Microsoft HoloLens 2
At Mobile World Congress 2019, Microsoft announced the successor to its HoloLens mixed-reality headset, which was first introduced in 2016. The HoloLens 2 offers a number of enhancements including more than doubling the field of view (while keeping density of 47 pixels per degree of sight) and adding eye-tracking, so that the device knows where users are looking. The headset also features improvements to comfort, including a more balanced center of gravity and an easier method for putting on the device without having to readjust it. Additionally, the HoloLens 2 offers iris recognition log-in through Windows Hello. In a blog post, Microsoft touted mixed-reality applications for businesses such as Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Dynamics 365 Layout and new Dynamics 365 Guides applications. "Building on the unique capabilities of the original HoloLens, HoloLens 2 is the ultimate intelligent edge device," wrote Julia White, corporate vice president for Microsoft Azure, in the blog post. "And when coupled with existing and new Azure services, HoloLens 2 becomes even more capable, right out of the box.” Microsoft said the HoloLens 2 will be available this year for $3,500.