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HoloLens unboxing and first impressions (video)

Microsoft began shipping the HoloLens Dev Edition to select developers on March 30th and we were fortunate enough to get our hands on a unit. As you can see in the video embedded above, the HoloLens device is a thing of beauty. The package comes with a charger, carrying case, the clicker, and of course the HoloLens device itself.

In the video, you will see our friend Sean Ong exploring holograms and the field of view with the HoloLens. The initial setup of the HoloLens is quite simple, as our own Kip has explained it before: “The process of configuring the HoloLens to fit your eyes has been revamped [compared to earlier test models], although the earlier use of an external eye-measuring machine was never meant for public use. Now, you go through a config process to fit the HoloLens view to your eyes, comparable maybe to the way you set up your Xbox for Kinect. In just a few minutes you’re off and running.”

“Overall fantastic experience, very well done from the HoloLens team… I don’t know how they pulled this off, but this is truly remarkable,” Sean emphasizes after using the device for the first time.

Stay tuned for more content regarding the HoloLens as we explore this device and you can keep an eye on this page for all your HoloLens news. Microsoft is currently shipping out Dev Edition units in waves every two to three months to select developers. It won’t be too long before the device is in the hands of a wider set of developers who will start experimenting with the holographic side of the Windows 10 ecosystem.

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