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Report: Microsoft's HoloLens To Cost A Lot More Than A Home Console

by Matthew Kato on May 01, 2015 at 02:04 PM

Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality technology sounds far out, and as is usually the case, you get what you pay for. A recent report states that the tech will likely cost well north of $400.

The New York Times says that an unnamed Microsoft executive (whose relationship to the project is also unknown) told the paper that HoloLens would cost – in the paper's words – "significantly more than a game console."

HoloLens will be at E3, and Microsoft also recently released this hardware video.

[Source: New York Times]

 

Our Take
Given the tech, this isn't a great surprise. Before you start saving your pennies or swearing the whole thing off, we wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft already expects consumers to adopt HoloLens at a later date. Many electronics products start out at prohibitively higher prices, with true consumer-friendly price tags not planned until later in the product's life.