Oct 12, 2016, the company announced that the HoloLens was available for preorder in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. Before this, only consumers U.S. and Canada can buy it of the shelf. It also claimed it as “the world’s first self-contained holographic PC.Access to the technology won’t be cheap: In Australia, the Development Edition costs A$4,369 and the Commercial Suite costs A$7,269, only from the Microsoft store. Both will ship in late November.
However, the price won’t be cheap for early adopters! In Australia, the Development Edition costs A$4,369 and the Commercial Suite costs A$7,269, only available in Microsoft store. Late November is the earlier shipping date.
In Germany, France and Ireland, it will cost 3,299 Euro; in the UK, £2,719; and in New Zealand, NZ$7,829.
The HoloLens is intended to add to or enhance what you see in reality, unlike its predecessor, Oculus Rift.
It deployed a visor design instead of goggles so as not to cut off the user from the outside world in their Development Edition. The use of downward-facing speakers also enhanced it, compared to a conventional headphone. of the device,
As it is self-contained, there is no need to connect it to any outside PC. This is a hassle for Oculus Rift users as it doesn’t have a processing unit in it.
The HoloLens targetted intently for developers instead of retail consumers. However, Microsoft will be launching a software that runs on Windows 10 PCs to power the device soon, The HoloLens is still mostly intended for developers rather than consumers, but Microsoft announced in August the software powering the device would soon be able to run on Windows 10 PCs.
So the battle for the throne of virtual reality headsets has heated up! Who will be the champ in the near future? We shall see.