Samsung Odyssey, could be the Windows VR headset to beat the hands

Samsung Odyssey, could be the Windows VR headset to beat the hands

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Samsung Odyssey, could be the Windows VR headset to beat the hands. Samsung has a new VR headset but is designed for your Windows PC. However, it could be the best party hardware, if you agree with Windows Mixed Reality (the name of Microsoft for your next Windows VR platform) as your VR system. The Samsung Odyssey, just announced today, is coming November 6 for $ 499 (approximately £ 375 or AU $ 640). It was originally leaked to a Microsoft product page this morning. The Odyssey is just a headset in an avalanche of Windows VR headphones coming this fall: Acer, Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo also have them. And, like headphones, the odyssey will work with Microsoft wireless VR controllers and VR applications in the Windows store when they launch this fall. However, the Odyssey has two things that all other headphones do not: Samsung’s increasingly sought-after AMOLED displays and AKG’s audio partner built-in headphones. The catch: it will cost you a little more. AMOLED technology generally offers much deeper blacks than the LCD panels that every other PC manufacturer is building in their Windows Mixed Reality headphones, which can be very useful for a realistic VR experience. In addition, the Samsung panels appear to be of higher resolution too – while all other Windows Reality Headphones Mixed Reality has a resolution of 1,440×1,440 pixels per eye, the Samsung displays apparently offer more vertical real estate at 1.440×1 .600 pixels. The built-in headphones, for their part, are simply convenient for VR – you do not have to worry about the cords getting tangled or if the band of your existing headphones will fit around the straps of the headset. We have definitely preferred to have them on the Oculus Rift, compared to the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, which require you to plug in additional pieces. Another key difference: Samsung headphones do not have a welder-mask style viewfinder, like all other Windows Mixed Reality headphones. But if you ask me, that’s not necessarily a bad thing – because you have that extra filling that presses against your cheeks, you do not need to cinch it as tight against your head. In a brief demonstration, he felt more comfortable than the competition.

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