Microsoft’s HoloLens Launches March 30 For $3,000
HoloLens, Microsoft’s version of virtual reality glasses, has revealed new partners such as Volvo, Autodesk Fusion 360, NASA and the Cleveland Clinic in advance of its launch later this month.
The headset, which is wireless, is currently being used by astronauts on the International Space Station. HoloLens has see-through holographic lenses that use an advanced optical projection system to generate multi-dimensional full-color holograms with very low latency so you can see holographic objects around you.
The HoloLens will not need a computer or smartphone to deliver a VR experience.
“We believe that the future is holographic, and as a result, we will continue to empower the developers who will help bring that future to life,” said Microsoft’s Alex Kipman.
The company is now taking pre-orders. It will start shipping in the U.S. and Canada on March 30 at a price of $3000. It will be bundled with three games, a variety of holographic experiences and documentation on how to build HoloLens-compatible Windows 10 universal apps.
The three games that will come with the goggles are Fragments, RoboRaid and Young Concker.
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