Magic Leap has just started marketing its augmented reality headset that costs almost 2,000 euros. We finally know all the details about his performance and what can be done with it. That is, not much at the moment …
After years of development surrounded by mystery, more or less skillful communication promising a technological revolution, Magic Leap finally launched the commercialization of its augmented reality helmet, Magic Leap One. It is available in the United States and only in six cities at the moment: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Its price: 2.295 dollars (about 1.980 euros at the current price). The device is primarily intended for developers and other image professionals who want to discover the concept and create content for the platform. Individuals, even wealthy ones, will not have much to put under their eyes.
The equipment consists of three elements: the Lightwear helmet which weighs 325 grams connected by a cable to the Lightpack which is a 415 gram circular case that is hung at the waist and in which is the heart of the machine and finally a wireless controller. The latter detects six degrees of freedom and provides synchronized haptic effects to the actions. The Magic Leap One has a battery life of three hours and it recharges via a USB-C port. Spatial sound is broadcast through speakers housed in the headband and you can also connect a wired headset with a 3.5 mm jack.
The system on a chip Nvidia, which we have already mentioned, is supported by 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (only 95 GB actually available). Connectivity is provided by Wi-Fi (802.11ac / b / g / n) and Bluetooth 4.2. So much for the practical data.