Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset is being sent today, after it was announced earlier this year. The HoloLens 2 headset, with a hefty price tag of no less than $3500, will be delivered to customers in the United States, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. It is an improved version of the first HoloLens from 2016, including a broader image and more complex gesture control.
Microsoft has redesigned the second generation for improved ergonomics, so that the weight of the headset is better distributed and it has a wider field of vision and vision. In fact, according to Microsoft, the field of vision has doubled compared to its predecessor. You can also grab and drag objects or manage the menu by simply pressing the holographic button on your wrist. These new features are interesting for companies that want to upgrade their HoloLens because there are many more app options. Developers can even open their own store through an app store. The HoloLens 2 is equipped with a carbon fiber housing and gets its computing power through the snapdragon 850 processor.
Not for consumers
If you’re willing to pay $ 3,500 for the headset, you’re probably out of luck. While Microsoft developed apps and games for the first HoloLens from 2016, it now focuses specifically on the business market and as a consumer you cannot simply purchase one. Microsoft focuses on people who work in production or repair where hands-free displays can come in handy. Think of construction companies or car factories. Customers can pay an additional monthly fee for Microsoft’s Remote Assist software, which is designed for live remote support.
Although the new HoloLens is not intended for consumers, they can still experience the headset in product showrooms. Business customers who are interested in the HoloLens 2 must contact Microsoft themselves. Together we look at the possibilities.