Gather ye, software developers. Microsoft brings HoloLens AR for testing in NYC flagship store. But be quick to reserve your immersing experience as seats are limited and an open invitation reserved especially for you is bound to create huge waiting lists.
The augmented reality (AR) experience can be tested in Microsoft’s flagship store located on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. You know it; the same location as Apple’s flagship store. HoloLens started its tour with NYC and went on through 11 other U.S. cities before returning here for an indefinite amount of time. At least for now. Endline consumers will not benefit from the same opportunity that Microsoft is extending to software developers. According to Alex Kipman, Microsoft’s tech fellow:
“In New York, developers will get a taste of how HoloLens can enable new ways for people to communicate, create, work and play”.
HoloLens augmented reality headset has no competitor on the market. Mainly because the technology is unique and Facebook’s Oculus Rift for instance bears significant differences. Thus, as Microsoft brings HoloLens AR for testing in NYC flagship store, get ready to reserve your tryout session if you haven’t yet.
With the help of the headset one can access applications either in a conventional manner or in 3D AR. Sure, it comes at a cost for developers who need to pocket out about 3000 dollars for the developer’s kit. By comparison, Facebook’s Oculus Rift costs about 350 dollars. That should say something about the significant differences that make Microsoft HoloLens the leader of the market.
Such is the excitement surrounding HoloLens AR that Microsoft sealed a partnership with Autodesk last month and with Volvo. An augmented reality car-related experience is coming up soon. So check out the dev for yourself and be sure to reserve a spot quickly. Even if the flagship store is hosting the event indefinitely, waiting lists can be a drag. And there’s really no knowledge as to what indefinitely really means.
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