The Magic Leap One Mixed Reality Headset Is Finally Here


The big draw for business users and creatives alike is the level of immersion that Magic Leap claims is available with the system.

Inside the box, the Magic Leap One comes with the headset itself, a remote-like gesture-based controller that uses haptic feedback technology, and a small sister device, that houses Nvidia's Tegra X2 mobile chipset, powering the graphic fidelity of the AR focused headset.

You can also add an optional $495 "professional development package" that'll let you replace the headset within 24 hours if needed.

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The much-hyped augmented reality company Magic Leap Inc. announced the launch of its first commercial product today: a pair of AR goggles named the Magic Leap One Creator Edition. The Magic Leap One Creators Edition is available in selected parts of the United States starting at Dollars 2,295 and includes the Lightwear headset, Lightpack computing pack and Control handheld input device. The advanced glasses that were unveiled in December a year ago to offer a mix of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experience out-of-the-box are initially available in limited quantities to developers in the US. Magic Leap has additionally offered Magic Kit that includes sample code, tech writeups, and design diaries to help developers easily begin their journey in the emerging world of mixed reality and build new experiences for the Magic Leap One.

Tónandi is a collaboration between Icelandic avant-rock band Sigur Rós and Magic Leap Studios to create an audio-visual experience that inserts pulsing manifestations into the user's vision. Magic Leap and Weta Workshop have also jointly built Dr. Grordbort's Invaders that will bring a hyper-realistic action gaming experience to the Magic Leap One in the coming future. Developers can also use the Social application to work with services powered by Twilio. Magic Leap will, however, sell you prescription lenses you can pop onto the headset. 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. Shoppers can launch Helio within Magic Leap One, Creator Edition, place the browser anywhere in their space, and then launch Wayfair's MR experience with just one tap.

The Verge previewed the Magic Leap One before it was released, and described it as "an ambitious and well-built piece of hardware that's still held back by technical limitations".