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Microsoft’s HoloLens battery life revealed – and it’s not great

Augmented reality is undoubtedly exciting, even if it only works in short bursts…

The Microsoft HoloLens headset’s battery life has seemingly been exposed, and it’s not great.

According to a video from a HoloLens event in Tel Aviv, the headset will only manage 2.5 hours of power usage.

That’s according to Bruce Harris, a Micrsofot Technical Evangelist, who revealed the details in a video that has now been taken down.

Harris also noted that the HoloLens will generally offer around 5.5 hours of battery life during average use.

hololensThe Microsoft HoloLens version of Minecraft

The battery life might seem a little lacklustre, but don’t forget that the headset is wireless, and supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections.

Microsoft has thus far been cagey about revealing specific details on the HoloLen’s battery life, likely due to the fact that the headset is still being tested.

It’s also not clear when the device will become commercially available, or how much it will cost.


Related: What is Microsoft HoloLens?

Whatever the case, Microsoft HoloLens will be up against plenty of competition, as a number of virtual reality headsets from major manufacturers are poised for release in 2016.

Are you disappointed by the HoloLens battery life, or is it what you expected? Let us know in the comments.

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