Earlier this week, at its Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft unveiled the first motion controllers for its Windows Mixed Reality platform. The controllers it showed on stage during its day two keynote will only be offered with Acer's head-mounted display (HMD), which became available to pre-order this week, alongside HP's new headset.
Both the Acer and HP headsets are 'Windows Mixed Reality Development Edition' devices. The HP headset is priced at $329, but is not available with motion controllers; the Acer HMD costs $299, but a bundle that includes the motion controllers will be sold for $399 later this year.
You may recall that, at CES in January, Microsoft showed off an even wider range of HMDs from various hardware partners, including 3Glasses. Today, at Build 2017, 3Glasses confirmed that it has opened pre-orders for its own HMD devkit, which will also come with motion controllers.
In fact, 3Glasses is only offering its Blubur S1 headset as a bundle, which includes not just the HMD itself, but also twin 3Wand motion controllers, and a 3Wand Camera position-tracking device. Unlike the Acer and HP headsets, the Blubur S1 also includes integrated stereo headphones.
The 3Glasses headset offers dual 1440x1440px resolution (704ppi) with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz; a response time of under 10ms; and a field of view of 110 degrees.
The 3Glasses Blubur S1 Suite will be priced at $499, but the company is currently offering pre-orders for just $399 until Sunday, May 14. 3Glasses told Neowin today that it expects the device to be available "within 1-2 months", although the pre-order page claims that it will begin shipping "in 2-7 business days".
The Blubur S1 can be pre-ordered from anywhere in the world, although you will have to pay shipping costs and applicable taxes on top of the prices shown above. The Acer and HP headsets are only available to pre-order in the US and Canada.
For now, take a look at Rich Woods and me looking ever so slightly ridiculous as we tried out the Blubur S1 in the video below:
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