Microsoft has finally launched its holographic head-mounted computer HoloLens in Singapore, more than two years after it was first shipped to customers in the US.
The first fully self-contained holographic computer running on Windows 10 is now available in 41 countries, including Singapore, starting Thursday (Apr 12).
But of course, the headset does not come cheap.
Singapore consumers can choose from two configurations – Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition (S$4,388) and Commercial Suite ( S$7,288).
As a “mixed-reality” device, the HoloLens can interact with digital content and holograms seen through the headset. This creates a “blended environment” where digital content can be visualized in the real world.
until now, have never been possible. Mixed reality experiences will help businesses and their employees to complete crucial tasks faster, safer, more efficiently, and create new ways to connect to customers and partners,” said Veronica Chiu, windows and devices business group lead at Microsoft Singapore.
For example, Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority implemented the use of HoloLens during its Lab on Wheels programme for schools and communities in March.
The programme’s Immersive Media themed bus sought to educate students and the community on how immersive media technologies can impact the way people learn, work, live and play.
SINGAPORE – Local developers looking to explore the potential of mixed reality – blending the physical world with digital realms – can now purchase the Microsoft HoloLens.
The mixed reality headset is available from the Microsoft Store in two configurations – the Developer Edition ($4,388) and the Commercial Suite ($7,288). The latter includes extra features, such as Kiosk Mode for demo purposes and operating system updates for the devices.
The Microsoft HoloLens is a visor-like, untethered headset that generates holograms within a rectangular field of view in front of the user. These holograms are visible only to the user and other collaborative users within the same mixed reality app.
Microsoft makes HoloLens – finally available in Singapore