LENOVO EXPLORER MIXED REALITY HEADSET & CONTROLLERS
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VR TECH REVIEWS RATING 4.9 / 5
Escape to a virtual world of exhilarating adventures with the Lenovo Explorer. It’s lightweight and extremely comfortable. Use the tiltable viewer to switch between real and virtual worlds with a flip, and roam freely within your virtual environment with dual camera positional tracking.
The Lenovo Explorer Headset uses Windows mixed reality technology to combine the real world around you with virtual elements – with the ability to jump into completely virtual worlds. The Lenovo Explorer doesn’t require any external sensors and is easy to setup with a single cable – all you need is a compatible PC. With two Quad HD lenses you’ll experience beautiful 360 degree views in high quality – so everything you experience looks and feels incredible
Escape into a world of imagination with Windows Mixed Reality. Set up your virtual home with great content—travel, sports, culture, live concerts, and games—in 10 minutes or less. All you need is a headset and a compatible Windows PC.
With Windows Mixed Reality, you can escape the everyday into a world of imagination. Personalize your virtual home with great content—travel, sports, culture, live concerts, games like Minecraft, and more. Surround yourself with apps from 20K available titles: Run movies in your virtual theatre, open a browser on a second screen. It’s your own multiplex of multiple apps and you’re at the centre of every adventure.
Motion controllers are key to the best trips in Windows Mixed Reality. They offer complete freedom of movement and let you interact in a natural way so you can pick up items, use weapons, and control other characters. They also feature haptic feedback, thumbsticks, and button control, so you can easily navigate around every game.
- Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
- 2.89” diagonal display size (x2)
- Front hinged display, so you can flip the headset up while working
- Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
- Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
- Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
- Inside-out tracking
- 4.00m cable
110° field of view, Quad HD 1440 x 1440 lenses, Dual 2.89″ lenses
Inside out motion tracking cameras & sensors, Room scale & multi-position tracking
Requirements : Windows 10, Intel® Core i5 (4th generation) quad-core, 8GB DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GTX 965M / AMD RX 460 graphics, HDMI 1.4 port x 1, USB 3.0 port x 1
Connectivity : HDMI 2.0 x 1, 3.5 mm jack x 1, Bluetooth 4.0
Box contents :
Lenovo Explorer Headset, Motion controllers, Wrist lanyards, Headset cable, Motion controller batteries, Quick start guide, Warranty card
WEIGHT 381 GRMS
The Lenovo headset is particularly easy to put on. To the rear is a rotational wheel that extends or tightens the strap, a bit like an easy-to-adjust cycling helmet. It further assists in ensuring that the fit is snug relevant to each wearer, plus it’s easy to get on and off without additional assistance. it’s key to align the centre point of the internal lenses with your own eyes, otherwise the peripheries of the image will blur. If you wear glasses then this is exaggerated, so we would recommend contact lenses if possible. We found the Explorer more susceptible to this edge blurring than some other headsets. The Explorer headset then has a loose wire with a 3.5mm jack on if you wish to add headphones into the mix. Having these wires does affect use to some degree, as the constant tether to the device feels a bit like someone gripping at your head. But setup is quick and easy it’ll take no more than 10 minutes the first time, far less once you’ve got the hang of it all. I loved the fact that there’s no need for external sensors like those necessary to place around the room for a product like HTC Vive and this alone will make it popular.
VR TECH REVIEWS RATING 4.9 / 5
Tried one of these among a batch of Windows Mixed Reality headsets at a Microsoft event. Of the three, this is by far the lightest and most comfortable. It’s often said you can’t wear one of these for more than 30 minutes, but I feel I could happily wear this for much longer and still be comfortable. It’s currently my top pick and I’m seriously considering a purchase 🙂 M HALSEY 5/5
I was sitting on the fence as to which VR Headset to buy, until i started doing some research on WMR. I was still a bit nervous about the inside out tracking but it was worth a gamble, and it paid off. Tracking was on par with the VIVE that i have tried at a friends house. The experience on Arizona Sunshine, Pirate Space Trainer, and Super Hot VR felt just as accurate and fluid. Steam VR for WMR works most of the time, but I expect that from a patch that has only been out for 10 Days. In terms of content though I was able to play games like Tilt Brush, Rec Room, and The Lab with minimal bugs. The picture clarity is also noticeably better than that of the VIVE. Finally the set up was easy, the only issue I had was a problem with my USB 3.0 on my system, after installing a PCI expansion the headset worked the first time without issue. If you’re thinking about diving into VR, then this headset is an absolute no brainer. DANNY 5/5