Long after the release of virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive & Oculus Rift, Microsoft has finally jumped into the game with its challenger. Microsoft is now selling developer editions of its “mixed reality” headsets built by Acer and HP for $300 and $330.
That price point is a lot more reasonable than the Hololens developer kits which first came out for $3,000, but you’ll still have to be a developer to get your hands on one. Also, as of this writing, the HP model is out of stock. Both include a pair of 1,440 x 1,440 displays, a 95-degree field of view, support for 90Hz refresh rates and a single cable that carries both HDMI video and USB data. But of course all that is useless unless you have something to use it for, so it really is a gadget best left to real developers. At least for now.