Lenovo's Mixed Reality headset is just $199 right now

If you won't want to spend around $400 on an Oculus Rift or $500 on an HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality headsets are a great value. They work with SteamVR, they don't require external sensors, and they even have higher-resolution screens than the Vive and Rift. Right now, you can get Lenovo's Mixed Reality headset for $199 from Microsoft's eBay store—$200 lower than the original price.

The Lenovo Explorer has two 90Hz 1440 x 1440 LCD screens (one for each eye), with a 105-degree FOV. Like all Mixed Reality headsets, it uses inside-out tracking, so you don't need to set up senors around your room. There is no built-in audio, but a headphone jack is mounted to the headset, so you can plug in your own headphones/headsets. Two motion controllers are included.

Lenovo Explorer WMR Headset | $199.00 ($200 off) (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Explorer WMR Headset | $199.00 ($200 off) (opens in new tab)
This headset will work with most VR games on Steam, at half the price of the Vive and Rift. Buy at eBay (opens in new tab)

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Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist, software developer, and longtime PC Gamer freelance writer, currently based in North Carolina. He now focuses on the world of Android as a full-time writer at XDA-Developers. He plays a lot of Planet Coaster and Fallout and hosts a podcast all about forgotten stories from tech history.