The self-contained holographic computer according to Microsoft is an augmented reality headset that replaces the real world with another fantastic one creating a mixed reality. Hololens Development Edition is a visor and distinguishes itself from headsets of virtual reality by being fully self-contained.
It has no headphones to cover the ears but it has Hololens downward firing audio speakers that shower your ears with clear 3D sound. You will hear both the real world around you and sound from the audio speakers. HoloLens Development Edition doesn’t require a smartphone to run or connection to a computer. You can know about Showbox app, which is a far famed app for watching films.
It is a full blown with 32 bit Windows 10 PC, 2GB of RAM and 64GB flash storage. Unlike the Oculus Rifts and HTC Vives, Hololens is for developers and businesses only. It is designed for fun and engaging ways by showing mixed reality. HoloLens Development Edition is the most comfortable HoloLens headset weighing 579 grams,has a smooth matte black finish, curves and sunglass-like visor.
The headset comprises of two rings. The outer ring is not completely closed and houses the visor and the key technology such as sensors, CPU, speakers, camera and lenses. This outer ring has two buttons on each side, one set for screen brightness and the other for volume and also has a power button on one side between the two sides of the open ring.
The second inner ring is an adjustable brace for your noggin. It can rotate to a 45-degree angle offset from the visor with a dial on the back to loosen or tighten it. You may also use a strap to add to the inner ring if you need it.
HoloLens tracks your head, voice and eye movement. So you need to learn how to control it by either, voice, gestures and gaze. Most important is a gesture as a control mode. Five key gesture controls exist and include: pinching, pushing, air touch, flourish move and pulling.
For an active 3D effect, the system guides you through unique measurement process whereby it requests you to close one eye and position a finger within an image floating in front of you hold still. You will repeat several times for the Hololens to calibrate for your eyes. The price of HoloLens is $ 3000.