Microsoft HoloLens will connect via wireless and the battery will last more than 5 hours

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There are many companies that are currently investing in virtual reality. However, Microsoft is investing in ints HoloLens, an augmented reality headset that will be used by both companies and ordinary people.

Bruce Harris, Microsoft’s Technical Evangelist, has talked about the HoloLens and how it will work once it will be released. According to Harris, the upcoming HoloLens headset will be completely independent of wires and it seems that there might not be a wired model of this device at all. The HoloLens device will be able to connect to any device that is also “communicating” wirelessly, via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

There will be a lot of things that you will be able to do with HoloLens. First of all, you will be able to run Windows 10 Applications out of the box, directly on the headset. At the same time, you will be able to see what someone else sees in real time, but that will depend on the internet speed.

Harris also confirmed that the battery will be able to keep the device alive for 5 and half hours on a basic usage. However, when you will use it with applications that drain more power, you will notice that the battery will not last so much, as Harris said that it will hold the device for only 2 and half hours.

While using the HoloLens, it will appear that you actually have a 15-inch screen at a distance of two feet from your face. This might be too small for some experienced users, but it was necessary to make compromises in order to be sure that the battery is able to hold the device alive for more than two hours.

It seems that once a new HoloLens device will be released, the field of view will be bigger, but nobody knows when that will happen. With other words, if you were planning to purchase this device, you should get it once it hits the stores, as the version 2.0 of it is still far away from getting released.

The developer version of HoloLens will cost 3000 dollars and it’s not sure yet how much the public version will cost.

Sources: SlashGear & PCWorld