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Samsung updates its Windows VR headset with better display tech

Samsung updates its Windows VR headset with better display tech

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Samsung is refreshing its Windows Mixed Reality headset today with the new HMD Odyssey+. Samsung’s original headset was one of the best for Windows Mixed Reality, and this refreshed model makes some minor tweaks to improve things. The headset has the same size dual 3.5-inch AMOLED displays at 1440 x 1600 resolution per eye (with 110-degree field of view), but this time around there’s a wider eye box to prevent fogging and some new display technology.

Samsung is using Anti-Screen Door Effect (Anti-SDE) tech to improve the pixelation that sometimes occurs with VR headsets. The technology is designed to make the spaces between pixels less visible, and therefore increasing the perceived PPI up from 616ppi in the previous model to 1,233ppi in the new Odyssey+. This should help prevent some dizziness or nausea while using this particular VR headset.

Other changes include a new Inter-Pupillary Distance (IPD) wheel to adjust the distance between the lenses to better match your eyes, and an anti-fog material for the face padding. Samsung’s new Odyssey+ headset will be available at Microsoft Stores or today priced at $499.