Magic Leap's Mixed Reality Headset Is Finally on Sale


As announced at the time of its formal launch late a year ago, the Magic Leap One goggles offer six degrees of freedom (6DoF) through the bundled Control, which offers force control as well as haptic feedback. And the website for Magic Leap is also now showing a shuddering rocketship preparing to launch.

Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W), one of the world's largest online destinations for the home, today announced the launch of its mixed-reality (MR) commerce experience on Helio, the first-ever spatial computing web browser by Magic Leap.

Although the goggles are designed as a developer kit, aimed at the creators and makers who will build an ecosystem for the device, it is packaged as an out-of-the-box AR system with a lot of extra additional capabilities and content.

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Creators can order their very own Magic Leap One starting at only $2,295. It's also only available to developers in six markets in the U.S. The computing platform is powered by an Nvidia Parker SoC, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. There is Tónandi, a collaboration between Sigur Rós and Magic Leap Studios, and provides an "interactive audio-visual exploration of the sounds and spirit of the band".

While we know some things about the Magic Leap and the tech behind it, we still don't know the date it will go out to a broader public, how much it will cost or the full details of the specifications. The upcoming Dr. Grordbort's Invaders is an action game involving invading evil robots, developed with Weta Workshop. Twilio provides the connection services for the Social app.

The Magic Leap One Creator Edition comes with AR glasses, called the Lightwear; a wearable computer, called the Lightpack; and a handheld controller. You can pick one up now for $2,295 if you're so inclined, and it's available only in a few major cities right now, but you might want to hold off. He had previously said that a version of Magic Leap would launch this summer, which ends on September 22.

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Still, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition does have a deep ecosystem, and the company has controlled almost every aspect of the experience, which could lend itself to a more polished product.

What sets the Magic Leap One apart, though, is its ability to let in more natural light - combined with softer authentic light rays - to create an image that's easier on the user's eyes, Ars Technica reports.

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