Magic Leap’s computer vision headset is now on sale in cities across the U.S.
December of last year U.S. startup Magic Leap unveiled its long-awaited mixed reality headset, a secretive device five years and $2.44B USD in the making.
This morning that same headset, now referred to as the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, became available for purchase in the U.S. On sale to creators at a hefty starting price of $2,275, the computer spatial device utilizes synthetic lightfields to capture natural lightwaves and superimpose interactive, 3D content over the real-world.
Magic Leap One Creator Edition features a variety of out-of-the-box core applications to get creators off and running. Helio is a powerful web browser capable of running 3D and spatial web experiences. Twilio-powered connection services offer a host of social features, such as personalized avatars, allowing for intuitive collaboration, communication, even real-time application streaming. The ‘screens’ functionality delivers the latest cinema, television, news and sports, both live and on demand, while a gallery keeps track of all your saves photos, videos, and other miscellaneous content.
All of this operating on Magic Leap’s LuminOS, a new operating system specializing in high quality visual renderings via a combination of middleware and machine learning, as well as a custom SDK and developer tools.
Take a look at the specs below:
CPU & GPU: NVIDIA® Parker SOC.
CPU: 2 Denver 2.0 64-bit cores + 4 ARM Cortex A57 64-bit cores (2 A57’s and 1 Denver accessible to applications).
GPU: NVIDIA PascalTM, 256 CUDA cores.
Graphic APIs: OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1+AEP.
RAM: 8 GB (4 gigabytes of memory available to applications).
Storage Capacity: 128 GB (approximately 95 GB available to applications).
Audio Input: Voice (speech to text) + real world audio (ambient).
Audio Output: Onboard speakers and 3.5mm jack with audio spatialization processing.
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11ac/b/g/n, USB-C.
Power: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Up to 3 hours continuous use. Battery life can vary based on use cases. Power level will be sustained when connected to an AC outlet.
45-watt USB-C Power Delivery (PD) charger.
Haptics: LRA Haptic Device.
Tracking: 6DoF (position and orientation).
Touchpad: Touch Sensitive.
Connectivity: 8-bit resolution Trigger Button.
Digital Bumper Button.
Digital Home Button.
Of course the company is using the Magic Leap One Creator Edition to tease a selection of in-development MR experiences, such as a music-based collaboration with Icelandic avant-rock band Sigur Rós, an intense action shooter game involving an army of evil robots (not available just yet), and a light-hearted sandbox experience filled with medieval knights, dinosaurs and jellyfish. More experiences are on the way from Magic Leap in-house developers, as well as independent, 3rd party creators.
The Magic Leap One Creator Edition is available now starting at $2,295 USD in the following U.S. cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, with more participating locations coming this fall.
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