Microsoft has confirmed the UK is set to get its very own holographic display technology.
The company has unveiled the first official prototype, which is designed to look like the eye of a hologram.
It’s designed to work with the HoloLens, which lets you take full advantage of the holographic nature of the device, by projecting a virtual image of your face into the real world.
That’s right, it’s not the actual face that is projected into the headset, but the hologram, which can be turned on and off and then displayed.
You can use it to read text, look around, and even see your surroundings in 360-degree augmented reality.
That could be an ideal way to take full benefit of Microsoft’s augmented reality headset, as it’s designed with a high-resolution display and is aimed at a very different audience than traditional augmented reality headsets.
The first prototype, a 3D-printed version, is expected to be available in the coming months.
Microsoft will also be introducing a range of HoloLens accessories later this year.
In terms of a wider release, Microsoft has also announced a new augmented reality app called HoloLens Art, which will allow you to make digital sculptures using holographic technology.
We’ve reached out to Microsoft for further details on the HoloLenses design and its capabilities, but you can read the full press release below.