tech2 News Staff
25. February 2019 12:15:40 IST
Microsoft's second generation mixed-reality headset is finally here – the HoloLens 2 . The HoloLens 2 has taken a lot of time for Microsoft to produce this new product and has some significant improvements over the original.
Microsoft claims that the headset is not only more impressive with a double field of view, but the original HoloLens is also more comfortable to wear thanks to carbon fiber and better thermal management. There is a dial to tighten the main headband, similar to PlayStation VR and the main visor can be folded up when something else requires quick attention.
The company does not give numbers, but jumps in perspective for the picture quality here corresponds to the leap from a 720-p TV set to a 2-K set for each eye.
Maneuvering the HoloLens 2 is now much easier as well. The headset is able to track your retina to see where you are looking for, which allows Microsoft to use support for Windows Hello authentication.
The headset also has a new "time-of-flight" immersion sensor now beginning to be seen on certain smartphones. The sensor, along with some software tools, can track hand movements without a controller.
The HoloLens 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chip and a custom holographic processing unit. Audio input and output are handled by a 5-channel microphone array and built-in spatial audio hardware.
– Microsoft HoloLens (@HoloLens) February 24, 2019
The mixed-reality headset will open for $ 3,500 later this year brought to the market A subscription that includes Dynamics 365 Remote Assist (a diagnostic tool) for $ 125 per month. The headset is sold in the US, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand.
Is the HoloLens 2 intended for regular customers? Apparently not. Microsoft's target market includes developers to experiment with applications and begin building applications.
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