If you want to buy your own HoloLens augmented reality headset... you can!
When Microsoft announced its entry into the world of augmented reality with HoloLens, there was a great deal of enthusiasm from the technology community. But while HoloLens is undeniably exciting, there was a problem -- it was only available to a very select few.
Now that changes. Anyone who has $3,000 to spare, and who lives in the US or Canada, can get their hands on a headset right now. It's the Microsoft HoloLens Developer Edition that's up for grabs, but you don’t (really) have to be a developer to buy one.
Apart from the fact that HoloLens currently only ships to the US and Canada, the only requirement to buy a headset is that you have a Microsoft Account -- and you can very quickly create one if you don’t have one already. You are restricted to buying five headsets at a time, but that would be quite a pricey purchase for most people.
Of course, the relatively high price tag means that the number of non-developer customers is probably fairly limited, but the option is now available for anyone with cash to burn. A new addition to the Microsoft Store means that there is now no need to go through a vetting process, or wait for an invitation. Just hand over the money and await your delivery!