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Magic Leap AR headset scheduled to release in 2018

21 December 2017, 01:12 | Jenny Fowler

Enlarge Say hello to Magic Leap

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Magic Leap counts among its investors the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google.

This includes the forehead pad, nose pieces, and temple pads. Called the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, it is a mixed reality (MR), almost standalone headset featuring what the company calls a Digital Lightfield and Soundfield audio.

The Magic Leap One is a developer headset that consists of some still impressively slim goggles that attach to a Sony diskman size power pack via a cord and can be controlled with an oversized Apple TV remote type handheld. Each set of goggles comes with a computing system that Magic Leap calls a Lightpack that can clip onto a person's trousers pocket as well as a wand that allows for navigation of the Magic Leap platform.

'Lightfield is the star of the show, where Magic Leap joins other early players like Avegant. However, Windows, iOS, PlayStation, and Android are all well-established platforms for developers, so Magic Leap has a tough task to get enough innovation delivered on its system to create broad demand for the eventual consumer version of its headset. Critics of AR and VR have often said that the devices must be less bulky and resemble a pair of glasses.

The necessary Lightpack computer contains most of the processing power behind the Magic Leap smart glasses, and apparently has similar power to a MacBook Pro or Alienware gaming PC.

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"While it didn't look indistinguishable from reality, it was close" Rolling Stone's Brian Crecente wrote of a virtual theme park demo he tried.

The Magic Leap One headset comes in a surprising form factor.

So, the user is able to see through the glass, called the 'photonic lightfield chip'. The FOV is said to be larger than HoloLens but still limited according to a report from The Verge. While they've seen limited application in the workplace, the average user now doesn't have much of a reason to go out and buy a piece of equipment to experience augmented reality. The Magic Leap One is likely to be one of many products in the pipeline as the company has filed more than 100 patents. It's got a powerful CPU and GPU.

While the patent states that Magic Leap applied for it in September 2015 and that Magic Leap is the assignee, the company denied it depicts its actual glasses.

Content creators interested in getting their hands on Magic Leap's technology can sign up today to be notified when the Magic Leap One Creators Edition headset is available. In September, Bloomberg reported that the headset will cost $1,500 to $2,000, citing people familiar with company's plans. We'll have to track where the Magic Leap price lands.

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