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.
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 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.
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.