Today, Samsung is refreshing its Windows Mixed Reality headset with some much-needed improvements. The newly announced HMD Odyssey+ is a successor to Samsung’s popular Windows Mixed Reality. This refreshed model comes with some minor tweaks to improve the virtual reality experience.
Samsung’s new Windows Mixed Reality headset comes with Anti-Screen Door Effect display which will reduce the chances of users seeing gaps between pixels. Samsung HMD Odyssey+ has a display resolution of 2880×1600 and there are several other improvements over the original model.
“Samsung strives to develop meaningful innovations that deliver unique experiences to all consumers,” said YoungGyoo Choi, Senior Vice President of the PC Business Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics.
Samsung HMD Odyssey+ features
- It features Anti-Screen Door Effect (Anti-SDE) Display.
- Samsung’s headset using the company’s technology which has a PPI of 1,233 PPI for an enhanced mixed reality experience.
- It features a dual 3.5” AMOLED displays with a combined resolution of 1,440 x 1,600 per eye.
- You can use the HMD Odyssey+’s controller as a flashlight to see inside the virtual world.
Samsung says that the mixed reality headset uses AKG’s premium audio technology for truly impressive and dynamic sounds. The headset also features built-in volume controls to help you adjust the volume.
The most important change is the use of Anti-Screen Door Effect (Anti-SDE). This technology is supposed to address the pixelation issue that affected the last generation model. The Anti-SDE would reduce the spaces between pixels and you will notice significant PPI improvements,
It’s a big improvement as it would also address the health issues caused by pixelation bug. According to Samsung, the cutting-edge display technology addresses health issues such as dizziness or nausea experienced by some users with VR headset.
There are several other tweaks. For example, it comes with a new Inter-Pupillary Distance (IPD) wheel that would help you adjust the distance between the lenses. You can customize or adjust it to match your eyes position and improve the experience with the VR headset.
Overall, Samsung’s new mixed reality headset is a decent upgrade. If you’re interested, you can buy Samsung HMD Odyssey+ headset at Microsoft Stores or Samsung’s website for $499.