Apple’s mixed reality headset might let you switch out of VR with a digital crown

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Good use of a digital crown, IMO. | Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge

Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset might let users switch between viewing the real world and virtual reality with a physical dial, according to an extensive new report about the headset from The Information. The headset is expected to offer color passthrough that could give you a better look at your surroundings while wearing the device, and it seems like this dial, which is apparently on the right side, could be one way Apple will let you see what’s around you. Apple Watches and the AirPods Max already have physical knobs — in Apple terms, the “digital crown” — though the one on the headset apparently won’t have haptic feedback.

The headset may also have special technology to make them work well with Apple’s AirPods wireless…

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Author: Jay Peters