Microsoft has shared more details about its upcoming HoloLens device, saying it packs a 5 ½ -hour battery and capable of being connected to other devices via W-Fi and Bluetooth.
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According to Bruce Harris, a Microsoft executive, the product will begin to ship to developers this quarter and when it will become available to retail stores and consumers everywhere is not so clear. He added that the HoloLens is completely wireless and won’t have any wired options, enabling it to connect to other devices that run on Windows 10.
Based on individual use, the product’s batter life can extend to 5 ½ hours but this can reduce to 2 ½ hours under heavy use. Consumers may not need to worry much about the battery life since they won’t wear the HoloLens all day long, and the device will continue to undergo improvements as months crawl by.
Harris revealed that the product’s field of view can be likened to a 15-inch monitor placed nearly 2 feet away from you – to conserve battery life and out of price considerations among other specifications. The company executive disclosed that the field of view might expand in the near future once the company sees that this makes economic sense.
Unlike the Surface Hub, the HoloLens is not manufactured within the US.
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When connected with other devices or other users, two or more persons can view the same things at the same time regardless of their locations since they will be connected via the internet. It must however be pointed out that depends of available bandwidth.