ASUS confirms it will release a HoloLens-like AR headset in 2016

Microsoft gets some big competition before HoloLens is even a reality, with ASUS confirming plans on its AR headset for 2016.

Published Fri, Nov 13 2015 10:26 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

We heard that ASUS were working on an AR headset, but now the Taiwanese giant has confirmed these plans. ASUS CEO Jonny Shih said: "It should be next year when we come out with a product. We think AR will be very important for people's lives".

ASUS confirms it will release a HoloLens-like AR headset in 2016 |

The new AR headset from ASUS should be very similar to Microsoft's work with HoloLens, but at a much cheaper price. HoloLens will be hovering around the $3000 price point, pushing it out of the realm of normal consumers. If ASUS can nail it at $500-$1000, it'll attract a much wider audience.

We don't know what ASUS could do with its own AR headset, I just love the fact that ASUS will throw themselves (and plenty of money, R&D time, and man hours) into a completely new market. We should expect to see something at CES 2016 in January, if not I'm sure ASUS will take the stage at Computex 2016 in June with its new AR headset.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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