 h, 30 m ago

I switched from my Rift and the experience is simply superior - better …I switched from my Rift and the experience is simply superior - better resolution (easier to read text), fewer "God Rays" and great compatibility with Steam titles. Oh and you don't need to fit a load of cameras around the room to use it!



How do you find it in terms of compatibility? Is there any stuff you haven't been able to run?
Edited by: "lomax" 9th Aug
chumpyman2 h, 51 m ago

It is a low end headset. I thought there quite good but since it’s a w …It is a low end headset. I thought there quite good but since it’s a windows headset a lot of VR games are Vive or oculus only compatible



also you can play Oculus games either. Download Revive and use it through steam. You can play 95% existing VR games.
Never tried a VIVE my self but I have had experience with a Rift and PSVR. I have the lenovo one my self and I think it's amazing I have had little to no issues in the 6 months of owning one.

These have higher resolution screens that the OG VIVE, Rift and PSVR. The tracking working incredibly well. As mentioned above these are compatible with pretty much all games on Steam. This seems to be a big issue online at the moment when it comes to WMR. People seem to think it only has a limited amount of games. When in fact any steam VR game will work with it. However, As again pointed out above. A lot of games will assume you are using a VIVE. So the control layout can be a bit flaky with some games. But custom controller mapping will be available soon (it's available now for SteamVR beta).

Like Fallout 4 VR works fine with this. But the pipboy controls can be a little annoying. Other titles that don't have the WMD comatpible tag such as PayDay 2 and The Forest work absolutely fine with decent controls.
ocelot2023 m ago

Never tried a VIVE my self but I have had experience with a Rift and PSVR. …Never tried a VIVE my self but I have had experience with a Rift and PSVR. I have the lenovo one my self and I think it's amazing I have had little to no issues in the 6 months of owning one. These have higher resolution screens that the OG VIVE, Rift and PSVR. The tracking working incredibly well. As mentioned above these are compatible with pretty much all games on Steam. This seems to be a big issue online at the moment when it comes to WMR. People seem to think it only has a limited amount of games. When in fact any steam VR game will work with it. However, As again pointed out above. A lot of games will assume you are using a VIVE. So the control layout can be a bit flaky with some games. But custom controller mapping will be available soon (it's available now for SteamVR beta).Like Fallout 4 VR works fine with this. But the pipboy controls can be a little annoying. Other titles that don't have the WMD comatpible tag such as PayDay 2 and The Forest work absolutely fine with decent controls.



I haven't tried the Acer headset but I do have the Dell one and have to say that I was very impressed.

Windows Mixed Reality headsets have been seriously under-advertised and I'm really surprised Microsoft never made them compatible with at least the XBox One X.

Plays most VR games on Steam even if they don't have the tag stating as such.
Higher resolution display than most VR headsets on the market.
Doesn't need external tracking sensors like most VR headsets on the market.

They aren't just for gaming as well, since these are for Windows you can use them with anything really although why you would want to is definitely a question in some situations. Netflix can be pretty immersive in VR and YouTube has a number of VR videos as well.
jaydeeuk14 h, 34 m ago

Aren't these supposed to be s**t?


Don't know about this one but i've owned and returned the Lenovo and the HP, nowhere near the quality of the Rift. Yes it has higher resolution put the panels are cheap LCD and the colours are washed out compared to the oled on the Rift. Also the headsets move about too much and get far hotter than a Rift. Pretty useless for gaming.
fishmaster1 h, 23 m ago

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Yer it was very buggy when released late last year (that video is 7 months old). Has since been updated and has ironed a lot of the bugs/issues out.
lomax6 h, 11 m ago

How do you find it in terms of compatibility? Is there any stuff you …How do you find it in terms of compatibility? Is there any stuff you haven't been able to run?



I have never had any issues with any Steam app I have tried though I have heard other Rift/vive users complain that the controller buttons are different and less intuitive than Rift/Vive but my guess is it is probably more just what you are used to. In the early days there were some compatibility issues but they seem to have pretty much ironed them all out now and IMO Mixed Reality is as much a Steam platform as the Vive and Rift are (in truth it is superior)
No need to wear a Mixed reality headset these days.. ...we have Brexit
Wow, great!
rd3d210 h, 21 m ago

I switched from my Rift and the experience is simply superior - better …I switched from my Rift and the experience is simply superior - better resolution (easier to read text), fewer "God Rays" and great compatibility with Steam titles. Oh and you don't need to fit a load of cameras around the room to use it!


I couldn't disagree more with this comment. I bought the Samsung odyssey and immidietly sold it because the mixed reality experience was so bad. Let down by unfinished software and interface. I personally find the oculus experience far more polished!
The Oculus Go is £200, I'd be more tempted by that. I can see Microsoft dropping this after a while
Will this help to block out my desperately sad existence?
I have to concur with most of the stuff in here, i just bought a Dell VR visor and it has been great so far, i was very skeptical of the whole built in sensors, but it actually works and works well, and compared to the rift, no god rays(oh how i am glad i no longer have these assaulting my eyes), and a higher res really does make a big difference, it does have a smaller fov BUT, it really is not enough to bother you once you are gaming away, plus for me anyway i have seen a major improvement in all my steam VR games over the mutitute of performance issues i had with the rift, one of the reason i got tired of the rift at the end.

And compat wise i have a few rift game that seems to have oculus DRM that won't run via revive, Star Trek Bridge crew being the biggest with a "failed hardware check", bummer and a costly lesson about buying locked platform games.

But yeah i have been really impressed with this windows vr, love that you just connect and away you go.

Pros for me...
No GOD RAYS...these just kill the Rift for me.
Higher res.
No external sensors.
Cheaper buy far.
Works right out of the box with W10.
Gives me personally better performance with VR games than the rift, and less issues.
Buying new face masks and such seems to be very open compared to the rifts locked down design for third party stuff.
Flip up visor.

Cons...
No built in headphones or mic
Motion controllers are ok but could be a better, although battery live seems very good.
Some vr games you might own on the Rift have hardware drm that even revive can't counter.
Requires a BT dongle if your PC does not BT built in...(i recommend the Asus BT400 as it works perfectly and is quite cheap)
Won't work in a complete dark room, needs light for the camera's to be able to track.
Move the controller out of the path of the headset and loses them, BUT, it finds them again in a split second once brought back.

But yeah, i feel like this is the way VR will go for your casual consumer, just a head set and controller and off you go into vr, of course if you have a massive empty VR play area then VR with external sensors is always a nice option as well, and i see no reason why both forms of VR won't have a market to sell to.
Edited by: "XP200" 10th Aug
I like that they are still improving Mixed Reality - I just tried the latest build and you now have an option to see the 'real world' within the virtual world though a couple of little round windows controlled by your (ahem) controllers! (It's actually just a window into the live feed from the cameras on the headset itself).

Very handy if you need to see something in the real world but don't want to leave the virtual one before deciding to flip up your headset!
Rift has OLED and this has LCD, so yeah resolution is noticeably higher but colours are washed out and there is an awful smearing which makes it a poor choice for gamers. Rift is still number 1 or 2 depending whether you prefer vive ergonomics.
Good for racing Sims, but you need a beast of a system to run one at decent FPS.
I have a DK2 and even with a 1070gtx and i5 6600k @4k hit the 37.75 half refresh of the 75 refresh rate it's capable of. Its thus gathering dust too of wardrobe, but the £99 I paid cannot grumble but anything beyond that given I only play racing Sims is pointless with my pc specs
^^Yeah you have your supersampling way too high for that 1070 at a 4k res, plus now with these new HMD's you no longer have to have supersampling that high due to them having way better res and less screen door effect as standard compared to the eye cheese grater that the DK2 is screen door effect wise, i liked my DK2 but i could never go back, ever, i can still feel it's screen door effect on the back of my eyes to this day. lol
Edited by: "XP200" 10th Aug
steluca516 h, 3 m ago

Completely agree, although the Dell one I have is collection dust, when I …Completely agree, although the Dell one I have is collection dust, when I did use it , it was better than my Rift.Oh and you can easily play both Valve and rift titles if you're slighly tech savvy.


ha - thats interesting: I love my Rift aside lens blurring up with mist: i have the Lenovo headset never touched but your comments suggest maybe i need to dust off and fire up
londongeeza7 h, 0 m ago

No need to wear a Mixed reality headset these days.. ...we have Brexit


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chumpyman19 h, 33 m ago

It is a low end headset. I thought there quite good but since it’s a w …It is a low end headset. I thought there quite good but since it’s a windows headset a lot of VR games are Vive or oculus only compatible


You can use a program called Revive and then use a lot of titles that don't officially support the WMR controllers.
ra114 h, 34 m ago

ha - thats interesting: I love my Rift aside lens blurring up with mist: i …ha - thats interesting: I love my Rift aside lens blurring up with mist: i have the Lenovo headset never touched but your comments suggest maybe i need to dust off and fire up


The rift experience is maybe 10% better, but the fact that I don't need to set up towers and that the Dell is easier to wear and doesn't mist up make it better for me overall. Your mileage may vary. The fact that it's baked in to everyone's version of Windows 10 is cool too.
Mad how different peoples opinions on these are, I have a dell visor that came with a laptop deal (from HotUKdeals :)!) and have had a rift since launch. I massively prefer the rift, tracking is better, software is better, controllers are better. I find the sweet spot of clarity to be very small on the dell visor whereas its a lot bigger on the rift, also find performance on the rift is much better partly due to it having less pixels and partly due the fancy oculus ASW/ATW stuff I guess. In fairness to the visor the flip up front is handy and within the smaller sweet spot the image is a bit crisper.

Rift is selling now with Marvels heroes unite, robo recall, dead and buried, quill, medium and luckys tale and it was £350 the other week, £400 normally. Seems like a far better deal to me. I guess one thing to take from the big difference in opinions is to try one if you can.
steluca53 h, 53 m ago

The rift experience is maybe 10% better, but the fact that I don't need to …The rift experience is maybe 10% better, but the fact that I don't need to set up towers and that the Dell is easier to wear and doesn't mist up make it better for me overall. Your mileage may vary. The fact that it's baked in to everyone's version of Windows 10 is cool too.



Oh can't tell you the joy of just putting on the headest, grabbing the controllers and away you go, and i love the fact i can face any direction and not lose tracking, i mean even with two sensors i still had major tracking issues with the rift because even with two sensor it is not enough to cover all blind spots, and that is not a issue with these WMR HDM's, i love it.

So my Rift is all packed away ready for ebay when i get the time, no going back, love it, and love the fact all my steam VR games now run silky smooth because i no longer have to deal with Oculus wonky software, hell i may get enough from my Rift ebay sale to make buying the newest WMR HDM, the Samsung Oddesy, a replacement for the Dell i have, now that i have had first hand expereince of these WMR HDMs and their software i am know they actual are great bits of kit and are just what i personally am looking for.

Now i am off for some Beat Saber, i am one away from a perfect combo with ELO Mr Blue Sky.
Edited by: "XP200" 10th Aug
Had one of these for 2 weeks then it stopped working. Had to send it back. I really liked it, was using Oculus DK2 and it was superior to that. The tracking was ok and you don't need to worry about external cameras. Imported from Amazon USA, $200 out there.

However it was always fiddly to get working and the controllers were really unegonomic and generally clunky. Worked with most things I tried but never perfect. Bow games don't quite work. Picking things up from the floor doesn't quite work. Waving hands in the air doesn't quite work. All these small things break the immersion. And then there is also a tiny sweet spot on the lenses. Look fractionally to the left or right, up or down and you can see nothing.

Spent the extra on the Rift in the Amazon sale. Headset, 2 touch controllers, 2 cameras and 4 or 5 games. Despite the lower resolution the image is far superior on the Rift, and the controllers are just perfect. Immersion is much better. No sweet spot, you look round just like you do in real life. And it has lasted more than 2 weeks. You get what you pay for, and you live and learn.
Edited by: "realkickingkarlb" 11th Aug
realkickingkarlb15 h, 49 m ago

Had one of these for 2 weeks then it stopped working. Had to send it back. …Had one of these for 2 weeks then it stopped working. Had to send it back. I really liked it, was using Oculus DK2 and it was superior to that. The tracking was ok and you don't need to worry about external cameras. Imported from Amazon USA, $200 out there.However it was always fiddly to get working and the controllers were really unegonomic and generally clunky. Worked with most things I tried but never perfect. Bow games don't quite work. Picking things up from the floor doesn't quite work. Waving hands in the air doesn't quite work. All these small things break the immersion. And then there is also a tiny sweet spot on the lenses. Look fractionally to the left or right, up or down and you can see nothing.Spent the extra on the Rift in the Amazon sale. Headset, 2 touch controllers, 2 cameras and 4 or 5 games. Despite the lower resolution the image is far superior on the Rift, and the controllers are just perfect. Immersion is much better. No sweet spot, you look round just like you do in real life. And it has lasted more than 2 weeks. You get what you pay for, and you live and learn.



Could you Rift fanboys just give it a rest for a while? It's just tiresome.
rd3d21 h, 49 m ago

Could you Rift fanboys just give it a rest for a while? It's just …Could you Rift fanboys just give it a rest for a while? It's just tiresome.


Just watch linustech video on YT or any other review and you will see the truth. For extra 70-90 pounds you could get better VR headset with tons of extras but hey its your money.
I had a Rift but all the mr headsets without exception give a better experience. I upgraded from the old (current) Rift and might do the same when the new Rift comes out.
rd3d210 h, 58 m ago

I had a Rift but all the mr headsets without exception give a better …I had a Rift but all the mr headsets without exception give a better experience. I upgraded from the old (current) Rift and might do the same when the new Rift comes out.


I think you should point out that you have a personal interest in WMR by running a blog. WMR is not better than the Rift or Vive, yes it has higher resolution as does the Oculus go, but the LCD screens look awful next to the OLEDS. It's like saying a cheap £500 4K TV looks better than an old 1080p OLED. For the record i have purchased and used the HP & Lenovo WMR, the Oculus Rift and the Oculus Go. WMR has unfortunately been a failure for Microsoft despite giving them away with laptops in the UK and selling them for $200 in the US, hopefully they will stick with it and come up with something better.
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