Microsoft just released six minutes worth of new footage of its funky futuristic HoloLens holographic goggles in action, and boy, is it something else.
(A note before you watch: This is actually “b-roll,” meaning that it’s intended to be spliced into a news broadcast while people talk over it. So don’t adjust your speakers — it’s supposed to be silent.)
Check it out:
There are a few things to note here.
First, it presents some good examples of how you might use HoloLens right alongside a PC, rather than instead of one. Doing some design work is easier with a mouse and keyboard, after all.
Second, this is a great demonstration of the viewing area on a real-life Microsoft HoloLens, per my own experiences. Note how the hologram cuts off at the edges, here. That’s more-or-less in line with the demo unit I tried.
Just keep those two things in mind when you’re watching this video. It’s a great representation of what it can do, but it’s going to be a while before it’s quite ready to replace your entire entertainment center and PC setup.
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