At today’s Windows 10 device event, Microsoft executive VP of operating systems Terry Myerson took to the stage to release date and price info for the developer edition of HoloLens, the company’s untethered AR headset.
Applications for the developer edition of HoloLens are now live for US and Canada-based developers, who will be able to get their hands on the device as early as the first quarter of 2016.
If you want to apply for HoloLens, you’ll have to jump a few minor hurdles, the first of which is actually having a Windows account, an ID you can link to any email address you already own. The second task is to signup for an ‘Insiders’ account, a program that prior to Windows 10 official launch was meant to filter preview builds to brave OS testers.
You’ll then have access to the HoloLens application form by clicking here, but just make sure you have a good credit line available by Q1, because each dev kit is priced at $3,000. The application itself isn’t a preorder form though, just a quick set of multiple choice questions, no doubt designed so Microsoft can filter through the most promising developers (a prolific twitter habit probably won’t hurt either).
There’s currently a 2-device limit for each application, so let’s hope Santa Claus brings you a low APR credit card for Christmas.