1. EgoAnt's Avatar
    I just found this out today and I'm a little disappointed. The new Acer headset (shipping to developers now) doesn't actually allow any sort of augmented reality.

    That isn't to say that it isn't a cool accomplishment. Here's what it IS:
    A VR headset with inside-out tracking for about $400 US.

    The Acer Mixed Reality developer headset doesn't do mixed reality...-acer-windows-mixed-reality-head-mounted-display_straight-970x546-c.jpg

    Not too shabby. It uses the same room tracking tech as the HoloLens to determine your position in space, so there is no need for clunky base stations for room scale VR. The price is good, too. Because it can create scan your room, it also has the potential to prevent you from bumping into things without doing a room setup like Oculus and Vive.

    I'm still excited, but my dreams of having a VR/AR device in one will have to wait, I guess.
    05-04-2017 02:57 PM
  2. Blakey_nz's Avatar
    Im surprised it doesn't as I thought thats what Mixed Reality was, both VR & AR

    Hopefully in the future it will be
    05-05-2017 12:58 AM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Maybe something in the near future @EgoAnt ? or that's what it is and won't be improved with some fancy firmware upgrade or something?
    05-07-2017 10:07 PM
  4. pjs37's Avatar
    I like the idea though of inside out room scale technology. Not a fan of setting up cameras everywhere really.
    05-08-2017 09:07 PM
  5. krisguy's Avatar
    It does do MR, guys. Everyone has to remember that MR is still so in its infancy, us consumers really don't have an idea what it is. The Hololens demonstrations have warped our fragile little minds......
    EgoAnt likes this.
    05-09-2017 10:07 AM
  6. Fran_MontoyaQ's Avatar
    Likely problem judging from what I’m reading. If the tracking on your face can’t see your hands tracking doesn’t work. I’m not writing this off by any means but this won’t be meant for killing zombies or robots, more for casual experiences similar to Leap Motion’s Orion.
    05-11-2017 04:38 PM
  7. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Will be interesting to see if there's any grace period when moving the controllers out of view of the headset sensors. Regardless, I'm stoked to try it out!
    05-12-2017 08:54 AM

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