October 14, 2017

What Is Latest Windows Mixed Reality HoloLens Explained

Microsoft has announced the whole new game changer for students and teachers. This latest innovation is called Windows Mixed Reality. Hololens is the new invention from Microsoft to up the game for Google Glass, Kinect, Oculus Rift, VR headsets. In this post I will try to add an overview what is Windows Mixed Reality and how professionals and students in colleges, universities are going to benefit from it in the future.

What is Windows Mixed Reality?

With the use of Windows tools, you can set up digital things in virtual reality creating a mixed reality. To be little more clear, by using a mixed reality headset, you can see and control 3D digital objects in the real world.

how windows mixed reality works with hololensWindows Mixed reality uses HoloLens to blend 3D objects with the physical world. Hololens creates holograms and allow user to control the digital content with Gaze, Gesture [Touch] and Voice.

The development edition of Hololens starts from $3,000. Windows is offering free demo for developers in the following dates.

October 25, 26, 27 - New York City
October 26 - 27 - Sydney, Australia
November 9 - 10 - Sydney, Australia
November 21 - 22 - Sydney, Australia

How Windows Mixed Reality is Different from Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality

There are clear differences between these three. It may be little confusing first. Here is a short explanation and videos for understanding more about the difference.

Augmented Reality

The physical objects in real world environment are augmented or enhanced to digitally controlled 3D objects. User can only see the augmented objects that are limited with the screen size of the device.

Watch Augmented Reality Video Explained





Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is a fully immersive computer simulated environment that gives a user the feelings of being in that environment instead of the physical world.

Watch the Video to get more understanding


Mixed Reality

Mixed reality is known as hybrid reality where the real world and digital world are mixed each other and interact in real time. The digital objects are displayed in the real world and allows user to control them.

Watch Video on Latest Windows Mixed Reality HoloLens Explained




Watch Video on how Windows Mixed Reality Works



What are the Tools in Market For Windows Mixed Reality Experience

There are various products in the market currently. HP. Asus, Acer reality headsets, wireless controllers, headphones, Backpack / Rucksack / Case / Travel Case For The Windows Mixed Reality Headsets, Premium Quality In-Ear Headphones etc.

Acer AH101-D8EY Windows Mixed Reality Headset and 2 Wireless Controllers


Acer has launched this amazing mixed reality headset with wireless controllers that enables you to control digital 3D objects. The product is listed in Amazon.com for $399.99 and will be released on October 17, 2017.

You can Pre Order The Item Before it gets out of stock.

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Beginning Windows Mixed Reality Programming: For HoloLens and Mixed Reality Headsets



This book by Sean Ong removes the mystery behind creating amazing mixed reality experiences and explains Mixed reality application development with provided tools and resources.

Check out the book

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VR? AR? MR? Sorry, I’m confused.


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