Hey guys, Today our discussion is based on Microsoft Hololens 2.
As you guys know, Microsoft launched the Hololens 2 in early May this year. It is one of the revolutionary product launched by Microsoft.
In this article, I will review the product on the basis of various segments which you will read later in this article.
We will go about discussing minor details regarding the product, its specifications, requirements, budget, and lots of other cool stuff.
Moreover, I will guide you regarding the upcoming MR projects by other tech giants.
Let’s start with the discussion.
Moreover, do check out the bonus video at the end of the article.
Microsoft Hololens 2 | Taking Mixed Reality to a new Level
Before deep diving in this article, you guys must have a basic knowledge of Mixed Reality.
If you guys want to learn about Mixed Reality, click here.
Microsoft’s Hololens’s venture is more than 4 years old. During this period we have seen a business shift from the consumer-friendly to an enterprise-friendly.
As you guys already know, Microsoft Hololens 2 is the successor to pioneering Microsoft Hololens.
It is basically a pair of smart glasses developed by Microsoft to enhance MR (Mixed Reality) technology.
Unlike its predecessor, Hololens 2 is more likely to be designed for enterprise use. as we all know, Hololens was built for consumer use.
But now Microsoft has shifted its focus towards the enterprise.
Let us now discuss it’s specifications in much detail.
Display and Design
Hololens 1 was a well designed MR product. but there were complaints regarding comforts and durability.
As a first generation product, it was obvious that Hololens 1 will require further improvements in the upcoming upgrades.
Hence, Hololens 2 nullified this complaint. It is lighter and compact. The design is way much better than Hololens 1.
It is lighter in weight when compared with Hololens 1. Credits go to its carbon build body.
It is comfortable to wear and gives a nice premium feeling. You can tighten or loosen the headset as per your comfort level.
Furthermore, it comes with padding which will avoid any kind of slip-off. So, you can feel secure while wearing the headset.
Moreover, slipping it off might cost you a great deal of money. So, better be cautious while carrying it.
If you guys have used VR headset you already how much heavy they are. On the contrary, Hololens is comfortable to wear. It doesn’t feel like a bundle of pressure on your head.
To get a clearer view, Microsoft has used a 2K MEMS display. It will provide you a better view which Hololens 1 failed to do.
You will be delighted to know that, the product comes with a transparent display. Hence, you can see the augmented objects over the real world elements.
Now, you guys might get disappointed when it comes to low lit areas. You might not be able to properly distinguish individual elements.
Moreover, you might struggle with the headset’s brightness under different lighting conditions. Now that’s a really big problem with it.
However, the product performed well under standard fluorescent lighting conditions.
It provides you with a 52-degree field of view which is way more greater than its predecessor. It just provided us with a 34-degree field of view.
Functionality and Working
Let us now discuss the specifications regarding functions it can handle on the go.
According to my experience, Hololens 2 has delighted me with its larger view display. I am sure you are going to love it too. You can see a lot more things, no matter what app you are using.
Moreover, it comes with Eye tracking software. It’ll just take 30 seconds of your precious time for a demo.
We spent quality time while reading a simple text. It just scrolled the article at correct speeds by employing eye-tracking technology.
The headset comes with a microphone. Now, guess what? You can interact with your apps using speech recognition software.
Moreover, the tech seems very impressive when it comes to hand tracking technology. The product will recognize the exact position of your fingers as well.
That means you can do your professional and hectic work with more ease within the interface itself.
But guys the problems might appear with the start menu. Yes, you heard it right. As most of you guys would know that Hololens 1 shows the start menu by just pinching the fingers.
But here in this product, you need to position your wrist accordingly, where it can come within the camera’s field of view.
This will show the windows logo on your wrist. Thereafter, you can click on the logo to make the Start Menu appear.
Seems pretty confusing. Right? But once you are used to it, it won’t irritate you at all.
However, most of the Tech Geeks sees it as an improvement over the previous model. I don’t feel the same.
What are your views on this? Do share with us.
Moreover, it works with the latest version of Windows 10. So, guys, if you haven’t updated it, do it ASAP.
Microsoft Hololens 2 Pricing
Now, guys, this is most important or I will say the most heartbreaking moment for some of you.
First of all, Hololens 2 is not a device used for all time leisure purpose. Seriously speaking. It is designed for more enterprise usage and less leisure usage.
Not all of us can’t afford the Hololens 2. It is more likely to be bought by Enterprise people rather than normal consumers.
Moreover, if you are already willing to purchase this amazing product at any cost, then don’t give a second chance. Just go for it.
so, guys, Hololens 2 will just cost you 3,500 USD. As you can see guys, it is pretty costly stuff which might pinch the pocket of many interested buyers.
However, there are many packages offered by Microsoft which you can see by just clicking here.
Hololens 2 seems to be a better and improved version of Hololens 1. Moreover, it looks like a Market leading product with an expensive price-tag.
The improvements are considered good at Commercial level. But for the average consumer, Naah, not a nice deal to go with.
I know most of you might be disappointed with the price tag but when you see the technical reasons behind it, it is clear.
It is too expensive to build a product just like it. But, however, the company is working to make a product affordable for an average user.
So guys if money is not an issue then can buy this product. But do remember, This is not a VR headset.
But if money is the issue, do wait for its future upgrades which might be affordable. Or, go with other alternatives in the market.
The video down below will provide with a better insight into the product.
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