Lenovo Explorer Mixed Reality follows the crowd down to $200

Most of the Windows Mixed Reality headsets have settled at about $200; now Lenovo's is on sale for half off as well.

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Lenovo Explorer plus controllers are now on sale.

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The latest version of Lenovo's Explorer Windows Mixed Reality headset system has been toddling along at $400 until today, when it was spotted in the Microsoft Store for half off at $200.

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Mixed Reality headsets aren't exactly flying off the shelves, and prices dropped significantly in January to help boost sales; this was essential because $400 is a lot for a wired headset, or even a standalone one like the Oculus Go

Steam's support for them came out of Early Access in early May, offering a bigger selection of games, which certainly levels up their attraction, though.

Windows Mixed Reality Headsets blend real and virtual worlds

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