As we already know, the HoloLens is an augmented reality headset that is being developed by Microsoft. What we didn’t know so far about the upcoming device was made somewhat clear during a recent Microsoft technical evangelist event. Multiple facts were stated about the AR headset during the occasion and based on what we know; the HoloLens will be able to last for a maximum of 5.5 hours on a single charge. The battery will drain much faster while performing power hungry operations though, and might end up lasting for only about 2.5 hours under intense usage.
According to Harris, the HoloLens will support all apps designed for Windows 10 and will be able to connect to any device via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The virtual screen at this point, is restricted to 15-inches at a distance of two feet, but may get bigger and better as Microsoft continues to work on it. This appears to be in sync with what was seen last year and although Microsoft stated that the relatively small screen was done on purpose to keep the user’ peripheral vision unobstructed, extending battery life and keeping costs down are probably the real reasons behind the decision.
If you were looking for a release date or when the developer kits will come out, no such news was made public during the Tel Aviv event unfortunately. However, the chances are pretty good that the date will be set in early 2016.