While a bunch of companies are fighting for Virtual Reality dominance, Microsoft are focusing on Augmented Reality, and hot damn this stuff is nuts.
The headset is clunky, but in a few generations I'd expect it to be so minimalist everyone could wear it at all times.
I can't find any pricing details or a release date, but the implementation of this could be fucking huge.
Check out these videos, one is a bloke playing Minecraft and the other is some applications in industry - medicine, architecture, etc. That sounds boring, but how they use it is actually very cool.
Obviously it's all very scripted now, but if it actually works that well (and reviewers say it does) then it's pretty exciting.
Main issues I'm seeing is FOV not being complete, but again this is just the first generation.