Microsoft is not prepared to reveal any new details about the Hololens, but it did tease a little more of the promising device with a promo video shown at the 2015 Build Conference. Called a “A Close Look at the Hardware”, the video doesn’t really show much about the hardware but provides another look at the VR headset.
There is a short look at early Hololens prototypes, most of which are huge machines that resemble torture devices instead of the sleek futuristic VR headset that Microsoft has shown off. It’s nothing particularly special, but it is occasionally nice to see what these kinds of devices look like before the companies manage to slim them down into something more platable to consumer sensibilities.
On the other hand, the video also shows more details about the current Hololens, like an exploded view of its sensors and internal hardware. There are build in speakers located near the wearer’s ears to make earphones unnecessary, and the solution looks reasonably interesting. It also shows how Microsoft intends for the headset to be attached to a human head, although it looks terribly bulky for every day use.
No new features or details were revealed, and this looks like it was made to remind people that Microsoft has this thing in the works. When it will be made available in the market is anyone’s guess at this point.