While Microsoft is busy developing its own hardware using its HoloLens augmented reality technology, it appears that ASUS might want to join in as well. A new report says that both ASUS CEO Jonney Shih and Microsoft's head of Windows and devices Terry Myerson have confirmed that ASUS is in very early talks with Microsoft about building its own augmented reality headset using Microsoft's Hololens technology.
According to CNET:
"Everything we're doing in hardware, we do with the mind of how do we grow the Windows ecosystem," Myerson said. "That is why we're investing to create a category." It's ultimately up to Shih whether Asus makes its own version of HoloLens, Myerson added. Shih said he's "still evaluating" what form any potential Asus augmented reality glasses will take. "Wait and see," he said."
Microsoft has already announced it will release a $3,000 developer kit version of its HoloLens headset sometime in the first quarter of 2016.