The new HoloLens will set you back $3500, so the chances are slim you will convince your boss to buy one, and as it is an AR device to help with work you are not likely to pick one up for your home. That does not make it any less interesting, using the headset a reporter from The Inquirer was able to be assisted through safely replacing a worn belt of a mock landing gear part which is apparently no small feat for the untrained. It isn't suggested you use it to Skype your surgeon to assist in performing random appendectomies but perhaps your surgeon could be helped by a specialist from a far off location.
Check out the new carbon fibre design and initial thoughts, as you probably won't get hands on this anytime soon.
"Packing a head-mounted display with all the processing power needed in the headset and the ability to mess with holograms superimposed over the real-world was undeniably a little taste of future tech sci-fi promised."
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