The mixed reality floodgates are open and Samsung has just come strolling in. South Korea’s powerhouse tech brand is currently taking pre-orders for the HMD Odyssey Mixed Reality Headset. Created in partnership with Microsoft for the Windows Mixed Reality platform, Samsung’s headset is promising to be the most immersive entry on the market. Expect painless set-up, swift motion-tracking accuracy and stunning lifelike graphics.
Samsung’s HMD Odyssey is more or less good to go right out of the box. Connect it to your PC and you’re ready to game. Under the visor are two 3.5 AMOLED displays and a 110-degree field of view. As a result you get deeper blacks, rich colours and gloriously detailed images in nearly every direction. Rounding out the experience is 360-degree Spatial Sound by way of built-in AKG headphones. Knowing their demographic all too well, Samsung fitted the headset with a mic to allow for seamless communication during gameplay.
Thanks to lightweight construction and an adjustable control wheel, the headset remains comfortable and tight fitting while you play. Included in the package are two motion controllers, and the device comes further equipped with 6 Degrees of Freedom inside-out position tracking. Indeed, Samsung’s mixed reality headset will be tracking your movements with surgical precision.
“The Samsung HMD Odyssey is a high performing headset, which like all of our products, delivers meaningful innovation to our consumers’ lives,” said YG Choi, Senior Vice President of PC Business Team, Samsung Electronics. “Designed in partnership with Microsoft, the Samsung HMD Odyssey transports consumers to the next frontier of Windows Mixed Reality, which introduces to them to a new, industry leading virtual reality experience.”