Similar to other designs like the Lenovo Explorer, the HP Windows Mixed Reality headset has built-in sensors, which scraps the need for any external sensor setup. This allows the headset to map your real-world surroundings and track your movement. The headset can also project holograms all around you, creating an augmented reality environment that you can interact with. It even remembers rooms and can immediately load up environments you’ve already built.
This means you can use the HP Windows Mixed Reality headset for exploring completely virtual worlds, as well as augmented reality worlds, with holograms projected onto your real environment. Imagine using your PC and browsing the web via a head-up virtual display instead of your standard mouse, keyboard and monitor.
The HP Windows Mixed Reality headset bundle includes the headset unit along with two motion controllers. This would normally run $449, but from Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 28, the Microsoft Store has the HP Windows Mixed Reality headset bundle available for a deep discount of $199.