The big draw for business users and creatives alike is the level of immersion that Magic Leap claims is available with the system.
There is still a great deal about Magic Leap and its flagship mixed reality (MR) product that we simple do not know, including the full specifications and capabilities of the Magic Leap One. There are only a few games now out, though more should come as developers get their hands on the system.
We might be seeing a Magic Leap One launch before the day is over, or if not, perhaps by the end of the week.
After years of speculation, mixed-reality startup Magic Leap today released its first product: the "Creator" edition of the Magic Leap One headset, which is aimed at developers and costs at least $2,300. It's also only available to developers in six markets in the U.S. With the Helio technology, customers are able to interact fluidly with adjustable 3D digital models of Wayfair products that have been superimposed on real world images. The Lightpack features an Nvidia Tegra X2 mobile chipset, 8GB of memory, 128GB of storage, and a battery that'll last three hours and charges over USB-C. The designers and developers who pick up this headset will be able to try a limited number of experience and will also be able to develop their own apps which will be distributed through the Magic Leap World store.
If you want to get into a sandbox mix reality experience, Magic Leap Studios has developed Create that lets developers paint, draw, build, and create in many ways.
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. Instead, anyone who has registered for Magic Leap's developer program, called "Creator Portal", can order the smartglasses. Developers can also use the Social application to work with services powered by Twilio. He had previously said that a version of Magic Leap would launch this summer, which ends on September 22. 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. Magic Leap is limiting the release to selected cities in the U.S. to start, as each purchase comes with a free technician visit to help users fit and set up the device.
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