Microsoft HoloLens: A Genuine Combination of Features & Fun in Virtual Reality.
Amidst all the excitement around virtual reality experiences shared by Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, the HoloLens lost its appropriate share of appreciation. The gadget is a genius combination of connectivity, versatility and entertainment. Microsoft, really knows how to get the basic things right, at times.
When talking about electronic gadgets, especially with the virtual reality headset, a headset that allows you to experience a 3D world of fantasy around you so much so that you can actually feel inside it, not merely watch it from a distance anymore. Virtual reality bridges the gap between watching TV while sitting on a couch and actually being in the scene, virtually, of course. It means that these scenes of virtual reality have to be created specially to allow you to share it, experience it and enjoy it.
Microsoft HoloLens answers the basic questions such as how well the device connects with others gadgets, how long does the battery last and finally, how immersive will the experience be? It turns out that HoloLens is a beast in these features as it can talk to practically any device with Bluetooth and WiFi functionality, which is simply incredible. It is very useful to have a broad set of connectivity options. Secondly, the headset does not only work alone, but also helps you share your experiences together with other HoloLenses. This is another mighty feature that should be instrumental in selling it to customers. The device should be out for grabs in early 2016, which means that there is a little time left to keep guessing and actually getting to unveil the mystery around its powerful set of offerings.
Furthermore, it is not just limited to playing Luckys Tales, a truly immersive 3D game built specially for VR headsets, but also run Windows 10 just like a smartphone. You can run any universal Windows 10 apps on this device and share it over the internet with any of your friends or strangers to enjoy a group hunt once in a while. Thus, the ability to run apps and provide easy sharing is a key feature too. The current understanding is that it offers around 5.5 hours of decent usage while pushing it harder will get you 2.5 hours at max.
The basic home version can only confirm about the baseline set by Microsoft, after which it will just get better.