Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset is now available in Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Previously, headset was only available in the US and Canada.

Microsoft launched both Hololens Development Edition as well as Commercial Suite for sale in these new markets. The announcement came in the form of an email that the Redmond, Washington-based company sent out to customers today. Apart from that, the device is currently up for pre-order in Japan, with shipments scheduled for next month.

Price list according to country:

Microsoft StoreDeveloper EditionCommercial Edition
Microsoft Store United Kingdom £2,719 £4,529
Microsoft Store Australia AU$4369 AU$7269
Microsoft Store France €3299 €5489
Microsoft Store Germany €3299  €5489
Microsoft Store New Zealand NZ$4699 NZ$7829
Microsoft Store Ireland €3299 €5489
Microsoft Store USUSD 3,000USD 5,000
Microsoft Store CanadaCAD $4,000CAD $6,669

Hardware details

Optics

  • See-through holographic lenses (waveguides)
  • 2 HD 16:9 light engines
  • Automatic pupillary distance calibration
  • Holographic Resolution: 2.3M total light points
  • Holographic Density: >2.5k radiants (light points per radian)

Sensors

  • 1 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • 4 environment understanding cameras
  • 1 depth camera
  • 1 2MP photo / HD video camera
  • Mixed reality capture
  • 4 microphones
  • 1 ambient light sensor

Human understanding

  • Spatial sound
  • Gaze tracking
  • Gesture input
  • Voice support

Input / Output / Connectivity

  • Built-in speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm jack
  • Volume up/down
  • Brightness up/down
  • Power button
  • Battery status LEDs
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 4.1 LE

Power

  • Battery life:
    • 2-3 hours of active use
    • Up to 2 weeks of standby time
    • Fully functional when charging
  • Passively cooled (no fans)

Processors

  • Intel 32 bit architecture
  • Custom-built Microsoft Holographic processing unit (HPU 1.0)

Weight

  • 1.28 lbs (579g)

Memory

  • 64GB Flash
  • 2GB RAM

OS and apps

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Store

What you need to develop

  • Windows 10 PC able to run Visual Studio 2015 and Unity 5.4
  • 2GB RAM

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