Microsoft's HoloLens 2 is now official, and it's packing a new design and a number of useful improvements over the original. Alongside its unveiling today, just as it's done for its recent Surface reveals, Microsoft also put out a short, stylized video showing off how each part of the headset forms the whole, and it's gorgeous. Check it out above.
Apart from its looks, the HoloLens 2 makes some notable advances over the original HoloLens. The body is made out of carbon fiber and is designed to be more comfortable with extra padding. Inside, it's powered by a Snapdragon 850 processor, features better hand tracking, and includes built-in eye tracking.
One of the biggest changes, however, is an improved field of view, which addresses one of the biggest pain points plaguing the first HoloLens. Microsoft says it has more than doubled the field of view, all while keeping the same 47 pixels-per-degree spec as the original.
If you're keen on giving the HoloLens 2 a try, the headset is available to preorder today for $3,500. It's expected to start shipping out later this year.
HoloLens Part Deux
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.
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