Microsoft HoloLens is coming to the UK

Holographic headset to ship before end of the year
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Good news UK AR fans, you can now pre-order Microsoft HoloLens with the headset set to ship in November. The bad news is that it's still only meant for developers and commercial use.

Priced at a not so wallet-friendly £2,719, that figure is based on converting the $3,000 it costs to buy one in the US. It's now also up for pre-order in France, Germany, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. You can buy one directly through the Microsoft Store as opposed to applying to own one as was the case when it launched in the US and Canada earlier this year.

Read this: Everything you need to know about Microsoft HoloLens

It's the same Development Edition units that has already been available along with the Commercial Edition (£4,529), which is geared towards enterprise and adds more security and device management.

Microsoft made its augmented reality headset available to buy in the US and Canada back in August allowing anyone with a Microsoft account and a US/Canada address to buy one.

So it looks like we're still going to have to hold out a while longer yet for a consumer ready HoloLens. But it's a positive thing that more developers can get their hands on it and make sure there's plenty of apps when it's finally ready to land in our homes.

Microsoft HoloLens is coming to the UK


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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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