Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Magic Leap One AR headset is now Available to buy

Magic Leap One AR headset is now Available to buy

As they employ the Wayfair web-based mixed reality commerce experience on the Magic Leap One, Creator Edition browser, shoppers can check out an array of furniture and décor, interact with and view products up close, then seamlessly pull favored items into their physical space, where they transform into true-to-scale, 3D products, according to the company.

Magic Leap has officially launched the Magic Leap One Creator Edition, a wearable computing device for creating immersive experiences. The headset itself is technically called Lightwear; its connected via cable to a pocket-sized puck of a PC called the Lightpack, and corresponds wirelessly with a remote called the Control.

After years of secret development and billions upon billions of dollars, you can finally buy a Magic Leap mixed reality headset. Analysts have quickly put these things together to conclude that either the company will announce details of the launch today, or the Magic Leap One Creator's Edition will actually launch today.

To be part of the Magic One ecosystem, developers can sign up for the Magic Leap Creator Portal. The headset itself can be ordered via the company's website, and is now only shipping to folks in the United States. However, the system has a starting price of $2,295 and has limited availability. You can enter your ZIP code on the Magic Leap site to check its availability.

The founder of Magic Leap, Rony Abovitz emerged from an extended period of silence to tweet some pictures which featured images such as leaping whales and a launching rocketship, some of which contained hints to the company's plans.

"I want to thank the whole Magic Leap for the endless hours everyone is putting in in [sic] this last phase before we ship", Abovitz stated a couple of weeks ago.

Magic LeapThere are a number of sensors on the glasses that allow them to sense the environment they are in. Parker chip with two 64-bit cores and four ARM Cortex A57 64-bit cores to support the goggles, plus an Nvidia Pascal graphics processing unit with 256 cores and 8 gigabytes of memory. The Lightwear also has built-in speakers, so there is no need for extra headphones. There isn't a cellular connection available on Magic Leap One.

The promise of Magic Leap heavily depends on developers who can grow the platform and release more apps and content for it.

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

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