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(Pocket-lint) - If you've been waiting to buy a Windows Mixed Reality headset, now is the time to do it, as many of them are on sale.

Microsoft launched its Windows Mixed Reality platform last autumn, with headsets from Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung. They have front-mounted cameras in order to serve up either real world objects in your virtual world or virtual objects in the real world. Anyway, Amazon has now discounted several of these new headsets.

As spotted by Road to VR, you can now get the Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset with controllers for $218.99, down from $399. That's a 45-per cent discount. The Lenovo Explorer with controllers has also been reduced from $399 to $245.99. Amazingly, the Dell Visor with controllers has been given a 52-per cent discount.

You can get that kit for $219.95, rather than the usual $449 price. And finally, the HP Windows Mixed Reality headset with controllers costs $239, down from $449. That's a 47-per cent savings. In other words, most of these headsets are now half off on Amazon in the US. Unfortunately, their sale prices are not live in the UK.

If you shop on Amazon (UK), you can only get HP's headset on sale:

It doesn't look like Samsung’s Windows Mixed Reality headset isn’t part of Amazon’s US sale. Still, it's worth picking up one of these other Windows Mixed Reality headsets, as they're massively reduced and all include the motion controllers.

Check out Pocket-lint's Windows Mixed Reality guide if you want to know more about Microsoft's new platform. 

Writing by Elyse Betters. Originally published on 22 January 2018.