Magic Leap has been working on an augmented reality device for a few years now and the company has finally shown it off today. The company today revealed the “creator edition” of the Magic Leap One, it’s much anticipated augmented reality system. The Magic Leap One system features a pair of AR goggles paired with a small external computer called the Lightpack. A handheld controller is included as well.
The Magic Leap One is said to support multiple input modes that include voice, gesture, eye tracking, and head pose. It will be able to map persistent objects onto the environment, meaning that users will be able to “place a virtual TV on the wall over your fireplace and when you return later, the TV will be right where you left it.”
Today’s reveal refutes recent rumors that the company was facing problems in shrinking its technology to fit the goggles without having a negative impact on the performance. A report mentions that the Magic Leap One Creator Edition doesn’t seem to suffer from any of those feared performance issues.
The goggles will be available in two different sizes with customers having the option to choose custom nose, forehead, and temple pads. The company is reportedly working on having prescription lenses built into the goggles.
The Lightpack can easily be clipped on a belt or shoulder pad. It’s said to be similar in power to a MacBook Pro or an Alienware gaming PC with a dedicated graphics card. The goggles have a separate low-powered computer that handles tasks like world detection and machine learning. There are four built-in microphones and six external cameras.
The Magic Leap One Creator Edition is going to ship at some point next year. Pricing has not been confirmed.