Magic Leap One is finally here !!
Magic Leap One becomes the first official augmented reality glasses released by Magic leap.It is described as a “creator edition” which consists of a pair of stylish goggles called the Lightwear. It accepts “multiple input modes including voice, gesture, head pose and eye tracking,” and maps persistent objects onto the environment — “place a virtual TV on the wall over your fireplace and when you return later, the TV will be right where you left it,” the site promises. SDK to be launched for developers in early 2018, and the hardware is supposed to ship sometime in 2018. As of now only news subscription option is out targeting press folks and developers.
What’s in the box
- Lightwear – AR goggles: Light weight and comfortable for hours of operation. It uses the patented lightfield technology with spatial mapping, tracking and soundfield audio to produce experiences feel natural
- Lightpack – High powered processing and graphical engine in a box. This powers the goggles and has a battery.
- Control – Haptic handheld controller that uses 6 DOF and is supposed to detect any human gestures.
Highlighted Features of Magic Leap One
- Digital Lightfield – The lightfield photonics generate digital light at different depths and blend seamlessly with natural light to produce life like digital objects that seamlessly blend with real world
- Comfortable for long hours of usage
- Real world object detection
- Room Mapping Technology
- Soundfield Audio – simulates realistic reproduction of sound
- Multiple input modes – voice, gesture, headpose and EYE TRACKING (This is really cool) !!
Magic Leap is building a wide range of application ecosystem around it. Though most of them seem like an advanced version of Microsoft Hololens, these features are something that will leave the user awestruck. Browsing, gaming, e-shopping and social networking are the highlighted areas that are being re engineered for Magic Leap One. Industries, healthcare, R & D, product development are few areas where Magic Leap One will perform well. Consumer version’s success will heavily depend on the cost though.