Further details released about AR hardware include battery life, wireless functionality and display capability

Microsoft HoloLens features native support for any Windows 10 app

If you’re creating for Windows 10, you’re also creating for HoloLens.

Microsoft Technical Evangelist Bruce Harris revealed a slew of new details about its augmented reality glasses at a Tel Aviv event (via Petri), including its support for any application or game that currently works with PC operating system Windows 10.

Harris described HoloLens as ‘totally wireless’, utilising Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for data transfer.

No wired alternative will be available at all, but any Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-compatible device will be able to hook up with the hardware. This includes other HoloLens glasses – multiple sets can be connected over the internet to share an experience.

Battery life reportedly tops out at five and a half hours, although this falls to around two and a half when being used liberally.

In terms of display capabilities, HoloLens’ field of view is comparable to that of a 15-inch monitor two feet from the user’s face.

The current limitation is down to cost and battery economy, with Harris indicating a desire to improve the specifications in the future as components drop in price.

HoloLens is set for developer release during Q1 2016, with a consumer release currently undated. The price of the hardware is expected to be approximately $3,000.

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