The Microsoft HoloLens has arrived and we've been playing with it for the past week. The $3,000 Development Edition of the augmented reality headset is designed for developers to make software for the platform. We've tested development hardware before, and it's often hard to find useful things to actually do with it.
Surprisingly, the Development Edition of the HoloLens comes with plenty of software consumers can actually use, and the device is accessible enough that you don't need to be a developer to work with it. Once you get used to the limited field of vision of the holograms and master the somewhat awkward Bloom and Air Tap gestures required to control it, there is definitely some fun to be had right out of the box.
Here are some of the more interesting things you can do with the Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition. It still probably won't justify spending three grand on this very early hardware, but if you're interested and have deep pockets (or a friend or colleague who already has one), you can try these activities out: