Before IFA 2017 has time to start, Lenovo is already making a bunch of announcements. One of them happens to be its first Windows Mixed Reality headset which aims to offer the right level of productivity and comfort for extended use cases. Called the Explorer, this headset features most of what other Mixed Reality viewers offer that are currently on the market such as HP and Acer’s offerings.
As for specifics, the Explorer has a pretty clean-looking design with an iron grey finish. Its weight is distributed to both the front and back to make it easier on your head while you wear it, and its built-in Y-cable can be pulled into a USB or HDMI port on your PC which allows for movement in up to an area of 3.5 by 3.5 meters. Of course, you’ll have access to all the Windows Mixed Reality experiences currently available such as watching movies, playing games, and even productivity services like Microsoft Office which Lenovo touts is especially useful with such an accessory that can drown out distractions.
In addition, you can plug a keyboard and mouse into the Explorer for improved productivity. It can also handle Cortana voice commands thanks to a built-in mic. It’s compatible with Windows 10 PCs that meet the minimum specifications for Mixed Reality. It’ll cost $349 alone or $449 with a pair of controllers. The headset will launch globally this October.