Microsoft begins shipping 3rd wave of HoloLens Developer Kit, holding special demos

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Planning to develop for the Microsoft HoloLens, but missed out on the previous release? Great news for you: Microsoft has made official the third release wave for the Developer Edition of its augmented reality headset.

The new release, announced via Twitter, will be accompanied by special developer demos across the US, according to Windows Central. One developer was faster than the official announcement: none other than Thomas Nigro, the French developer behind the VLC Universal Windows Program app. Seems like the excitement for HoloLens can hardly be contained.

It’s not easy getting your hands on the Developer HoloLens these days: you need to apply, then an invite is needed, along with $3000. Still, for those with enough capital, there’s a lot of added benefit to the purchase: invited developers will reportedly get their own private store, and can make the purchase “over a period of three to four weeks”; in addition, they will receive invites for the aforementioned special demos.

Those of you who do not, however, can check out a hands-on with the newest update to the device from our friend Sean Ong, the fan-turned-unofficial-evangelist, as well as read up on all of our take on the growth of Microsoft’s most innovative hardware product yet. Stay tuned for more HoloLens and Microsoft news coming in the near future.

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