The Magic Leap One Creator Edition Is Now Available

  • The Magic Leap One Creator Edition Is Now Available

The Magic Leap One Creator Edition Is Now Available

The Times broke new ground with the launch of NYT VR in November 2015 and the publication of the VR documentary "The Displaced" (about three children displaced by war), including the distribution of more than one million Google Cardboard headsets to Times subscribers. That said, Magic Leap has plenty of capital behind it, and in July AT&T signed up to be the exclusive retailer of the headset. 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. With Create it is possible to turn a room into an undersea paradise with sea turtles and undulating jellyfish or stage a fight between a knight and a T. Rex on the coffee table. Magic Leap was founded in 2011, and has raised roughly $2.44 billion in funding to date.

Magic Leap has also drawn attention recently from reports that the Field-of-View (FoV) for the device is a relatively unimpressive 40 degrees vertical by 30 degrees horizontal, with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

As announced at the time of its formal launch late past year, the Magic Leap One goggles offer six degrees of freedom (6DoF) through the bundled Control, which offers force control as well as haptic feedback. The upcoming Dr. Grordbort's Invaders is an action game involving invading evil robots, developed with Weta Workshop. Users will also get to experience Magic Leap's Social app, which provides a spatially aware way to connect with other people using cartoony avatars, powered by Twilio Inc.'s collaboration platform. Having said that, there aren't any formal details about the public release of Magic Leap One.

After many years of hype around a product that was unseen, Magic Leap opened the curtain to unveil the Magic Leap One last month.

In addition to the $2,295 price tag, devs can spend $495 for the "Professional Development Package", which includes a Magic Leap Hub cable and membership in the company's RapidReplace program, which aims to provide hardware replacements within 24 hours. While anyone can order one, the price will likely limit it to early adopters, and it's only available to ship to certain cities, since the deal includes a hand delivery and a personal setup. There isn't a cellular connection available on Magic Leap One.

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