Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality Headset with Motion Controllers Now £329.99 (Save £100) @ Microsoft Store
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Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality Headset with Motion Controllers Now £329.99 (Save £100) @ Microsoft Store

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Found 31st Jan
Seems like a decent price + free delivery + 1% commission over at TCB or Quidco

Device Specifications
  • Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
  • 2.89" diagonal display size (x2)
  • Front hinged display, so you can flip the headset up while working
  • Up to 105 degrees horizontal field of view
  • Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
  • Built-in audio out and microphone support through a 3.5 mm jack
  • Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
  • Inside-out tracking
  • 4.00 m cable
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Looks like you can pick these up for £240 new off eBay...

However I'm holding off for a year before I jump as prices are set to fall like a stone...
Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 31st Jan
Current selling price on ebay is £150 - £250.
Azwipe31st Jan

Current selling price on ebay is £150 - £250.



If you are happy with someone's sweat infested headset?
Azwipe31st Jan

Current selling price on ebay is £150 - £250.


The lowest price currently is £240 not £150. and suspiciously all of then is item sold by random seller from home. why did so many people bought them and sell them so cheap online?
sion225 m ago

The lowest price currently is £240 not £150. and suspiciously all of then i …The lowest price currently is £240 not £150. and suspiciously all of then is item sold by random seller from home. why did so many people bought them and sell them so cheap online?


Probably got the deal with the dell laptop and don't need the visor. I am going to sell mine and it is completely sealed. Just can't decide between gumtree or eBay lol.
sion227 m ago

The lowest price currently is £240 not £150. and suspiciously all of then i …The lowest price currently is £240 not £150. and suspiciously all of then is item sold by random seller from home. why did so many people bought them and sell them so cheap online?


There have been a number of bundle deals from Dell in the last couple of months where the visors come bundled with their gaming laptops.

Buying a laptop then getting a potential ~£200ish back in the sale of the headset seems like a popular move.

But it's best to excersise caution as usual with eBay.
You'd be better off spending a bit more on a Rift.
Are these good for watching 3D films?
dudwood_fudwood3 h, 50 m ago

You'd be better off spending a bit more on a Rift.


The Rift is lower resolution and requires 2 or 3 sensors scattered around the room for roomscale. This can do roomscale with no external sensors.
The rift has better controllers and controller tracking though. If we could have windows MR headsets with Rift controllers we would be golden.

CEX have these £220 in condition A. I got a Lenovo Explorer from CEX and it came factory sealed.
Mixed reality headsets have been selling on Amazon in the US for $210-250, I think they'll regularly be sold for £200ish by the end of the year.
rossysaurus8 h, 20 m ago

The Rift is lower resolution and requires 2 or 3 sensors scattered around …The Rift is lower resolution and requires 2 or 3 sensors scattered around the room for roomscale. This can do roomscale with no external sensors. The rift has better controllers and controller tracking though. If we could have windows MR headsets with Rift controllers we would be golden. CEX have these £220 in condition A. I got a Lenovo Explorer from CEX and it came factory sealed.


Yes but the image on the rift is so much nicer and more immersive, the cheap LCD panels on the WMR headsets looks washed out compared to the vibrant colours on the Rifts oleds.
rossysaurus9 h, 7 m ago

The Rift is lower resolution and requires 2 or 3 sensors scattered around …The Rift is lower resolution and requires 2 or 3 sensors scattered around the room for roomscale. This can do roomscale with no external sensors. The rift has better controllers and controller tracking though. If we could have windows MR headsets with Rift controllers we would be golden. CEX have these £220 in condition A. I got a Lenovo Explorer from CEX and it came factory sealed.


These aren't comparable to the Rift, different league entirely and there's a reason the Windows are getting flogged so cheaply on ebay so soon after release.

They have a place in the entry level for office uses, but completely incomparable for gaming to the Rift. The resolution increase is welcome but insignificant small increment compared to EVERYTHING else that's better about the Rift. I would strongly encourage anyone to go test one before buying, preferably a friend's if you have any that own one.
I upgraded to a Lenovo Explorer from my Rift and never looked back - the Rift was great in it's time but Mixed Reality headsets are simply better. (If I was adamant that I wanted a Rift I would wait until Facebook release a new model).
Edited by: "rd3d2" 1st Feb
Just picked up a Lenovo Explorer for £150 locally, so interested to read people's opinions on WMR on the whole.

Haven't had a chance to set it up yet, but have been reading various reviews & reddit, and using the Revive software looks like it'll be pretty good for games. Even if it's just as a taster for VR, can't complain at £150.
rossysaurus10 h, 0 m ago

The Rift is lower resolution and requires 2 or 3 sensors scattered around …The Rift is lower resolution and requires 2 or 3 sensors scattered around the room for roomscale. This can do roomscale with no external sensors. The rift has better controllers and controller tracking though. If we could have windows MR headsets with Rift controllers we would be golden. CEX have these £220 in condition A. I got a Lenovo Explorer from CEX and it came factory sealed.


But how many games support this compared to the Rift or Vive? I stand by what I said. The Rift is a clear winner over this at this price.
maxcovergold4 h, 59 m ago

These aren't comparable to the Rift, different league entirely and there's …These aren't comparable to the Rift, different league entirely and there's a reason the Windows are getting flogged so cheaply on ebay so soon after release.They have a place in the entry level for office uses, but completely incomparable for gaming to the Rift. The resolution increase is welcome but insignificant small increment compared to EVERYTHING else that's better about the Rift. I would strongly encourage anyone to go test one before buying, preferably a friend's if you have any that own one.


the Mixed reality Samsung odyssey has OLED screens and is supposed to be the best headset visuals wise at the moment, 70% boost in resolution and OLED displays. The fact that the Vive pro is pretty much matching these specs exactly shows the vive pro is more of a vive 1.5 than a completely new headsets.

The problem the rift and vive have at the mo is the horrible screen door effect you get due to the lower res, the dell may not be oled but id take a 70% boost in res that all but eliminates the screen door effect. if your wanting immersion playing a game that feels like you have a film over your eyes really breaks that.

support wise it has steam vr and anything you can play on the rift or vive you can play on this via the steam revive plugin, I've been playing stuff like superhot vr, Robo recall, Accounting and job simulator on mine and its an ace bit of kit, you can be a snob about the oled but id take the more immersive higher res screen over a fuzzy looking OLED. I've had a fair few people comment on how ace this headset is too.

as for the controllers yes the tracking isn't as good as the rifts or vives but you don't need big towers in your room the headset only requires its two cables and your good to go. it makes this a lot more convenient for people like me who don't have space to set up four tracking towers every time they want to play, coming from psvr the controllers are a hell of a lot more accurate than what PlayStation user have to put up with too.

the fact it was a freebie with my laptop is an even sweeter deal.
Edited by: "Lebdude" 1st Feb
The fact these will run on hardware considerably less powerful than the Rift or Vive is a big advantage as well, especially with the way GPU pricing is at the moment.
Wow so cheap. I paid 399 for rift with two controllers last year. It is nice device but sometimes it gets really hot.
Lebdude3 h, 49 m ago

the Mixed reality Samsung odyssey has OLED screens and is supposed to be …the Mixed reality Samsung odyssey has OLED screens and is supposed to be the best headset visuals wise at the moment, 70% boost in resolution and OLED displays. The fact that the Vive pro is pretty much matching these specs exactly shows the vive pro is more of a vive 1.5 than a completely new headsets. The problem the rift and vive have at the mo is the horrible screen door effect you get due to the lower res, the dell may not be oled but id take a 70% boost in res that all but eliminates the screen door effect. if your wanting immersion playing a game that feels like you have a film over your eyes really breaks that. support wise it has steam vr and anything you can play on the rift or vive you can play on this via the steam revive plugin, I've been playing stuff like superhot vr, Robo recall, Accounting and job simulator on mine and its an ace bit of kit, you can be a snob about the oled but id take the more immersive higher res screen over a fuzzy looking OLED. I've had a fair few people comment on how ace this headset is too. as for the controllers yes the tracking isn't as good as the rifts or vives but you don't need big towers in your room its two cables and your good to go, it makes this a lot more convenient for people like me who don't have space to set up for four tracking towers every time they want to, coming from psvr the controllers are a hell of a lot more accurate than what PlayStation user have to put up with. the fact it was a freebie with my laptop is an even sweeter deal.


I'm sorry, but you clearly haven't spent a good deal of time with both. 70% is incredibly misleading as you're just quoting numbers, not effect. The fact is whilst the increased resolution is nice, the visual quality and density of pixels is very close, the Rift helped by it better optics.

Now for productivity I'd agree, any increase in res is helpful where you need to be looking a small text however for ANY made for VR game this is not an issue. The product build and more importantly, software (the thing the people really don't seem to get without owning one) is where Oculus is miles ahead. In terms of performance, inovation and content the is no comparrison.

You can boast increased res all you like, and don't get me wrong, I would love higher res (note prob gunna need 1080TI and up to power gaming at the higher res) but that is a small thing compared to everything else
You talk about software but as i said above, everything you can play on rift and Oculus you can play on a mixed reality headset via the revive plugin, it has steam vr support too. how else am i playing Robo Recall on my mixed reality (a rift exclusive).

You completely gloss over the screen door issues too this is the original vive vs the pro with its res boost like i said resolution is important as it helps get rid of the pixilated effect and screen door type image you get where you can see individual pixels

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I've had a good play with my friends Vive a number of times before getting one of these, my first thoughts on getting this was eBay as id never heard of a mixed reality headset before but im glad i did play with it as its an awesome bit of kit.
Edited by: "Lebdude" 1st Feb
Putterill2 h, 37 m ago

The fact these will run on hardware considerably less powerful than the …The fact these will run on hardware considerably less powerful than the Rift or Vive is a big advantage as well, especially with the way GPU pricing is at the moment.


FYI, you can install the Rift on pretty much any machine, the have a recommended minimum for buyers and devs that all Store content should be made to. But I installed my Rift originally on some poxy laptop to check all was OK before new PC came and ran, albeit very poorly, fine (onboard standard GPU).

It completely depends on the software. e.g. for prodcutivity there's various apps (and even games) that can run on lesser spec on the Rift and the SDK is by far the most efficient of all the headsets unquestionably.

So the question really is what are you buying it for, as an entry experience or productivity then I agree with you, this will be cheaper (by £70 all in or less if you get Rift in sale), but when you're spending over £700 all in you have to ask why you wouldn't buy the better bit of kit. Also personally I feel if it's for productivity, then the res of these aren't quite there yet, certain not as a full time monitor replacement.
Lebdude11 m ago

You talk about software but as i said above everything you can play on …You talk about software but as i said above everything you can play on rift and oculus you can play on a mixed reality headset via the revive plugin, it has steam vr support too. how else am i playing Robo Recall on my mixed reality a rift exclusive.you completely gloss over the screen door issues too this is the original vive vs the pro with its res boost like i said resolution is important as it helps get rid of the pixilated effect and screen door type image you get where you can see individual pixels[Image] I've had a good play with my friends Vive a number of times before getting one of these, my first thoughts on getting this was eBay as id never heard of a mixed reality headset before but im glad i did play it as its an awesome bit of kit.


I intentionally ignored that as your clearly haven't spent any time with the Rift and I cannot go into every area (and there are many) where Oculus is the better system over Windows and the many cases, is over the Vive also (though optics being a big one). But very few people see any screen door effect when playing the Rift (because of the optics, which I mentioned :-P) and those that do also notice it the Windows headsets, so yes, this really is all but irrelevant currently.

Please don't take my word for it, preferably go try one yourself or if unable, go view one of the many tested reviews (they have a dedicated VR podcast now too called Projections which is cool).

You're not entirely wrong about software, but you're focused on only content, which is infinitely better on Rift currently but can be ran on Vive, but not nearly to the same level of performance. I meant software as a whole, performance, SDK, investment in developers, innovations with the GPU creators, constant updates and improvements it goes on!
maxcovergold44 m ago

I intentionally ignored that as your clearly haven't spent any time with …I intentionally ignored that as your clearly haven't spent any time with the Rift and I cannot go into every area (and there are many) where Oculus is the better system over Windows and the many cases, is over the Vive also (though optics being a big one). But very few people see any screen door effect when playing the Rift (because of the optics, which I mentioned :-P) and those that do also notice it the Windows headsets, so yes, this really is all but irrelevant currently.Please don't take my word for it, preferably go try one yourself or if unable, go view one of the many tested reviews (they have a dedicated VR podcast now too called Projections which is cool).You're not entirely wrong about software, but you're focused on only content, which is infinitely better on Rift currently but can be ran on Vive, but not nearly to the same level of performance. I meant software as a whole, performance, SDK, investment in developers, innovations with the GPU creators, constant updates and improvements it goes on!



tested.com/tec…ew/

went off and watched that and they do agree that its a decent headset and plays games very well, their reviewing it as a £400 headset. As they say at the end this offers 90% of what the rift dose, and dose vr well its hardly different leagues now is it.

As a discounted way into VR these are great and i've enjoyed my time with it massively, yes if i was paying £400 and had a choice between the two id most likely not get this headset over the others, but as a discounted way into VR or in my case FREE they offer quite a lot for quite a low price at the moment.
Lebdude53 m ago

http://www.tested.com/tech/799283-projections-episode-31-windows-mixed-reality-review/went off and watched that and they do agree that its a decent headset and plays games very well, their reviewing it as a £400 headset. As they say at the end this offers 90% of what the rift dose, and dose vr well its hardly different leagues now is it. As a discounted way into VR these are great and i've enjoyed my time with it massively, yes if i was paying £400 and had a choice between the two id most likely not get this headset over the others, but as a discounted way into VR or in my case FREE they offer quite a lot for quite a low price at the moment.



How'd you get it free? Might explain the support ;-)

That's a fair comment. Though I think if you delve deeper, e.g. into user satisfaction and message boards you'll see a big difference in Rift users and Windows ones.

Thought I'd finish with a list of things that come to mind that are better on the Rift currently, and thus worth the current £58 difference. Some are subjective, but majority are factual:
Build:
- optics
- comfort
- audio quality / built in headphones
- controller (could be a whole section on these and for me, on of the biggest reasons why people should be buying a Rift over anything else currently)
- simplicity of adjusting for multi users/demoing (love showing other people, or giving the kids a go)
Software:
- Lots of free first party genuinely awesome content that comes with Rift and Touch purchase (this will more than off-set any saving on another headset. Robo Recall, Echo Area, Medium are just few of £100+ worth of free 1st party content)
- Best VR games running on native (and best) sdk (better performance and quality)
- runs same software better on lower spec systems
- Oculus Dash (I was playing Onward online last night with Netflix playing in a virtual window above me, at a hardware level :-)
- ATW, ASW (re-projection) and many other innovations and improvements result of Oculus continued investment in VR
- updates and communication
Value for money

There are of course, benefits on other systems, but none currently that as a Rift owner I'm jealous of. I look forward to Rift v2, but there are currently more problems to solve (e.g. foveated rendering) before the truly next gen headset will come out. Or a massive jump in GPU capabilities (not gunna happen). I expect Rift v1 to reign for a few years still.

NB: Rift and Touch cost me over £700 :-(
It came free with the a laptop i was buying via a black friday deal, like i said i was a bit snobby about it thinking what the hell is this i bet its crap but it really surprised me and this is coming from someone who has used my friends vive and owned a psvr, i was buying the laptop and it was a nice little extra.

you say it runs stuff better but Robo recall, Superhot vr, rez, elite, and Thumper all run without issues for me.

you go on about comfort but the more balanced nature of this means the headsets is not resting on your nose or face like it is on the rift, the comfort and the flip up visor on these and commented on in the above link that you referenced they talk about how comfy it is compared to its contemporary's.

But ease of setup your joking right? this is a hdmi lead and a usb and you plug it in walk round your room with it to set the boundry and your pretty much good to go. i don't have space to keep sensor towers up all the time but with this you just plug it in and off you go whenever you want to use it no prossessing boxes no messing about just plug and play.
Edited by: "Lebdude" 1st Feb
Everyone can go round in circles comparing the Rift to WMR but to clarify a few things, SDE is not eliminated with the higher resolution on WMR. Personally i found the SDE more obvious on the HP and Lenovo headsets i owned. As far as lower spec needed to run the WMR, yes that is true for the basics but once you start running aaa games the requirement is the same as the rift, not as though WMR is really suited to gaming.
Azwipe1st Feb

Everyone can go round in circles comparing the Rift to WMR but to clarify …Everyone can go round in circles comparing the Rift to WMR but to clarify a few things, SDE is not eliminated with the higher resolution on WMR. Personally i found the SDE more obvious on the HP and Lenovo headsets i owned. As far as lower spec needed to run the WMR, yes that is true for the basics but once you start running aaa games the requirement is the same as the rift, not as though WMR is really suited to gaming.



How is it not suited to gaming? the controllers are more responsive and accurate than the psvr, and it has steam support as well as native windows store stuff like likes Arizona sunshine, space pirate trainer, and Superhot vr witch all look and play great if you have a pc that can play vr.

Their is a real air of elitism in this thread and it seems to be coming from people who clearly don't know what thier talking about, weird how their both rift fanboys.
Edited by: "Lebdude" 2nd Feb
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