With a simple battery power bank Hololens offers infinite battery life

hololens charger

Away from the charger the Hololens offers 2-3 hours of active use and up to 2 weeks of standby time.

However just because your built-in battery has run down does not mean the fun has to stop.

The unit charges via Micro-USB, just like your smartphone, and Microsoft specifically notes the device is “Fully functional when charging” meaning that with a simple powerbank, which are freely available in a large number of sizes and capacities (often topping out at 10,000 to 20,000 mAh) the fun never has to end.

powerbank

With 10,000 mAh power banks now running as cheap as $14, I think Microsoft has guaranteed that, with the addition of a slim cable to your shirt pocket or belt, you will tire well before your headset does.

The Hololens start shipping in the US and Canada on March 30th at a price of $3,000 and prospective developers can apply to purchase the kit here.

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