Xbox HoloLens 2

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Microsoft has unveiled the HoloLens 2, an updated mixed-reality device that starts at $3,500 and will support Unreal Engine 4.

Announced by Microsoft at MWC Barcelona, HoloLens 2 focuses on three key areas: immersion, comfort and an execrated time-to-value ratio.

To improve upon HoloLens’ immersion, Microsoft purportedly doubled HoloLens' field of view while maintaining a holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of sight. It features a new display system that achieves this at low power, and includes a new time-of-flight depth sensor for direct manipulation of holograms. On top of this, HoloLens 2 features eye-tracking sensors and iris recognition for security.

The device’s comfort has reportedly been improved by featuring a more balanced center of gravity, utilizing a light carbon-fiber material and a new mechanism that allows users to equip the device without having to readjust it. Vapor chamber technology helps to improve the device’s thermal management while the dial-in fit system makes it more comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, even for users wearing glasses.

Lastly, Microsoft focused on “time-to-value” enhancements, aiming to make the device as economically viable to purchasers as quickly as possible. This is done by Microsoft featuring applications like Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Layout and Guides. These applications, in conjunction with Microsoft’s Azure cloud services, intend to make the admittedly costly device more approachable in various professional fields.

Though this seems like a great thing, many Microsoft employees are protesting the use of this with the USA army.
 

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$3500 is an expensive price. I feel Halolens 2 will be mostly used by gaming arcades where the arcade can charge $5 and more to play a Halolens game at an arcade.
 

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I would rather buy/build a new Combat Flight Sim PC with that price Tag.
 

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I feel some of the more popular video streamers on Twitch and YouTube may buy a Hololens 2, so people will watch their stream. Big tech YouTubers like UnboxTherapy may buy the Hololens 2. Big YouTubers probably make thousands of dollars from ads per video upload.

Schools may use the Hololens to teach people how to make apps and games for Hololens.
 
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