Acer’s Home windows VR headset initially became available earlier this summer as a development kit. In October the corporate will launch the buyer model of the headset now with an upgraded head strap.
The Acer “Mixed Reality” VR headset is because of launch in October along with the others, and whereas it was suggested that development equipment variations wouldn’t be a lot completely different than the buyer variations, Acer’s headset appears to be getting a stable enchancment to its headstrap.
The Acer VR headset dev equipment launched with a considerably flimsy wanting ‘buckle’ strap which you’d pull tight across the again of your head to regulate the match, then squeeze a button to launch the strain while you’re able to take away it.
The corporate’s new product page for the consumer version of the headset reveals an upgraded strap which provides padding and adjustments the becoming mechanism from a buckle to a knob, just like the opposite Home windows VR headsets. The brow part of the headstrap additionally seems extra broad and to have barely thicker padding.
From the photographs we are able to see visor hinge stays, making it straightforward to flip the visor upward for peeking exterior of the headset with out eradicating it. The rear size of the improved strap additionally suggests there’s some further weighting again there to raised stability the headset.
Although the upgraded strap appears to be a welcomed enchancment to consolation and usefulness, it’s a disgrace that not one of the Home windows VR headsets are providing built-in audio, which suggests users might want to don a third-party pair of headphones or earbuds if they need immersive audio, one thing we’ve discovered to be sorely lacking on any headset missing it after getting used to the Rift‘s built-in headphones.