Microsoft unveiled the HoloLens back in January last year. The company describes it as “the world’s first and still only, self-contained holographic computer.” It’s basically a headset that you wear to jump into the world of augmented reality. It started shipping the HoloLens in the United States and Canada earlier this year in March. Microsoft today announced that the HoloLens is also being released in several countries across Europe as well as in Australia and New Zealand.

HoloLens is available for pre-order starting today in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Pricing varies by market. Microsoft will start shipping the headset next month.

Microsoft launched the HoloLens development kits for $3,000 in the United States. Expect to pay similar prices in these new regions, prices have been adjusted for currency conversion as well. HoloLens will cost 3,299 euro in Germany, France, and Ireland. It costs £2,719 in the United Kingdom, 4,369 AU dollars in Australia and 7,829 NZ dollars in New Zealand.

Even though Microsoft originally sold the headset to developers and business customers, it now allows anyone with $3,00 to spare to purchase HoloLens despite the fact that it remains geared to those users. It may take a long time before a proper consumer-focused version of HoloLens is released. Chances are it might cost less than $3,000.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about augmented reality, hololens and Microsoft. Source: blogs.windows

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