There are no active ads.

Advertisement

Microsoft HoloLens features and design detailed in new video

by Jacob Kleinman | April 30, 2015April 30, 2015 12:40 pm PDT

Microsoft gave us another look at the HoloLens during its BUILD conference keynote on Wednesday. Now you can watch the latest teaser for the upcoming augmented reality headset for yourself in the video above.

The short video mostly focuses on how HoloLens can improve the manufacturing and design industries, something the company discussed in detail on Thursday. For architects or anyone else who has to create 3D objects, the ability to see them floating right in front of you could be very useful. We also get a close look at all the sensors packed into the device.

The presentation on Thursday also included a live demo, revealing a few new HoloLens features. For example, you can tell a floating display to follow you around the house and quickly resize it to fit any wall like you would a window on your computer. Microsoft also showed off an augmented reality enhanced robot, which could make it easy to control robotic helpers in factories and other settings.

There’s a lot to get excited about when it comes to the HoloLens, though we still don’t know how much it will cost or when you’ll actually be able to buy one. It looks like Microsoft may focus on industrial customers first before offering the device to regular people, though the company is pitching it as a consumer product as well.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement