First Images Of Third Party Microsoft HMDs [UPDATE]

First Images Of Third Party Microsoft HMDs [UPDATE]

The first images of Microsoft VR headsets from third party manufacturers have been released. They show a range of form factors and wear styles, with Dell, Lenovo, HP and Acer opting for a PS VR style halo fitting system, where 3Glasses has chosen Vive style material straps.



Just to complete the set, here's ASUS' edgy version.



3Glasses is the only manufacturer to use a strap system.

Acer, we applaud your colourful entry.

Dell taps into Apple white luxury looks.

The HP looks like Mass Effect cosplay to us - this is a good thing!

Lenovo's halo HMD reminds us of Robocop.

We don’t know how much these devices will cost, other than prices start at $299. Just as consumers are familiar with in PC hardware, we expect to see a wide range of price points, based on cost of construction and functionality.

Microsoft revealed its intention to license VR hardware to third party manufacturers at October’s Windows 10 event in New York City. 


Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing, Steve contributes to, and, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.


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