Windows Mixed Reality Headsets blend augmented and virtual reality, and the market for them continues to expand. Asus confirmed their commitment to developing such a headset back in 2017, and their HC102 headset will finally arrive soon.

ASUS WINDOWS MIXED REALITY HEADSET HC102 REVIEW

Currently available for pre-order, Asus’s HC102 Windows Mixed Reality Headset will cost $429.00. It comes with two motion-enabled controllers, one for each hand, to allow you to interact with the digital world the headset will present you with.

In terms of its functionality, Asus’s HC102 will perform the duties typical of Windows Mixed Reality Headsets. You’ll be able to browse the internet, play games built around the technology, watch videos, “travel the world through holo-tours” and get your work done through the Microsoft Office Suite. Its refresh rate is 90, it tracks your location through its sensors and cameras in a process called inside-out tracking, and the device also has one HDMI 2.0 input, one USB 3.0 input and a 1 x 3.5 mm audio jack. As with every other Windows Mixed Reality Headset, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update must be installed on your computer to utilize the HC102.

Your headset has two 2.89-inch displays. Both displays offer 1440 x 1440 resolution, totaling 2880 x 1440. A flip visor will allow you to easily switch between the real world and the mixed reality you’re experiencing, and the customizable dial should allow for you to rest the headset on your head in a comfortable manner. Additionally, it weighs 14.1 ounces, which is fairly light for this type of machine.

Many of Asus’s competitors released their equivalent headsets last year, many of which can be bought for a cheaper price. Asus’s headset, however, is easily one of the most aesthetically pleasing options on the market, even if its specs are on par with its competitors.