HoloLens battery only lasts 5.5 hours
During an event in Tel Aviv, Bruce Harris said that the HoloLens battery will only last for 5.5 hours. With high usage, the battery will only last for 2.5 hours. HoloLens differs from Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in that it projects holograms into the user’s actual environment. Using HoloLens is the equivalent of looking at a 15 inch monitor two feet away from your face. HoloLens will be able to connect to Bluetooth and WiFi. The developer’s kit, shipping within the next two months, will be priced at $3000, although no retail price has been confirmed.
HoloLens has many uses ranging from working with 3d projects, playing games like Minecraft, and using hologram versions of Skype. NASA has partnered up with Sidekick to develope the HoloLens for use with the Curiosity Rover. Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Windows and Devices Group said “Microsoft HoloLens is about transforming the ways you create, connect, and explore. Sidekick is a prime example of an application for which we envisioned HoloLens being used – unlocking new potential for astronauts and giving us all a new perspective on what is possible with holographic computing.”