Register for a HoloLens demo at your nearest Microsoft Store

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

Good news: Those who can’t afford to buy the HoloLens can experience a demo of the device at a Microsoft Store.

HoloLens is now available for sale to developers in the US and Canada. The device runs Windows Holographic and is powered by an Intel 32-bit processor clocked at 1GHz is backed by 2GB of RAM and has 64GB of flash memory.

It features a 120×120 degree angle of view, a 2.4MP photographic video camera, and uses Sound Spatial sound technology. It addition, it has a light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer, as well as a four-microphone array. It also supports gestural commands via its sensors and HPU. The most important part: A 2.3MP stereoscopic display with a 16:9 aspect ratio.

The unit is connected to an adjustable headband and is fitted on a user’s head with an adjustment wheel  located at the back of the headband. HoloLens doesn’t feel very heavy to wear, clocking in at approximately 580 grams.

If you don’t have $3000 to spend on the Development Edition, then try it out in select Microsoft retail stores until October 23 instead. These are the locations where the HoloLens will be available:

September 8-11: Bellevue, WA
September 15-18: Palo Alto, California and Mississauga, Ontario
September 22-25: Mission Viego, California and Calgary, Alberta
September 29-October 2: Dallas, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts
October 6-9: Houston, Texas and Tysons Corner, Virginia
October 13-16: Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia
October 20-23: Bloomington, Minnesota and Orlando, Florida

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