Microsoft Launches Reality Smartglass HoloLens 2

Microsoft Launches Reality Smartglass HoloLens 2

On February 24 Microsoft announced HoloLens 2 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain which is available on preorder at $3500.

Microsoft HoloLens is a pair of mixed reality smartglasses developed and manufactured by Microsoft. HoloLens was one of the first computers running the Windows Mixed Reality platform under the Windows 10 operating system.

Microsoft Launches Reality Smartglass HoloLens 2
When you change the way you see the world, you change the world you see

HoloLens first went on sale in 2016 to developers for $3,000/£2,719, but there has never been an out-and-out consumer edition. The location of this launch was surprising – Microsoft used to have a reasonably big presence at the show, either in a hotel opposite the conference center.

“When you change the way you see the world, you change the world you see,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on stage during its launch. HoloLens 2 will be available in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand initially but it will come to other territories after.

According to www.microsoft.com “Expressions of interest for HoloLens 2 preorders are only being collected currently for the US, France, Germany, Ireland, and United Kingdom. HoloLens 2 has not been authorized yet under U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules or Directive 2014/53/EU. Actual sale and delivery of HoloLens is contingent on device compliance with applicable FCC and Directive 2014/53/EU requirements”.

The camera is 8 megapixel stills, with 1080p video at 30fps. There’s a five-channel microphone array and sensors include an accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. Connectivity is via Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and USB-C for charging.

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