Microsoft Introduces HoloLens 2 at MWC Barcelona

This year’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona saw a slew of exciting announcements, no shortage of which came from Microsoft. Among the new devices and products introduced by the tech brand was HoloLens 2, a follow-up to the self-sufficient mixed reality headset from a few years back. Putting an interactive world of holograms at one’s fingertips, the helpful device is yet one more reminder that the world of tomorrow exists today.

Microsoft Hololens 2

Compatible with various applications and Azure’s mixed reality services, HoloLens 2 delivers improved time-to-value across a range of industries. The device is also more immersive and more interactive than its predecessor. Upgrades include a new visual display system, a bigger field of view, a time-of-flight depth sensor, and eye-tracking sensors. Pair all that with built-in AI and semantic understanding and you get more realistic holograms and heightened tiers of interaction.

Microsoft Hololens 2

Microsoft also made significant improvements in terms of comfort. Constructed of a light carbon fibre material, HoloLens 2 hosts a more balanced center of gravity, better thermal management, and a new dial-in fit system, among other things. The result is a device that’s as ergonomic as it is intelligent, and one that’s more or less ready to go right out of the box.

Microsoft Hololens 2

Now available for pre-order, HoloLens 2 will arrive in Australia later this year at a retail price of US$3,500. Bundles including Dynamics 365 Remote Assist will start at US$125. You may never look at reality the same way again.

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