Microsoft HoloLens Price
The details regarding the Microsoft HoloLens have been revealed. You can also pre-order the Microsoft HoloLens Developer kit starting today for $3000.
Microsoft HoloLens is the companys’ new augmented reality headset that shows realistic holographic content such as games, apps and more in real surroundings. You can interact with these holograms using the motion detecting cameras installed on the headset.
The whole thing is pretty cool, and if you’re interested, you can now pre-order one for $3000. You’ll have to be a beta tester for the Windows Insider program to apply, and if you’re accepted, you can only buy two per person.
Yes, that’s quite expensive for a headset that you’ll use only once in a while. However, you don’t need to use a PC or smartphone to use the headset. It has its own inbuilt processors, sensors, cameras, battery pack, speakers and everything.
It also runs on Windows 10 and Microsoft has announced three games and few other apps that can be used with the headset once it’s available. More will be coming of course, but this is just for the developer kit.[youtube id=”C98qaPAMVQU” align=”center” maxwidth=”849″]
Developers will also be able to create apps for HoloLens from a Windows PC that can run Windows 10 and Visual Studio 15. You also need to be able to run Unity 5.4 gaming engine. Microsoft has also revealed the hardware specifications of the holographic computer. And, there are plenty of cameras, for starters. Six of them, four that study your immediate environment, 1 for depth sensing and a 2-megapixel camera for photos and 1080p video.
The HoloLens is a device of its own, and uses a 32-bit Intel CPU, a custom Holographic Processing Unit, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s a battery that provides up to 3 hours of usage and the headset weighs around 580 grams. Two clear lenses mix with digital holograms and show you stuff in your surroundings. Two HD light engines create these holograms; sound is generated by a built in spatial speaker or you could connect a headphone to the 3.5 mm port.
The headset has volume controls, brightness controls, microUSB port, built-in WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and even comes with a remote control. There’s plenty of sensors as well. Four microphones, ambient light sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope are included in the headset. All these will be used for tracking, gestures, voice and audio and more.
Microsoft HoloLens Release Date
You can learn more about the Microsoft HoloLens Developer Kit and pre-order one if you’ve got the application and the $3000, from here. Microsoft will start shipping the headset on March 30.