Microsoft has spent much of the past couple of years arguing its vision of an augmented reality future with the HoloLens. Now, it’s realizing that for potential buyers of the company’s enterprise-focused Commercial Suite edition, there’s some desire to try it out before they break out the corporate card.
Until now, the best way for interested companies to see whether Microsoft’s product was hype junk or something transformational was to plunk down $5,000. Well, now Microsoft has decided to partner with a company called Abcomrents, an event tech rental service, to let people get their feet wet and rent the HoloLens without making the full investment.
This is a great move by Microsoft to help small business owners and smaller companies get their hands on this innovative tech.