HoloLens 2 Hands-On

| March 3, 2019

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After unveiling the device last Sunday at MWC, Microsoft then went on to demo it to a select group of invited media (myself included)That’s where I finally got the chance to play around with what has to be one of the world’s most sophisticated toys, certainly for that price range.I won’t go over the basic specs here. After a week of over-excited reporting, the device itself — and Microsoft’s strategy for it — have been thoroughly analyzed from just about every angle.

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