Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 debuts at MWC 2019, will cost $3500

Microsoft at its MWC 2019 conference on Sunday revealed its HoloLens 2, the company’s updated augmented reality headset.

In a blog post, Microsoft explained that the new device encompasses three main improvements based on what users requested.

“They wanted HoloLens 2 to be even more immersive and more comfortable, and to accelerate the time-to-value,” the company said.

The device has a wider field of view, new depth sensor and eye tracking sensors that all allow you to see and do more. Microsoft failed to divulge the device’s technical specifications.

“HoloLens 2 enables direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual interactions you’d use with physical objects in the real world,” Microsoft explains.

With regards to comfort, the HoloLens 2 is lighter and more balanced, featuring a new “dial-in fit system” that allows the device to adjust to various head shapes and sizes.

You can also keep your own glasses on while using the headset.

Finally, according to Microsoft, its range of apps and partnerships are all aimed at improving the HoloLens 2’s time-to-value.

“Time-to-value is accelerated by Microsoft mixed reality applications like Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Dynamics 365 Layout and the new Dynamics 365 Guides applications,” it explained.

The device alone, excluding the features like Remote Assist, will cost $3500 and is available for pre-order.

Feature image: Microsoft

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