After months of anticipation based on videos like this one, everybody in tech was excited to see the Microsoft HoloLens in action, and assorted developers/reporters finally got their hands on a demo last week. The Verge for one was impressed on a certain level, but also cut through the hype:
Short version of the Verge's take: The HoloLens has a great display screen, but has nothing like the fully immersive, wraparound images that were promised in its promotional videos. Which means HoloLens' potential as an augmented reality platform is more limited than many of us thought, and is a VR platform not at all.
Also: It's surprising how few people are commenting just how dorky these things look. Like worse than even Google Glass. I mean, just look:
Image via Business Insider, which notably wrote, "This is going to be much bigger than Google Glass". Bigger embarrassment in public, maybe? I can't help look at them and think this:
But maybe that's just my opinion. I feel so lonely. (A little lonely.)
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