The Lenovo Explorer, bringing Clippy to VR
Subject: General Tech | December 8, 2017 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Windows Mixed Reality, lenovo explorer, Lenovo
Lenovo's Explorer is their Windows mixed reality headset, allowing you to interact with your Windows desktop and a variety of software and games available from the Microsoft Store. SteamVR support is in beta, currently run through an app available from Microsoft and for the most part Overclockers Club did not encounter any serious issues when accessing SteamVR. The controllers offer an advantage over the competitors, along with the usual buttons you find on motion controllers you will also find a Windows button as well as a joystick on each controller. The kit starts at $399, which is not off putting compared to the competition, though Lenovo and Microsoft still have some work to do before the experience is as polished as SteamVR.
"For a general-use headset, the software is not particularly convincing, but give the environment some time, and this will probably improve. For a gaming headset, I am more than satisfied because even with how much is still marked as 'Beta,' so much works, works well, and is fun. This has been a very enjoyable experience for me and I hope it is one many will come to share in the future."
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