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Save $100 on Samsung's HMD Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality Headset

If you're looking to hop on the Windows Mixed Reality train and save a little cash, Samsung's HMD Odyssey headset is up for grabs at a solid discount. Samsung's offering is usually the most expensive at $499, but Samsung (opens in new tab), Amazon (opens in new tab), and the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) have shaved $100 off that price tag, cutting it down to $399.

Apart from aesthetics, the currently available Windows Mixed Reality headsets don't differ much. However, Samsung's HMD Odyssey stands out from the pack by including a more vibrant AMOLED 1440x1600 displays, along with a wider 110-degree field-of-view. The Odyssey also packs integrated AKG headphones.

Since their launch alongside the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we've seen a number of discounts available for Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Dell, HP, Lenovo and others. While Samsung's Odyssey headset is considered by many to be the leader of the pack, you can currently find other headsets at deeper discounts on Amazon (opens in new tab). Also be sure to check out our hands-on with the Smasung HMD Odyssey for a closer look.

Comparing Windows Mixed Reality headsets from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and more

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8 Comments
  • ..and different controllers.  The other headsets all use the exact same reference design.  The only thing that the other headsets have that the Samsung doesn't is the flip up ability
  • Well, not quite. The Dell is the only one I'm aware of that's designed to be mist free. And it works! A feature I appreciate alot.
  • It has wider field view and integrated headphone.  It is a good value at $399.  But the lack of flip up makes it difficult for the glass wearing people to put it on.  That forced me to get a Lenovo headset instead.  At $199, it wasn't too bad.
  • @Yangstax, The front is spring loaded and you can pull it out to easily put it on and off
  • It's the best of the bunch too. For perspective it has the same resolution as the Vive 2. I have this Samsung and the Lenovo and the Samsung is way better. The controllers are superior build as well.
  • I agree, even the tracking is better than the Lenovo I would swear mine is defective or something.
  • "Samsung's HMD Odyssey stands out from the pack by including a more vibrant AMOLED 1440x1600 displays" This is true, but maybe even more important is the higher contrast ratio. Dark actually means dark on an AMOLED, so you can still make out detail while you're sneaking around dark caves in Skyrim. HUGE difference in enjoyment there. Also a big plus of the HMD Odyssey: a comfy large focus region AND mechanical adjustment of the IPD to match your eye spacing. Major downside: heavy, twice the weight of the Lenovo Explorer for example.
  • Yes the black levels are amazing and makes the Odyssey by far the best choice for movies and Netflix as well. And aside from the AMOLED, it has higher resolution than the rest and has larger, better shaped lenses to give it a much larger sweet spot.