If you wanted to get your hands on Microsoft’s mind-blowing augmented reality headset this spring, you had to audition first. You’d submit an application, and see if Microsoft liked it enough to approve your pre-order.
No more. As of today, any Microsoft developer (in the US or Canada) can order up to five Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition headsets for $3,000 a pop.
Which really means anyone can buy it. There’s no way for Microsoft to tell whether you’re going to develop for HoloLens or not.