Microsoft’s Hololens the upcoming virtual headset or augmentation as some people are calling it has just got new details dropped revealing battery life, wireless functionality & more.
According to Petri during a event in Tel Aviv, Bruce Harris one of Microsoft Technical Evangelists, shared new details about highly anticipated upcoming Hololens. The VR device will start shipping to developers this quarter. Microsoft has not announced yet when the Hololens will become available to consumer or enterprise clients.
Bruce went on to say
“that any universal application that can currently run on Windows 10, will run natively, out of the box, on Hololens and the device is “totally wireless” and uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for communication. In fact, there will not be a wired option for this device”.
Battery life can fluctuate but it varies on your usage, can run up to 5.5 hours, pushing the device harder would get around 2.5 hours. Anything can connect to the device, as long as it supports Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Your field of view along the lines of a 15 inch screen roughly two feet away from your face. The reason for this size is because of cost and battery-life. Harris explains that as manufacturing improves, the company intends to expand the field of view once it makes sense from a pricing perspective.
One of the other cool advantages with a Hololens is to link devices together to share an experience with one or two more people. In this mode, two or more people can see an object at the same time. To accomplish this, devices do not have to be in the same room and can share the link over the Internet. This heavily depends on your internet speeds.
So what do you think? Are you excited we are getting ever so close to VR? Soon you will be able to change your room into a battle ground with robots breaking through your wall.
We here at Nerd Lowdown can not wait to get this device. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.