What you need to know
- Microsoft's HoloLens 2 headset is now on sale at the Microsoft Store.
- Previously, the headset was only available for developers and organizations to purchase.
- You can order HoloLens 2 now for $3,500 at the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).
Microsoft's HoloLens 2 is now available for anyone to buy on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) for the first time. Previously, Microsoft only sold the HoloeLens 2 as a development edition to developers and organizations through resellers. The price for the headset on the Microsoft Store remains $3,500.
HoloLens 2 first made its debut at Mobile World Congress 2019, before shipping in November of 2019. At Build 2020, Microsoft announced that the mixed reality headset will expand to 25 countries and regions starting this fall.
HoloLens 2 is built on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 platform, bringing a mixed reality experience that allows users to overlay digital experiences on the real world. Since its first iteration, HoloLens has seen significant use in enterprise scenarios, being used for training, remote learning, remote assistance, and much more.
There are currently no plans to bring HoloLens 2 to more consumer applications, but Microsoft is pushing forward with its professional vision for holographic technology. Still, if you've got the spare cash and want to experiment with or develop for HoloLens 2, you can now order the headset for $3,500.
HoloLens, but better
HoloLens 2 takes everything that made the original great and turns it up to 11. With a new carbon-fiber body, extra padding, eye tracking, and a wider field of view, the headset should have no problem finding success among developers and firstline workers.
If microsoft makes this and all other VR Windows Hardware work on Xbox Series X, i will buy one.
No, not everyone. Not publicly available outside the US.
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