HoloLens 2: inside Microsoft's new headset

  • Published on Feb 24, 2019
  • Microsoft is making a new HoloLens headset, called HoloLens 2. But, it's only getting sold to companies, not consumers. Meant for professionals who work with their hands and not on computers, the new HoloLens has an improved field of view and doesn’t clip as much as the original. Dieter Bohn visited Microsoft’s campus to get an early look at the new HoloLens 2 headset.
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  • The Verge
    The Verge  3 months ago +459

    Do you think you could use the HoloLens 2 in your job?

    • NovaPrime Productions
      NovaPrime Productions 4 days ago

      Think of how it could help artists sculpt and 3D print stuff. For tabletop gaming or cosplay or to have a mini statue.

      LOCA LOBA 11 days ago


    • Justice O
      Justice O 16 days ago

      The Verge Of course. I think it would be perfect for the architectural design industry. Imagine doing a full MR design review of your new home with your developer before the building goes up?

    • bobguy 47
      bobguy 47 27 days ago


  • Ahmad Aan Said Daroini

    OMG combine this techno with claud gaming will be awesome , ORDINAL SCALE on SAO here we come

  • BenniK88
    BenniK88 16 days ago

    Can’t wait do work with this exciting tech!

  • 2017minami
    2017minami 19 days ago


  • Guillermo Guevara
    Guillermo Guevara 19 days ago

    2:50 that is tensorflow right??

  • Vishal Dusane
    Vishal Dusane 19 days ago +1

    This is future of display technology just need some compitators to get more advancement fast...👌👍

  • Where it at
    Where it at 20 days ago

    Basically Microsoft think consumers are too stupid to understand the power that is holo technology

  • Basheer Nv
    Basheer Nv 22 days ago

    Wow it's just like Iron Man

  • StormyHotWolf88
    StormyHotWolf88 22 days ago

    The hololens is going to be a big component to my plan for a smart home. I can't wait!

  • Vega Music
    Vega Music 23 days ago

    If I see a booty, can I just - smack it?

    HELLISHHANDZ 23 days ago

    4:46 Microsoft Displayed it at E3 playing minecraft now it's only for companies at $3,500. a pop...

  • zaga cleuthanasia
    zaga cleuthanasia 25 days ago

    i wanna know how can i get a demo of this hololens in my office

  • Ajw312
    Ajw312 27 days ago

    Does this one finally have a USB c type charging port?

  • Ajw312
    Ajw312 27 days ago

    Why aren't they making a consumer version?

  • Rahul Ps
    Rahul Ps 29 days ago +1

    Does Bill Gates test hollow lens at his home ...please make it a consumer product ..hollogram browser huge screen in. This air. I love it

  • Daniel Corcoran
    Daniel Corcoran Month ago

    How did they get windows to run on ARM?

  • Hamberders with mushroom

    The US military just bought 100k of these things.

  • Notorious1503
    Notorious1503 Month ago

    Y does he have a mullet

  • Alien Alien
    Alien Alien Month ago

    I wait for hololen 200 not get hololen 2

  • Jo Ad
    Jo Ad Month ago

    I don’t want biometric scans for authentication. Passwords, pin codes, these things work fine. I don’t want records of my biology stored for Microsoft to do ... whatever with.


    I am already talking to TECH investors about integrating the use of this specific technology to bring change to a multi trillion dollar industry. This just hits the tip of the iceberg as a pioneering instrument for the future development of game changing strategy for production. Well done.

  • cosmiccosmog
    cosmiccosmog Month ago

    oh no someone pressed f3

  • Dragon
    Dragon Month ago

    take the Game Wrenched for the vive and throw it on this and import a ton of car models from all over for the ultimate car repair guide

  • Tritanium
    Tritanium Month ago

    Imagine school lessons where the students can travel back in time to historical events, while in the comfort of their classrooms (they would learn so much instead of books)

  • Tomás Pessoa
    Tomás Pessoa Month ago

    Nice idea! I definitely can use this device in my job. I work with festival decoration. It can be an amazing tool for live paint performances, connected with sketchAR app. I usually use light projector to sketch the painting in the right position, but the hololens make possible to the artist to see what it's going to be painted in real time, and improve the quality of the final work! I can't wait to test it. Thanks for the video! 😀

  • Scott Gust
    Scott Gust Month ago

    looked laggy as hell...kinda like microsoft

  • Zeljko Nikolic
    Zeljko Nikolic Month ago

    just disappointed..waiting waiting waiting..a huge market has been given away by developing too slow..now i dont want it.

  • It'z Moonlight
    It'z Moonlight Month ago

    Now , were are gonna make ordinal scale from Sword Art On-
    *Microsoft* nope we already made it ;)

  • wendlerkurt
    wendlerkurt Month ago

    It's impressive but I don't think companies are going to buy it.

  • adambrian1969
    adambrian1969 Month ago

    I look forward to using this on large construction projects some day

  • Yazdany Light
    Yazdany Light Month ago

    I think we will have a consumer version before 2025, is a whole new level of social interaction

  • Nathan Gowan
    Nathan Gowan Month ago

    I thouhh the point of this one was they were going to make it more accessible to the consumer, they did this by adding an additional $500 to the price....good move. On top of this you have an apple watch so you are wrong.

  • Dark Person
    Dark Person Month ago

    This is nothing like SAO this is just a waste of money I'm pretty sure u won't be able to play games on this worthless tech

  • Alex B
    Alex B 2 months ago

    Are companies actually going to buy this. I mean they’ve been doing just fine without this technology

  • Bruce wagers
    Bruce wagers 2 months ago

    Well no consumer set. Too bad.

  • AllozaBD
    AllozaBD 2 months ago

    Now we have mixed reality. Now we are one step closer to SAO lol

  • William Su
    William Su 2 months ago

    This is what magic leap promises but cant deliver

  • Birdo Bots
    Birdo Bots 2 months ago

    in a game development situation this would be amazing!

  • Bashar Sukkar
    Bashar Sukkar 2 months ago

    I could use it in combination with ultrasound scanner

  • Geekman
    Geekman 2 months ago

    I never thought about the working aspect of these hololenses, really cool actually, most manual jobs could use them, and would probably increase productivity by a bunch aswell
    Doctors not needing to touch other things when working with them is pretty good, only the holograms.
    Also for painting, sculpting, any creative work could use them,

  • Soul0Stealer
    Soul0Stealer 2 months ago

    This might be intended for jobs. But for people who can afford it, I'm sure there are tons of benefits to it.

  • cryora
    cryora 2 months ago

    So you're literally shining a laser in you're eye.

  • supreme loard
    supreme loard 2 months ago

    What is there battery capacity

  • Zoopa
    Zoopa 2 months ago

    I just want this thing 2 not run at 10 fps XD

  • Felipe S.
    Felipe S. 2 months ago

    Mixing this with *sex dolls* gives me tons of development ideas. One of them is adding sensors to a doll face and creating a face AI that interfaces with the doll making the experience very realistic.

  • Mona Essa
    Mona Essa 2 months ago

    This technology is actually great for the future Microsoft really changes the future they make advanced future technology I really like Microsoft good job guys 👍

  • O _
    O _ 2 months ago

    this should not be over $500

  • Boien Reyes
    Boien Reyes 2 months ago

    hololens Still BIG & expensive!!!!! not worth. Its another epic fail. DEAR MICROSOFT WATCH THE SWORD ART ONLINE MOVIE SO THAT YOU CAN GET A CONCEPT ON THAT MOVIE. AR is the future

    • OrcbloodGaming
      OrcbloodGaming 2 months ago

      Except this isn't VR. Also I'm glad someone is willing to push innovation and take financial risk. This technology will only add to a bridge to something much better.

  • Alex Shvartz
    Alex Shvartz 2 months ago

    You know I think it cloud be really good if they add speaker on the side so that you cloud have it all right there like head phones. That would make it better

  • Vân Bồ
    Vân Bồ 2 months ago

    imagine that when Hololens is widely used in tourism and hospitality

  • M K
    M K 2 months ago

    Show us graphic thinga more

  • Sum1
    Sum1 2 months ago

    I think in the future that'll either become $20 or become more that $3,500

  • SFC
    SFC 2 months ago +1

    Can i play ordinal scale?

  • SeaAssassin YT
    SeaAssassin YT 2 months ago

    So i can not buy it?

  • Drink NukaClassic
    Drink NukaClassic 2 months ago

    Isn't any still pissed that the first HoloLens was advertised as a games console? Than they said the price $3000, it's not really for you!

  • Donato
    Donato 2 months ago

    Sounds like opiuo

  • Andre Newton
    Andre Newton 2 months ago

    0:20 I can't buy it to start a company? Because I'm not already a company? Then why would I watch the video? Who is at work and on TheXvid? You're fired.

  • 1000 subs no video challenge? Gamer

    welp its offical WEVE GONE A TAD BIT FAR

  • Elder Nilo
    Elder Nilo 2 months ago

    we can use HOLO LENS in teaching new employees how to use the machines in the NATIONAL PRINTING PRESS OFFICE of the GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES. and of course, other departments too can utilize this tech

  • Joey's Chin Licker
    Joey's Chin Licker 2 months ago

    I can make my sex doll real

  • Joey Koningsbruggen
    Joey Koningsbruggen 3 months ago

    Imagine if there is a crisis somewhere and there is a shortage of hospitals but someone has a HoloLens 2. Everyone could do simple surgery then.

  • Francisco Espinoza
    Francisco Espinoza 3 months ago

    Imagine laser tag with these

  • Andrew Ross
    Andrew Ross 3 months ago

    Could use this for 3dmodeling like 3dmax, blender3d etc also painting software

  • Yatin Sinha
    Yatin Sinha 3 months ago

    Naah!... HoloLens 22 is way better...

  • JayAlmighty 66
    JayAlmighty 66 3 months ago


  • Zeyo
    Zeyo 3 months ago

    Most of the things that are being shown off seem like they could be pulled off by VR as well, so the only real applications I can see of this would be as a HUD for doctors, and for training for soldiers (which as far as I'm aware is the main way it's normally used for). When the tech gets cheaper, maybe soldiers could find use for it in the field.
    Engineering stuff seems like it would be just as easily pulled off by some autocad like application in VR, which is way cheaper right now with WMR headsets going for $200

  • Xø- Ñöt
    Xø- Ñöt 3 months ago

    Ok so it’s for workers I respect that but what about us, where is our AR headset?

  • Bondy
    Bondy 3 months ago

    Possibly useful for product design.

  • riyan maredia
    riyan maredia 3 months ago

    verge can you make video of showing inside lens of HoloLens 2 and how does image actually looks and how bright

  • DEKU
    DEKU 3 months ago +1

    They better make this for everyone not just for workers

  • BigChap J
    BigChap J 3 months ago

    AR or MR is definitely more practical than VR.

    • Colby McKinney
      Colby McKinney Month ago

      I’d say you can’t even compare them because they all have different uses. AR simulates intractable holographics in the real world, MR simulates digital replacements of physical objects, but VR completely shuts out the real life environment to create its own experience. This will become even more true if full dive VR is invented.

  • tired2sleep
    tired2sleep 3 months ago

    This could be used at my job because I'm a first line engineer for fixing highly complex and sensitive machines with thousands of components

  • Thomas Perriment
    Thomas Perriment 3 months ago

    I work in infrastructure design and construction, I’d like to see this used on site to visualise designs in situ pre-construction.

  • xpatches13
    xpatches13 3 months ago

    This would be amazing for jobs such as aircraft mechanic's. Aircraft electricians usually are constantly referencing wire diagrams while troubleshooting problems, this would enable them to have the diagrams integrated with what they are looking at. Amazing potential!

  • Xavier Forest
    Xavier Forest 3 months ago

    I'm getting skeptical with AR. We've seen google glass, magic leap and 1rst gen hololens fail or have no impact on consumer level. Of course you could do all those crazy stuff for specialised applications, if you throw millions at it. For now I just don't see the need of AR for the average consumer.

    DOPROSPERITY 3 months ago

    When I showed to my 9 year old son this video he came up with so many areas of use, I could feel how much Microsoft are stepped ahead and managed to foresee the future... I am afraid but I have to buy 2 pieces now ))))

  • Iki Freitas
    Iki Freitas 3 months ago

    This is very impressionant! I'm gonna talk about it in one of my school project here in Brazil!

  • Conrad
    Conrad 3 months ago


  • Chadason McGraw
    Chadason McGraw 3 months ago

    Mixed Reality is a great thing for businesses, especially when communicating about creation of hardware between countries. However, the technology is not ready yet. Give it a few more years and every business will be better off with a mixed reality headset.

  • Wesley Pipkin
    Wesley Pipkin 3 months ago

    simulation and gaming is what most interests me. seems like a bad idea to stop targeting the people most likely to buy one

  • Diaming787
    Diaming787 3 months ago

    I just can't wait for the moment when the hololens would get even better with smaller sizes and cheaper prices, so much so that it becomes consumer level. Imagine the world where so many people wear them on daily seeing all of those AR renders

  • Panda FPV
    Panda FPV 3 months ago +2

    There’s nothing “IMPRESSIVE” about Microsoft selling these to the military to use to kill and destroy. I think you need to choose your words better.

  • Orion L.
    Orion L. 3 months ago +1

    Just extend those sides a lil bit and then say link start.

  • Themba Mabona
    Themba Mabona 3 months ago

    We need every gadget we can get to distract us from the enormous global climate disruption that's unfolding as I type....

  • vincent brignoni
    vincent brignoni 3 months ago

    I want one so bad!!!!!

  • MOVIES's amazing scenes OFFICIALS

    It's the future

  • kami ningxen
    kami ningxen 3 months ago

    When will the game ready player one launch???

  • 101matthews
    101matthews 3 months ago

    ready player ....2?

  • miko
    miko 3 months ago

    For me it’s not practical. You can’t drive f1, survive on remote planet or kill zombies in it. With ps5 you will be able to.

  • Danny Snezza
    Danny Snezza 3 months ago +3

    20 years time there will be people walking around the streets with things like these. All connected, no more need for cell phones.

    • KA Rani
      KA Rani 18 days ago +1

      Danny Snezza even laptops and consoles can be abolished with this but it needs a powerful internet so the streaming works.

  • GamingUnknown
    GamingUnknown 3 months ago

    If a person saw you they would think you saw something you really want your just not sure if you should get it

  • Auzurial citric
    Auzurial citric 3 months ago

    "Hololens was never meant to be a consumer product" *First Hololens literally showed Minecraft in the trailer and pulling a tv up to help guide you through cooking.*

  • Joe Wayne
    Joe Wayne 3 months ago

    I’d watch the Microsoft presentation if I was you this video alright but it was pretty good

  • Sir Oric0826
    Sir Oric0826 3 months ago

    As a mechanic this would be awesome, if you where to see a hologram of something of how it’s suppose to be put together on the car itself, it would make putting stuff back together sooooo much easier.

  • 85 thoughts
    85 thoughts 3 months ago

    I could use it for more than just my job. It can be used just to chill on the net and have a damn good time. Greedy. Make this consumer ready ASAP.

  • Brandon B
    Brandon B 3 months ago

    I do 3D CAD design, I would love to have this product to project the model I'm working on into the middle of the room and I can move around the model and look at it in full scale (or smaller scale on bigger models) and look at fits or part interactions. If it can do that, it'd be amazing.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous 3 months ago +1

    Hololens 2
    2019 : 3,500$
    2038 : 35$

  • Okaa
    Okaa 3 months ago

    I’m going to wait for hololens 3 to buy hololens 1

  • Jay Detuya
    Jay Detuya 3 months ago

    Electric Bungalow.

  • Przemek Szumański
    Przemek Szumański 3 months ago +1

    3:47 you meant 7 milion