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Microsoft launches HoloLens 2 worldwide. View the device worth $ 3,500 (updated) in detail. «HoloLens :: Next Reality



The long wait is over – the world's best augmented reality device is finally available.

Update No. 2, Friday, 12:45 pm. ET : Yesterday's announcement of Microsoft HoloLens 2 was welcome news for many, but some zealous developers were puzzled over the actual availability of the device. In the last 24 hours I managed to find some sources to clarify some things. Conclusion: Yes, the HoloLens 2 is indeed "available" to all newcomers. In fact, receiving requires some patience.

Microsoft prioritizes its existing partners and large companies (who did not have to attend the pre) as the device's first recipients. So, when you hear that HoloLens 2 was "delivered" yesterday, it's primarily about the device that ships to existing partners and companies that have relationships with Microsoft who get their devices first. However, yesterday's announcement also means that Microsoft will ship the device to individual buyers as soon as possible.

As you might suspect, this prioritization layer approach may lead to delays in processing the orders of individual developers and smaller companies that visit the Microsoft website to order the device.

As we are talking about the website process, there is some confusion about it. Here are some details on how it works. There is no Buy button on the Microsoft website. Instead, you must sign up to register your interest in purchasing the device. You will then receive a call from a sales representative to receive your billing information. However, the timing at which people receive their sales call varies widely.

However, if you pre-ordered your HoloLens 2 months ago, you can probably expect to receive a call from someone who just signed in yesterday. According to one source, the demand for the device is very high. Depending on how quickly Microsoft can send orders to partners and customers, you may have to wait between weeks and months for individual buyers.

"Due to overwhelming demand, we know that we can not serve everyone on the first day," a Microsoft spokesman told Next Reality. "So, what we started with, starting from the people who expressed interest [we̵

7;ve]we began systematically processing those orders and passing them on to customers, and customers will start getting equipment in their hands, we. " We are very happy about it.

Update No. 1, Thursday: While Microsoft PR Next Reality unequivocally announced that the general availability of HoloLens 2 would start today, it seems that this was a miscommunication since Microsoft Sales pre-orders now Although HoloLens 2 is now officially delivered, they still work through their "significant" backlog of pre-order concerns before opening to general availability, so if you pre-order by filling in the form on the HoloLens 2 buy page, you will always need to Waiting for Microsoft to contact you to place your order as soon as it's ready to be shipped in. We've asked Microsoft for an estimated pre-order timeline and are waiting for an answer Read on below for our original coverage of today's launch including some hands-on work with one Production of HoloLens 2.

On Thursday, Microsoft launched the next phase of its journey to immersive computing by officially opening the sale of HoloLens to the general public. 2.

For those who want to purchase the device alone, without additional Services or software, the cost is $ 3,500 per device, with no limit to the number of devices you can purchase.

If you mind If you're leading a large company or startup team and want to equip your crew with the equipment, you can opt for the HoloLens 2 package with Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, which costs $ 125 per user per month ,

The HoloLens 2. image by Adario Strange / Next Reality

If you are a single developer She's probably interested in the HoloLens 2 Development Edition package with a $ 500 credit for Azure and a three-month free trial of Unity Pro and the PiXYZ plug-in (read more here).

The HoloLens 2. image by Adario Strange / Next Reality

All three packages come with a device warranty. However, the Development Edition package does not offer a license for commercial usage rights (Note: There is the option to upgrade after purchase.)

Although there has been a pre-order option for many years, genuine HoloLens believers can place their orders Give Early Today and in the Following Months The true test of the viability of HoloLens 2 in the enterprise market.

One Exploded view of the internal components of HoloLens 2. image about Microsoft

Based on my experience with HoloLens 2, I suspect that we will see the device almost everywhere in the division – it's just so good Device tested with Bentley's Synchro XR software and an app from Trimble, both used in construction & design Architects have been developed.

These demonstrations were impressive, but only a few weeks ago I also had to use the HoloLens 2 to test the Dynamics 365 tool. With the help manual I was guided step by step through a mechanical repair process for an air compressor. The experience was seamless and impressive in terms of the value of HoloLens 2.

The combination of precise hand and finger tracking to grab, select and move objects naturally, along with razor sharpness and lack of visibility Latency convinced me that virtually anyone could be taught anything with this tool , Apart from training staff, HoloLens 2 and Guides should (ideally) appear in medical and technical schools in the near future.