Jack into VR for less than $250 with these deals on Mixed Reality headsets

Matt Sayer 19 January 2018 NEWS


Experience the joys of virtual reality without bankrupting your real-world self thanks to Amazon.

Virtual reality isn't quite the plug-and-play solution movies like The Matrix and The Lawnmower Man pitched it as yet, but it is gradually becoming more accessible for those of us without several thousands of dollars to blow and weeks to wrestle with setting up complex VR rigs in the spare rooms we don't have.

At the forefront of this push for accessibility in VR is Microsoft, with the company recently launching its own virtual reality platform designed to unify a lot of the disparate elements of VR software and streamline the process of building the physical headsets required for jacking into the digital realm. Dubbed its "Mixed Reality" platform, this initiative has led other hardware manufacturers like Dell, Acer and HP to build compatible headsets at far lower prices than the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, opening VR up to an entirely new audience.

If that wasn't enough, Amazon is currently selling a bunch of these headsets for as low as $250, making the cost of entry lower than it's ever been. Normally retailing for $799 each, three Mixed Reality headsets are available for shipping to Australia: one from HP, one from Acer and one from Lenovo. All three come with wireless controllers bundled in, meaning you only need to provide a decent PC to power the VR experiences they're capable of.

To get your Matrix on, just use the links in the table below:

Headset Discounted price Buy it
HP Mixed Reality headset and wireless controllers $248.96 Go to site
Acer AH101-D8EY headset and wireless controllers $273.97 Go to site
Lenovo Explorer Bundle with wireless controllers $309.00 Go to site

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