Microsoft’s new augmented reality headset to go on sale in September
Microsoft’s new augmented reality headset HoloLens 2 will go on sale in September, Reuters reported on Thursday, August 29.
Per Reuters, the company’s executive vice president Harry Shum announced that HoloLens2 would soon be launched during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference that is currently taking place in Shanghai.
According to The Verge, it was not immediately clear whether Microsoft will release the headset for sale in the following months or just send the samples to the developers and businesses.
Following the announcement, Microsoft stock gained 1% at the pre-market, with shares trading around $137.
In February 2019, Microsoft first revealed its headset during the Mobile World Congress. The company also launched preorders for companies that could purchase HoloLens 2 for $3,500. Later the company presented a developer edition of its headset.
HoloLens 2 is an augmented reality headset with a new Azure Kinect sensor and an expanded field of view. The device is able to track eye movements and has an improved gesture tracking that allows customers to interact with objects more easily.