When the Microsoft HoloLens was officially unveiled during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the internet let out a collective gasp of excitement. The HoloLens is one of the most futuristic devices ever made, and stands to completely change how we interact with the surrounding environment. During the unveiling, it was stated that the planned release would occur within the same time frame as Windows 10, an operating system update now upon us–and yet we still don’t have a definitive price of Microsoft’s HoloLens.
Arguably, this might mean bad news. When the game-changing device was first demonstrated, the rumor was that the device would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $500. Expensive, sure, but still doable for the average American intent on purchasing a high-tech new toy to show off to all his (or her) envious buddies.
Well, the rumors have changed a lot since January’s CES.
The price of Microsoft’s HoloLens may very well be upwards of $900!
$900 is just an estimate. For all anyone really knows, the price of Microsoft’s HoloLens could be well over a grand. According to a New York Times article published earlier this May, an anonymous Microsoft executive suggested the cost would be “significantly more” than one of the company’s Xbox One consoles, which currently sell at around $400.
In addition, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the following statement:
I don’t want to overhype it like Google Glass and say this is the next big thing. I want us to be deliberate about what it is.
Good to know! But it doesn’t leave us with a lot of confidence in the product OR its unannounced price.
Will the possible high price of Microsoft’s HoloLens remain irrelevant, or will it set up a situation where it’ll fail to meet the high expectations given to it by excited media and consumers? Does it even matter? Give us your thoughts about the hopefully impending release!