Samsung’s new Odyssey headset is an Oculus-class mixed reality headset

Samsung’s new Odyssey headset is an Oculus-class mixed reality headset

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Microsoft’s mixed reality headsets have the unique trick of being able to track your position in space without external cameras, but the actual specs have lagged a little behind premium competitors like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in order to reach a low price point.

Samsung’s new Odyssey headset embraces the premium price tag and, at first-glance, delivers an experience that matches or surpasses my experience with Oculus and HTC headsets. Keep in mind my impressions were the result of a 7 minute demo, but that was enough to leave with a few thoughts.

Of course, I realize most people haven’t tried high-end VR headsets, let alone those from Microsoft partners, which don’t officially launch until October 17. But suffice to say that Odyssey’s combination of some of the highest VR resolution I’ve seen yet and OLED technology makes it one of the more pleasant VR experiences I’ve tried.