Hololens is one of the things I'm most excited about. VR is cool and all, great for gaming (eventually), but AR has incredible possibility. I work in 3d modeling and design work, along with manufacturing. Being able to visualize products in-world instead of just on a solidworks screen would help immensely.
To me Hololens is simply a proof of concept. The technology exists. Scale and processing power are the new things to focus on. Integration into prescription glasses would be incredible. MS doesn't need to sell a million of these units. They need to sell enough to convince the public that AR is a useful technology.
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2017When will chinese produce a cheaper HoloLens version?After the Hololens itself becomes commercially available. The tech is too expensive at the moment. Its not as simple as VR by putting lenses in a box.
Shaun Moroz, 28 Jan 2017To all the ''smart people'' who comment here, the HoloLens is an AR (augmented reality) device... moreYou don't get it. Google pays a bunch of MS/Apple haters to continuosly post bull s* on forums like this one. Google paid trolls. Sad but true. The ones that troll against MS/Apple and aren't getting paid are just...rrrrrr... how to say....sad people. :)
To all the ''smart people'' who comment here, the HoloLens is an AR (augmented reality) device, not a VR (virtual reality) device, and it's currently kicking ass. Get your facts right.
Hololens cannot be considered as Virtual Reality. It is of different kind. Microsoft call it as MIXED REALITY because you can interact with the elements in the virtual landscape.
Hololens has a great potential in the future! I hope that in 2 or 3 years time, the price will become lower.
RejZoR, 27 Jan 2017Yay, more of gimmicky VR garbage. All the hype around it and then its stacked there in the cor... moreI'm pretty sure I read augmented reality in the article. Do you even know how to read?
RejZoR, 27 Jan 2017Yay, more of gimmicky VR garbage. All the hype around it and then its stacked there in the cor... moreEveryone here is so painfully ignorant it's astounding. The comments section needs to be axed altogether.
it's pretty much going like all MS products - NOT GOING. like W10 adaptation (only that has a twist - no opt-out!). MS should really get it's shit together...
RejZoR, 27 Jan 2017Yay, more of gimmicky VR garbage. All the hype around it and then its stacked there in the cor... moreIt's not VR. You might want to learn about a product before sounding off on it.
Yay, more of gimmicky VR garbage. All the hype around it and then its stacked there in the corner, collecting dust.