There is currently only one place where you can buy a HoloLens kit from: Microsoft’s Store. Before you hit the buy button, it is worth mentioning that you’ll be getting either the HoloLens 2 (device only) or the HoloLens Development Edition.
As its name suggests, the Microsoft HoloLens2 Development Edition is for developers only. To make things clear, if you’re not a developer, this doesn’t mean that you can’t buy it. Anyone is free to purchase a HoloLens 2 developer device.
Where can I buy the HoloLens 2 headset from?
Microsoft HoloLens 2 offer includes the headset that you can use to immerse yourself in the realm of mixed reality. You can use it either with off-the-shelf apps or build custom solutions using Microsoft Azure services.
Additionally to the HoloLens 2, the Dev Kit offer also includes a Unity Pro & PiXYZ Plugin trial (3 months) and $500 credit for Azure, including mixed reality services.
Keep in mind that sales are final and non-refundable, meaning that you can’t go back once you agree to pay. Also, the product comes with a one-year warranty and is not intended for use by children under 13.
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What users say about HoloLens
Unsurprisingly, 99.9% of HoloLens users confirm that this device is a beast and it does what it promises. HoloLens generates jaw-dropping holograms and it works exactly as shown in Microsoft’s videos.
After wearing the HoloLens I feel like I know what the future is going to look this. To say the least I was impressed with the entire package the HoloLens provides and am very excited about augmented reality hardware that is about to be released to the public.
The HoloLens2 is not a cheap device, that’s for sure. Indeed, there are other VR headsets that are much cheaper than Microsoft’s creation.
Tech giants such as HP, Lenovo, Acer, Asus and Dell are already shipping VR headsets to Microsoft’s Store. These devices are compatible with the latest Windows 10 updates.
However, you still can’t buy anything quite like HoloLens.
FAQ: Learn more about HoloLens:
- What can the HoloLens do?
HoloLens is Microsoft’s headset, resembling a pair of smartglasses, that can be used to access an augmented (or mixed) reality.
- How much does HoloLens cost?
Currently, the device sells for $3500 in Microsoft Store.
- What is the best VR headset for 2020?
Depending on what you want to use it for. We’ve got a few VR headset recommendations for gamers, for example.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in August 2017 and was revamped and updated in December 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.