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Microsoft’s all-new HoloLens 2 is now more immersive than ever, thanks to advancements across the board, including in the visual display system, which makes holograms even more vibrant and realistic. Featuring an improved display system that more than doubles the field of view over its predecessor while maintaining 47 pixels per degree of sight and a new time-of-flight depth sensor, which when combined with built-in AI and semantic understanding, enables direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual gestures you use to interact with physical objects in the real world. Eye-tracking sensors make interacting with holograms even more natural. Read more for a hands-on video, additional pictures and information.
Comfort is enhanced via a more balanced center of gravity, the use of carbon-fiber material and a new mechanism for donning the device without readjusting. A new dial-in fit system makes it comfortable to wear for hours, while allowing users to keep their glasses on because HoloLens 2 adapts to you by sliding right over them. When the mixed reality sessions is over, simply flip the visor up and switch tasks in seconds.
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HoloLens 2 launches later this year, priced at $3,500 – bundles with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist start at $125/month. HoloLens 2 will be initially available in the United States, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand. Interested parties can start pre-ordering HoloLens 2 starting today.