Magic Leap has finally unveiled its augmented reality glasses. The company calls this the “creator edition”, presumably meant for developers to build apps for it. The system consists of a set of AR goggles, an external computer that Magic Leap calls the Lightpack, and a handheld controller. The device apparently responds to gestures and voice, and it is capable of eye tracking and the position of your head.
The Lightpack apparently responds to gestures and voice, and it is capable of eye tracking and the position of your head.
The company revealed the device to Rolling Stone recently, offering demos as well. The publication said that there were no stutters or slowdowns during their demo. The Googles will be sold in two sizes, along with an option to add custom pads for your nose, forehead and temple. Magic Leap is apparently working on putting in prescription lenses into the goggles eventually. And according to Bloomberg, the headsets are likely to cost between $1,500 to $2,000.
Further, the Lightpack can reportedly be clipped onto a belt or added to shoulder pads. It is apparently as powerful as an Alienware PC or Macbook Pro, and includes a dedicated graphics card as well. Magic Leap’s headset is supposed to have a pretty wide field of view as well, though we’ll probably have to wait for the consumer version before we can confirm all of that.