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At its January 21 event, Microsoft revealed a new augmented reality headset along with some demo videos and development prototypes. HoloLens is a 3D head-up display headset that allows 3D objects to be projected into the wearer’s location.


  • The technology needs to catch up with the vision, but, if it ever gets released, HoloLens could transform how we all interact with computing and entertainment.

Features and Benefits

  • A first look at Microsoft's HoloLens prototype
  • An assessment of HoloLens' potential
  • An evaluation of both Microsoft and Google in the augmented reality space

Key questions answered

  • Can HoloLens deliver on its AR potential?
  • Where is HoloLens' position in AR and VR ecosystems?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • HoloLens – augmented reality done right?
  • Will HoloLens fly?
  • HoloLens is intriguing but do not rush into investment just yet


  • Further reading
  • Author

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