Microsoft™ has released the dev kit for the HoloLens™ and 2 current hardware manufacturers have allowed you to start placing orders for their peripherals.

The peripherals are as follows.


Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition
299.00

Specifications:

  • Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440
  • 2.89” diagonal display size (x2)
  • Front hinged display
  • 95 degrees horizontal field of view
  • Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
  • Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
  • Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
  • Inside-out tracking
  • 4.00m cable

HP Windows Mixed Reality Headset Developer Edition
$329.0

Specifications:

Two high-resolution liquid crystal displays at 1440 x 1440

  • 2.89” diagonal display size (x2)
  • Front hinged display
  • Double padded headband and easy adjustment knob for all day comfort
  • 95 degrees horizontal field of view
  • Display refresh rate up to 90 Hz (native)
  • Built-in audio out and microphone support through 3.5mm jack
  • Single cable with HDMI 2.0 (display) and USB 3.0 (data) for connectivity
  • 4.00m/0.60m removable cable
  • Inside-out tracking

Then you have the MSFT self contained HoloLens dev kit itself.

Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition
$3,000.00

Which comes with the following specs.

Tech specs

Optics See-through holographic lenses (waveguides)

2 HD 16:9 light engines

Automatic pupillary distance calibration

Holographic Resolution: 2.3M total light points

Holographic Density: >2.5k radiants (light points per radian)

Sensors 1 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

4 environment understanding cameras

1 depth camera

1 2MP photo / HD video camera

Mixed reality capture

4 microphones

1 ambient light sensor

Human understanding Spatial sound

Gaze tracking

Gesture input

Voice support

Input / Output / Connectivity Built-in speakers

Audio 3.5mm jack

Volume up/down

Brightness up/down

Power button

Battery status LEDs

Wi-Fi 802.11ac

Micro USB 2.0

Bluetooth 4.1 LE

Power Battery life:
• 2-3 hours of active use
• Up to 2 weeks of standby time
• Fully functional when charging
Passively cooled (no fans)
Processors Intel 32 bit architecture

Custom-built Microsoft Holographic processing unit (HPU 1.0)

Weight 1.28 lbs (579g)
Memory 64GB Flash

2GB RAM

OS and apps Windows 10

Windows Store

 

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