Microsoft HoloLens now available for pre-order in the UK


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Microsoft has announced that their highly-anticipated augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, is now available for pre-order in the UK, France, Germany and Ireland. However so far only businesses and developers can place an order, so it may be a while before consumers are able to get their hands on the device. The headset costs £2,719 for the developers edition, and a whopping £4,529 for the commercial suite edition... it's too early to tell how much the headset would cost if made available to consumers, but it's safe to say that you had probably start counting your pennies if you're interested in buying one.

The headset differs from devices such as the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR due to the fact that it is augmented reality rather than virtual reality. Wired reports:

“Since the launch of HoloLens we have seen really passionate developers and world-class companies develop groundbreaking computing experiences, experiences only possible on HoloLens,” said Alex Kipman, technical fellow, Microsoft Windows and Devices Group.

“When we set out to pioneer the mixed reality category we knew that many of the best innovations would be discovered when others got their hands on the technology. It has been quite inspiring to see what our partners have built and what individual developers have created.

“Together, we have only scratched the surface for what mixed reality can do. I can’t wait to see what happens next as we welcome these new countries to our holographic landscape.”



Read more about it here.
 
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