Many new facts have come up regarding Microsoft HoloLens, the augmented reality headset which was unveiled last year. At an event in Tel Aviv, Bruce Harris, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, said that the battery of HoloLens will last for only five and a half hours on a single charge. However, if you use it intensively, it will only last for two and half hours.
Harris also stated that the AR headset will be completely wireless and the device only depends on the inbuilt battery for power.
HoloLens Different from Other Virtual Reality Devices
HoloLens is different than its virtual reality counterparts like PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. The VR headset by Microsoft projects holograms in real life environment of the user, thereby letting them experience holograms to rupture through the ceiling and walls of their room. They will also be able to fight aliens and robots in their living room.
There are other applications as well, which consist of developing your own holograms inside the HoloStudio and getting a 3D print of the end result.
Harris also revealed at the event regarding the headset that each HoloLens will have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. This will let users connect with others and play against each other, even without being connected by a smartphone or laptop.
Any universal Windows 10 app can also be run using this headset.
Apart from the low battery life, there are other limitations of the headset, like limited field of view. Harris said that the size of the field of view is similar to watching a 15-inch screen, just two feet away from your face.
The company has said that it plans to expand its scope when it will be in its developmental process.
More details are yet to be available. The pricing and the exact sale date of the device is not yet known. Developer’s kits are expected to start shipping within the next two months. The price of the kits will be $3,000.
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