HoloLens 2 gets down to business with a wider FoV

Priced at $3500

Almost three years ago, Microsoft released its first HoloLens and now the company is ready with the second version. As with the original, the second-gen model is not really aimed at consumers. Compared to the first model, there is a wider field of view alongside other improvements.

Lately have been released several mixed reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. HoloLens 2 isn't aiming to be the best VR headset but an improved version of the first model. Microsoft said it more than doubled the field of view in HoloLens, still maintaining the holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of sight. According to Wired, this means that HoloLens 2 has the equivalent of two 2K displays, one for each eye. The first model had the equivalent of two 720p displays.

HoloLens 2 also sports a new display system with a new time-of-flight sensor, and it's designed to be more comfortable than the previous version. The expanded field of view is the potential game changer but according to The Verge, it isn't enough yet cause when you are turning your head the holograms might disappear.

HoloLens 2 enables direct manipulation of holograms with the same instinctual interactions you’d use with physical objects in the real world. In addition to the improvements in the display engine and direct manipulation of holograms, HoloLens 2 contains eye-tracking sensors that make interacting with holograms even more natural. You can log in with Windows Hello enterprise-grade authentication through iris recognition, making it easy for multiple people to quickly and securely share the device,

At the moment HoloLens 2 aren't compatible for games, however Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney announced that Unreal Engine 4 support will be coming to the headset.

Source: Microsoft

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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