What happens when AR (Augmented Reality) meets VR (Virtual Reality)? Well, the answer is simple. It forms the Microsoft Holo Lens. This is one of the most distinguishing features of Microsoft Holo lens. It is transparent. Its transparency allows AR and VR to work together.
In the beginning of September 2019, Microsoft has decided to hit the markets with its Holo Lens 2. The Holo Lens 2 has some interesting improvements over its ancestor. Microsoft’s Vice President of AI and Research, Harry Shum quoted this at World Intelligence Conference in Shanghai. However, he did not declare any specific date of the release. Microsoft has already began bookings for the piece of technology.
Microsoft has unveiled the HoloLens 2 in Mobile World Congress in February 2019. The HoloLens 2 is a significant leap of technology from the HoloLens 1. HoloLens 2 offers a field of view at 52° which is wider as compared to the 34° seen in the first-generation HoloLens. The resolution remains the same at “47 pixels per degree”. The device is lighter and better weighted than HoloLens 1 and offers hardware-accelerated hand and eye-tracking.
The HoloLens 2 comes with two price points: A $3,500 HoloLens 2 developer edition (available with financing for $99 per user per month); a HoloLens 2 device-only SKU for $3,500; and a HoloLens 2 subscription version (with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist preloaded) starting at $125 per user per month. This time Microsoft aims at selling the HoloLens to business and enterprise customer.