Sure, it still costs more than what a small car would cost. But the HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset is now finally available for purchase from the Microsoft Store.
And that means anyone can now get their hands on this luxury piece of equipment directly.
Well, as long as they have some $3,500 to spare.
HoloLens 2 was first announced in February 2019, though it wasn’t until later that year, in November after the Ignite conference, that it started shipping. Even then, you had to go through a certain process to get your hands on it, as Microsoft was focused on enterprise use cases of the device.
This move still doesn’t change that target audience, nor the price. A more affordable consumer model of the HoloLens 2 this is not.
Still, you will get a box that packs in the headset itself, with a couple of accessories like a carrying case, overhead strap, a microfiber cloth, charge, along with a USB-C cable. Pretty much all you need to start creating experiences for the platform if you are a developer.
Redmond has been targeting developers and enterprise customers since launch of its second-generation holographic headset. This means that years on, HoloLens still lacks the apps and games that could make it appeal to everyone.
Not to mention the fact that, the HoloLens 2 still does not have real competition on the market, although that could change soon as Apple is supposed to be working on its own device that is expected to be announced at is annual developer conference later this month, and launch next year.
Until that happens, though, you can find HoloLens n the Microsoft Store here.
The company promises delivery in two to three days.