The Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset is slowly making its way into the business world. Microsoft revealed a new partnership with Lowe's, the home improvement retailer, that will result in a number of HoloLens headsets set up in a select Lowe's stores.
"Lowe's customers will be able to experience a holographic representation of a completely new kitchen, adjust finishes and options instantly, and share their designs easily online."
"Now people can view, in life-like realism, large items like cabinets, appliances and countertops in size and scale with incredibly high-definition options and detailed finishes. The holographic details are rich and allow users to even see the differences between shiny chrome appliances versus matte brushed aluminum options"
While the customer is using the HoloLens, friends and family members can see what the buyer is seeing via a Surface tablet. HoloLens will be used first at Lowe's locations in the greater Seattle area, followed by Raleigh, North Carolina.