Lenovo Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset now available at UK Microsoft Store

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The Lenovo Explorer arrived with the launch of Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality efforts in the Fall Creators Update in October, but it wasn't immediately available from the UK Microsoft Store. Just over two weeks later, you can now order the headset directly from Microsoft's digital UK storefront for £399.99 (opens in new tab).

The Lenovo Explorer works much like the other Windows Mixed Reality headsets from other manufacturers, leveraging inside-out tracking through cameras flanking each side of the front of the headset. This allows the headset to keep an eye on Microsoft's motion controllers, as well as track the space around you.

Also like the other headsets, Lenovo's offering works over a single cable plugged into your PC running the Fall Creators Update. Your PC powers the mixed reality experience that is beamed into the two 1440 x 1440 LCD displays in front of your eyes. In our review, we found the Lenovo Explorer to be a solid choice for jumping into Windows Mixed Reality, albeit with a couple of small gripes.

In any case, if you live in the UK, you can now order the Lenovo Explorer directly from the Microsoft Store online.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • why do you always report when something is available in the UK?  What is special about the UK?  I believe Windows Central has readers from all over the world. Windows Mixed Reality headsets are appearing everywhere not just in the UK. Here's for example the HP one with motion controllers included on Amazon Germany: https://www.amazon.de/HP-Windows-VR1000-100nn-inklusive-Controller/dp/B0...
  • Weirdly, this article is even less relevant than you think. PC World in the UK has been selling the Lenovo (and Dell) headsets since release. So this isn't even about a new release in the UK. Just another shop getting some stock in. Very odd article really.
  • This is more than relevant when looking at the supply chain and how it was clogged.  The investment world is always watching. I'm glad to see everything has worked itself out, and supply can now meet the demand. you kids just want to have fun, but big bucks are always working itself from one pocket to another in the background.
  • What supply problem? I didn't notice one in the UK.