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    Microsoft HoloScreens virtual monitors could boost productivity

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    Re: Microsoft HoloScreens virtual monitors could boost productivity

    So... I could be in-game and still technically, legitimately, signed into work??!!

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Microsoft could even add virtual RGB lighting to the monitors
    How much extra will that cost, though?
    Can't imagine it going down too well here....
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    I got bored and wanted something to have a fiddle with.

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    Re: Microsoft HoloScreens virtual monitors could boost productivity

    It works surprisingly well - and is a huge improvement on the old methods of doing this.

    Sadly even on the second gen the FOV isn't wide enough to make it practical today (actually works a LOT better using Virtual Desktop and a VR headset) but it's still really cool and is a nice use case.

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    Re: Microsoft HoloScreens virtual monitors could boost productivity

    Is the headset still about £2500 ?
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    Re: Microsoft HoloScreens virtual monitors could boost productivity

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Is the headset still about £2500 ?
    Yes, but its still a dev kit - not in any way anywhere close to a consumer bit of hardware or price I'm very lucky to work for a company with access to EU R&D grants that we've been able to use to kick start some of our VR/MR prototypes.....its really not worth £2500+vat for most people, however cool it is.

    MS are readying a new programme though where you can "rent" the dev kit for something like $100 a month. Details are still TBC though I think (e.g. is it rent to own, is it global or US only etc).

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    Re: Microsoft HoloScreens virtual monitors could boost productivity

    What about Hololens 2? Is that still a dev device? Noticed the price on that is £3500!!!

    And I so wanted to see Minecraft like in that tech demo! (Which I believe never really came to anything)
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    Re: Microsoft HoloScreens virtual monitors could boost productivity

    Yes, it is still a development kit. It's less bulky and has a better FOV, but still very much a development kit!

    I've not looked into minecraft support for a while yet but I don't believe that tech demo was ever released in public. I think it's essentially become "minecraft earth" now.

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