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You can score HoloLens 2 for under $3,000 right now

HoloLens and Microsoft Windows logo
HoloLens and Microsoft Windows logo (Image credit: Windows Central)

HoloLens 2 is no small investment with its standard MSRP of $3,500. But you can make the wallet dent a little less severe now through November 15, 2021, wherein the device will be available for $2,975. That still isn't exactly cheap, but if you've been saving up your pennies for one of the most intense augmented reality experiences on the market, this is your chance to save a chunk of change big enough to afford you an Xbox Series X.

If you're even briefly considering buying this thing, there's no way you don't already know a bit about it. But in case you've read this far and still aren't sure what these fancy goggles are all about, here's how Microsoft describes the HoloLens 2: "HoloLens 2 is an ergonomic, untethered self-contained holographic device with enterprise-ready applications to increase user accuracy and output. Get started right away with off-the-shelf applications or build a custom solution using Microsoft Azure services."

In other words, you're going to look through its lenses and see some wild stuff that might not exist in the real world. Sound cool? Well, it is. $2,975 cool? That's up to you.

To give you an idea of where Microsoft is sending this tech beyond random buyers' shopping carts on its website, the company recently got contracted by the U.S. Army to make a variation of these headsets for soldiers to use to save lives and more efficiently eliminate targets (you know what that means) in the battlefield. In short, HoloLens isn't an insignificant piece of tech.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • You pay $3k for some stupid glasses to show unrealistic things...
  • Versus paying $2K for a computer screen to show unrealistic 2D things. I'd critique your point, but so far, I have yet to see one.
  • Seems like a strange time for them to put on a sale ... presently lots of hardware shortages, all the talk about fast adoption of the "metaverse" (in commerce) due to remote work etc ... leaves one possibility that we have seen from Microsoft many times ... they are cutting the price of the outgoing edition. Dan, do you know or smell anything regarding a new HoloLens?
  • That was my first thought. Maybe new version at CES?
  • There's a guy using this to create the HUD for a real life Mjolnir armor.