2018 Augmented Reality (AR) Magic Leap News

Magic Leap One Creator Edition now available for purchase

Magic Leap has announced that their Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset is now available for purchase.

This version of the headset is designed for developers, creators and explorers. The headset is powered by LuminOS which uses Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform.

Their platform is optimized for performance while offering a high-fidelity visual experience.

The Magic Leap One is made up of three parts:

  • Lightwear: which is the main goggles that you wear and uses the company’s Digital Lightfield display technology along with integrated sensors.
  • Lightpack: which is what powers the Lightwear and Magic Leap’s spatial computing platform, high-powered processing and graphics and can be clipped to your belt or shoulder pad, which founder Rony Abovitz says, “Think about something close to like a Mac Book Pro or an Alienware PC. It’s got a powerful CPU and GPU. It’s got a drive, WiFi, all kinds of electronics, so it’s like a computer folded up onto itself.
  • Control: which is sort of self-explanatory, it is a motion controller with six degrees of freedom and will respond to every gesture.

Magic Leap has also introduced Magic Kit which is their toolkit that has sample code, tech write-ups and design diaries.

In terms of actual specs, the Lightpack has a Nvidia Parker SOC, 2 Denver 2.0 64-bit cores, 4 ARM Cortex A57 64-bit cores, Nvidia Pascal, 256 cores, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, up to 3 of battery life with a USB-C port, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac/b/g/n.

The Magic Leap supports SDKs such as Unity and Unreal Engine 4.

The Lightwear headset has voice input, real-world audio and onboard speakers plus a 3.5mm headphone jack with audio spatialization. The Control device has 6 Degrees of Freedom, is touch sensitive, 12 RGB LEDs and can last up to 7.5 hours on a single charge and uses USB-C.

Magic Leap also includes some apps and experiences for their headset including:

  • Tónandi, a collaboration between Sigur Rós and Magic Leap Studios, which set out to discover and manifest the DNA of their signature sound in a new reality. The result of that collaboration is an interactive audio-visual exploration of the sounds and spirit of the band.
  • Create, a playful sandbox mixed reality experience where anything’s possible. Turn your house into an undersea world and watch sea turtles and jellyfish glide past, or stage a fight between a knight and a T. Rex on your coffee table. Paint, draw, build, and create in ways never before possible in this magical application developed by Magic Leap Studios.
  • Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders (coming soon), a hyper-realistic action game in which evil robots have chosen your living room to stage an invasion. Grab your ray gun and save the day in this larger-than-life, immersive video game from Magic Leap and Weta Workshop.

The Magic Leap One Creator Edition is available now from the company’s website starting at $2,295 USD. That includes the Lighwear headset, Lightpack computing pack, Control device, a Fit Kit, chargers, quick start guide.

Right now, Magic Leap is only offering limited quantities of their headset to developers in select cities in the US (Chicago, LA, Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Seattle). If you’re not in those cities, you can sign-up to reserve a spot to purchase one.

Developers that are able to get their hands on a Magic Leap One will also get free delivery and fit and set-up service provided by Magic Leap.

Source: Magic Leap

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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