Virtual Augmented Reality

Very excited to get our hands on a Microsoft Hololens for the office through a few back channels in Microsoft before its public release.  After playing around with various VR headsets, the Hololens really is in a different league.  Unlike the Oculus which requires a high spec PC to run (we have 3 Oculus headsets lying around the office but not machine to run them), the Hololens pretty much worked out of the box.

As Microsoft puts it:

“Our vision for holographic computing is to transform the world with holograms – seamlessly connecting the digital world with real life. With the ability to design and shape holograms, you will have a new medium to express your creativity, a more efficient way to teach and learn, and a more effective way to visualize your work and share ideas. This means your digital content and creations will be more relevant when they come to life in your world.”

I’m demoing the kit to the office this afternoon and will try and upload some videos on our ‘hands 0n’ experience with the Hololens.