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Basic specs Price: $ 3,5002 992 €2,676 £395,556 ¥
Metascore
Model HoloLens 2
Manufacturer Microsoft
Category Mixed reality
Resolution 2048 × 1080 px (per eye)
Field of view (FOV) 52°
Release date 2019
Country United States

Microsoft HoloLens 2 review

The Microsoft HoloLens 2 is a wireless mixed reality HMD (head-mounted display) made by Microsoft, a well-known multinational technology company based in the US. This is the 2nd generation device to the Microsoft HoloLens from 2016.

The HoloLens 2 is designed to work with Microsoft’s latest generation of the Kinect sensor and runs on a custom version of Windows 10.

HoloLens 1 vs. HoloLens 2

Some of the main improvements with the HoloLens 2 MR headset include:

  • Processing power: with its Snapdragon 850 Compute Platform, the HoloLens 2 is more powerful than its predecessor.
  • FOV: at 52°, the HoloLens 2’s field of view is larger, offering a more immersive MR experience for the user. The original HoloLens only has an FOV of 30°.
  • Battery life: the HoloLens 2 features a 3-hour battery life, while the HoloLens 1 has a 2.5-hour battery life.
  • Design and fit: according to Microsoft, the HoloLens 2 offers a lighter and more ergonomic fit than the original HoloLens. The HMD also now features a flip-up visor which allows users to enter/exit mixed reality more quickly.

HoloLens 2 main features

  • Ease of use: users may easily control the MR smartglasses thanks to gesturing and gaze tracking as well as voice support. The headset is able to accurately map and interact with the users’ environment thanks to various sensors and depth cameras.
  • Holographic lenses: the head-mounted display features two transparent lenses (or “waveguides”) with automatic IPD calibration.
  • Hand tracking: thus allows for better immersion in MR for the user with even fingers being tracked.
  • Camera: the HoloLens 2 features an 8 MP camera that is able to record video in 1080p.

Microsoft HoloLens 2 price

The Microsoft HoloLens 2 wireless MR headset is available for $3,500.

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HoloLens 2 Microsoft

General

Model HoloLens 2
Manufacturer Microsoft
Metascore
Price $ 3,5002 992 €2,676 £395,556 ¥
Release date 2019
Country United States
Status Coming soon
Category Mixed reality

Display

Display type
Resolution 2048 × 1080 px (per eye)
Refresh rate
Field of view (FOV) 52°

VR/AR Experience

Room scale Yes
360° tracking Yes
Positional tracking Yes
Built-in front camera Yes
Eye tracking Yes
Hand tracking Yes

Features

Usable with glasses Yes
Cooling system
Built-in headphones Yes
Built-in microphone Yes
Flip-up visor Yes
Voice command Yes

Compatibility

Min CPU (Processor)
Min GPU (Graphic Processor)
Min RAM (Memory)
OS

Hardware

Weight
Dimensions
Battery life 3 h
IPD adjustment Yes
Lens-to-eye adjustment Yes

Connectivity

USB Yes
Micro USB
DisplayPort
mini DisplayPort
HDMI
Micro SD Card
Bluetooth Yes
Wifi Yes
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