Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

New York Times debuts on ‘Magic Leap One Creator Edition’

New York Times debuts on ‘Magic Leap One Creator Edition’

If you read between the lines, the "808" in the model number could be Abovitz's way of teasing the Magic Leap One's release date-today, August 8.

At this stage, headset is only available only in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco (Bay Area) and Seattle reported CNET.

After more than a year of working together, furniture e-tailer Wayfair and Magic Leap, a startup technology company, have unveiled their partnership with the launch of Wayfair's MR experience.

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. "So they can take the experiences that they're developing for other platforms and really start to think about - I call it the word 'unshackling'".

The Magic Leap One is a futuristic augmented reality headset aimed at streamlining the way people interact with computers.

Magic Leap first began their long journey in 2014, after successfully raising $2.3 billion Dollars in funding from sources such as Google.

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Powered by a Nvidia Tegra X2 processor, which sits around the wearer's waist in a "Lightpack", the Magic Leap One allows users to control and manipulate computer generated objects that can be seen only when the headset is worn, says Trusted Reviews.

In an interview with Variety, Magic Leap founder and CEO Rony Abovitz said the Magic Leap Two - the consumer version - will feature support for AT&T's 5G network and a broader marketing push for the wider public. "Our Day 1 is coming soon, and we are going to share with you what we have built, we will listen, we will learn, and we know that a good future is only built".

What sets the Magic Leap One apart, though, is its ability to let in more natural light - combined with softer authentic light rays - to create an image that's easier on the user's eyes, Ars Technica reports. The secretive startup has also struck content partnerships with Disney and the National Basketball Association. Developers are still "skittish" to get involved with AR in the same a majority are still yet to get their hands dirty with VR.

Magic Leap's less-than-ideal launch plan is due in part to the company needing to ramp up supply.

Johnny Cullen is a freelance writer who has written for the likes of Eurogamer, VG247, Official PlayStation Magazine UK and so many more since 2009.

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