Samsung vs Acer Mixed Reality Headsets by Engadget

Engadget posted a review between the Samsung vs. Acer Mixed Reality headsets. Looks very interesting.

The big VR story this year isn’t another headset from Oculus or HTC — it’s Microsoft’s entry into the space with Windows 10 Mixed Reality devices. They promise to be cheaper and easier to use than the Rift or Vive, thanks to a bit of help from HoloLens’ 3D tracking technology. Acer’s was among the first we saw in action, and it was a promising example of what an inexpensive VR headset could look like. Samsung, meanwhile, was late to the party with HMD Odyssey, but it also gave us a glimpse at high-end Mixed Reality headsets. Now that we’ve spent some time with both (along with HP’s headset earlier this week), it’s time to decide which handles Mixed Reality best. 


Samsung HMD Odyssey – $499


  • Comfortable and well-built
  • Amazing screens
  • Better controllers than other MR headsets
  • Works with SteamVR


  • Expensive
  • Windows Mixed Reality is still a gamble


Samsung’s HMD Odyssey is everything we want from a high-end VR headset. In many ways, it even bests the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, thanks to its gorgeous screens. Still, it’s a big investment to make on Microsoft’s fledgling Mixed Reality platform.


Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset – USD $327


  • Lightweight
  • Visor can pop up when you’re wearing it
  • Works with SteamVR


  • Feels like a budget device, even though it costs $400
  • Middling screen quality
  • Narrower field of view
  • Uncomfortable


Acer’s Mixed reality headset was one of the first available Windows VR devices, and it shows. It feels cheap, it’s hard to wear and its screens can’t hold a candle to the competition — especially Samsung’s HMD Odyssey.

Source: Engadget




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