Officially called the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, it8217;s a mixed reality headset from startup Magic Leap. It8217;s shipping now in 8220;select areas” in the US for $2,295. It8217;s described as a product for consumers, and if you want to try it in person, AT&T will have demos in some stores. Right now, however, it8217;s aimed at app developers, who Magic Leap hopes will want to create their own apps for the Magic Leap World store.
Magic Leap One has three parts: glasses, called Lightwear; a wearable computer, called the Lightpack; and a handheld controller. The Lightwear features tracking cameras and a “photonics chip” lens that overlays images over the real world. 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.
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There’s also a headphone jack, though Magic Leap One has small built-in speakers along the sides of the headset. Other features include a 50-degree diagonal field of view and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity (mobile data service is coming via AT&T sometime later). It has a small set of apps at launch, too, including a web browser, a virtual chat system, and a demo of Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders.
Other stand-out experiences include an art tool called Create and a preview of an NBA app. If you want to buy the Magic Leap One, head to Magic Leap’s website and search for your local zip code to see if it8217;s available in your area. Magic Leap said it would deliver Magic Leap One for free, and it will even help set up the system. There8217;s also a waitlist for people who can8217;t get in their area yet.