Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 is a hybrid reality headset that was released in February 2019, three years after the first-generation model was launched. When it was released last year, the product was sold only to companies and businesses. Now, the product is finally on the shelves of the Microsoft Store for interested friends to buy.
The headset, which costs $3,500 ($27,388 at the Bank of China), is definitely not cheap, and Microsoft has designed it for professionals in the manufacturing, retail and healthcare industries.
The HoloLens 2 features Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 850 processor and a second-generation custom holographic processing unit. It contains 4GB of RAM and 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage. It also supports Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 5 and USB C ports.
The HoloLens 2 features 6DoF tracking, spatial mapping and mixed reality catch, and also supports real-time eye tracking (two infrared cameras), voice commands, and Windows Hello. Microsoft has designed it to fit with short-sighted glasses, so users can use HoloLens without having to take them off. Use for 2-3 hours on a single charge and supports USB-PD fast charging.