On March 30th, Microsoft started shipping out their HoloLens development kits to qualified developers in the United States and Canada who preordered them last month. With these kits, developers can create and deploy Microsoft’s incredibly realistic holograms. It’s a really cool concept if you can afford to dish out the $3,000 for one.
Included in the kit is the uber cool Galaxy Explorer Project, an app that showcases HoloLens features by visualizing planetary bodies. Seriously, who can say no to space?
Announced as the first fully untethered holographic computer, the Hololens will allow users to interact with high-definition holograms projected onto the real world through a series of user gestures, voice, and glances.
HoloLens still has some ways to go before a full commercial release, but Microsoft is making sure that it reaches the right developers, including universities and even NASA to ensure that this becomes a reality in the very near future for all consumers.