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Why HoloLens

Mixed reality with HoloLens

Mixed reality brings people, places, and objects from your physical and digital worlds together. This blended environment becomes your canvas, where you can create and enjoy a wide range of experiences.

Control your view by dragging your mouse cursor over the image or by using the following keys on your keyboard: use the A key to pan left, the D key to pan right, the W key to pan up, and the S key to pan down.

360-degree view of a classroom in mixed reality with Microsoft HoloLens

Students use HoloLens to see and interact with digital holograms of Uranus and Jupiter orbiting the Sun in their physical classroom.

A digital hologram of the sun looms large in the center of a physical classroom where students use HoloLens to interactively learn about the Solar System.

An instructor and student discuss a whiteboard drawing of the Solar System, while students using HoloLens are able to see Mercury and Venus orbiting the Sun in a room-scale, three-dimensional digital depiction of the Solar System.

A student using HoloLens can see a digital hologram of Mars and close-up detail of its surface and atmospheric layers, while her classmate takes notes on the table beside her.

Students using HoloLens digitally dissect the composite layers of Saturn’s core. They are able to simultaneously make notations on the whiteboard and on their laptops.

The classroom’s physical ceiling is visible through a digital depiction of the Milky Way and the galaxies surrounding the Solar System.

Holograms enhance the real world

Interacting with holograms in mixed reality enables you to visualize and work with your digital content as part of your real world. Realize mixed reality’s promise with Microsoft HoloLens.

Man and woman wearing HoloLenses and working on a holographic body overlayed on a truck frame

A more natural way to interact

Holograms are responsive to you and the world around you. Microsoft HoloLens enables you to interact with content and information in the most natural ways possible.

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Built-in sensors let you use your gaze to move the cursor so you can select holograms. Turn your head and the cursor will follow.

Illustration of resizing holographic windows with HoloLens


Use simple gestures to open apps, select and size items, and drag and drop holograms in your world.

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Use voice commands to navigate, select, open, command, and control your apps. Speak directly to Cortana, who can help you complete tasks.

Connect, create, and explore

Transform the ways you communicate, create, collaborate, and explore. Your ideas are closer to becoming real when you can create and work with holograms in relation to the world around you.

Woman wearing HoloLens with man in holographic Skype window while working on holographic lampshades

Collaborate and communicate

When you collaborate, it’s easier to show than to tell. Your Skype contacts can overlay sketches and holograms on physical objects in your view.

Man wearing HoloLens designing a holographic robot on his desk

Create what you imagine

Shape holograms to fine‑tune a design, share ideas, and understand your creations in relation to the real world.

Two men wearing HoloLenses, working on a holographic Xbox controller

Visualize your work

Go beyond what a 2D render can do by working in 3D. Make smarter decisions and prototype faster when you can inspect every vantage point.

Woman wearing HoloLens looking at holographic scenery with ancient structures built on a misty mountainside

Explore places and ideas

See holograms from your colleague’s perspective even if she’s on the other side of the world. Explore ideas in the real world, inside and out.

Profile of woman wearing HoloLens, looking at tiles of apps for HoloLens

Discover, imagine, create

Experience the first apps built for mixed reality and draw inspiration for your own. Imagine what you can do.

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