#UK #HoloLens – Microsoft HoloLens finally comes to the UK : Almost two years since its big reveal, Microsoft’s HoloLens is finally available to pre-order in the UK – but only to businesses and developers.
HoloLens was unveiled in December 2014 and launched in the US and Canada last year. It is now available for pre-orderin France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom – with devices shipping in late November.
In addition to these four European markets, HoloLens is also available for pre-order in Australia and New Zealand from today. The developer version of the device costs £2,719 in the UK and $3,000 in the US. The commercial suite is available for £4,529.
“Since the launch of HoloLens we have seen really passionate developers and world-class companies develop groundbreaking computing experiences, experiences only possible on HoloLens,” said Alex Kipman, technical fellow, Microsoft Windows and Devices Group.
“When we set out to pioneer the mixed reality category we knew that many of the best innovations would be discovered when others got their hands on the technology. It has been quite inspiring to see what our partners have built and what individual developers have created.
“Together, we have only scratched the surface for what mixed reality can do. I can’t wait to see what happens next as we welcome these new countries to our holographic landscape.”
HoloLens consists of a visor and goggles, a band which secures the device to the wearer’s head, and a CPU, GPU and a proprietary holographic processing unit (HPU). These, coupled with sensors inside – such as an accelerometer and gyroscope – and cameras on either side of the eye create multi-dimensional images that can only be seen by the wearer.