Microsoft prefers ‘mixed reality’ to augmented reality for its HoloLens headset as it launched in six new countries, including the UK.
The headset is packed with sensors and delivers to users a view of the real world overlaid with virtual objects in the form of hologram-like graphics. In the US, where it has been available since March, applications for the headset have been developed by a range of commercial partners, including Nasa and Audi.
HoloLens is going on sale only to developers and companies, at a price of over £2,700 (€2,988). Microsoft believes there will be consumer applications in the longer run, but for now is concentrating on what the mixed reality experience could do inside businesses.