Woman wearing HoloLens interacting with a holographic alien

Why HoloLens

This is mixed reality

Mixed reality encompasses a wide range of experiences that previously were considered to be only augmented reality or only virtual reality. In mixed reality, people, places, and objects from your physical and virtual worlds merge together in a blended environment that becomes your canvas.

Mixed reality for everyone

Feeling present in your environment is a key aspect of mixed reality, enabling you to move naturally, interact, and explore in three dimensions. Windows 10 will enable this experience for a variety of headsets, from fully self-contained holographic computers like HoloLens to the most innovative and affordable accessories available to consumers.

Several virtual reality and mixed reality headsets, including HoloLens, arranged side by side

Holograms enhance the real world

Interacting with holograms in mixed reality enables you to visualize and work with your digital content as part of your real world. Realize mixed reality’s promise with Microsoft HoloLens.

Man and woman wearing HoloLenses and working on a holographic body overlayed on a truck frame

A more natural way to interact

Holograms are responsive to you and the world around you. Microsoft HoloLens enables you to interact with content and information in the most natural ways possible.

Connect, create, and explore

Transform the ways you communicate, create, collaborate, and explore. Your ideas are closer to becoming real when you can create and work with holograms in relation to the world around you.

Woman wearing HoloLens with man in holographic Skype window while working on holographic lampshades

Collaborate and communicate

When you collaborate, it’s easier to show than to tell. Your Skype contacts can overlay sketches and holograms on physical objects in your view.

Man wearing HoloLens designing a holographic robot on his desk

Create what you imagine

Shape holograms to fine‑tune a design, share ideas, and understand your creations in relation to the real world.

Two men wearing HoloLenses, working on a holographic Xbox controller

Visualize your work

Go beyond what a 2D render can do by working in 3D. Make smarter decisions and prototype faster when you can inspect every vantage point.

Woman wearing HoloLens looking at holographic scenery with ancient structures built on a misty mountainside

Explore places and ideas

See holograms from your colleague’s perspective even if she’s on the other side of the world. Explore ideas in the real world, inside and out.

Profile of woman wearing HoloLens, looking at tiles of apps for HoloLens

Discover, imagine, create

Experience the first apps built for mixed reality and draw inspiration for your own. Imagine what you can do.

Development Edition $3,000


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