After months of speculations and sparse witness accounts, Magic Leap finally unveiled their mixed reality gear for creators. Magic Leap One Creator Edition is real #realitymagic
The most awaited (and funded) mixed reality kit was just unveiled by Rony Abovitz’s company. Indeed, the goggles are the slimmest ones we’ve seen yet, very similar to a pair of round sunglasses. They come with a fanny pack-inspired engine and a controller. The set is made for creators, who will get to test it next year, after Magic Leap opens access to their SDK.
What can you expect from the premium MR kit? A solution that combines a proprietary “Digital Lightfield technology with environment mapping, precision tracking and soundfield audio to produce amazing experiences that feel natural.” Magic Leap’s own tech is based on lightfield photonics capable of generating digital light at different depths while blending in with the natural one from your environment. By employing a mapping solution, Magic Leap One can detect “surfaces, planes and objects, allowing for digital reconstruction of your physical surroundings.”
The moment you insert digital objects in your real-life environment they stay exactly where you are, even when you leave the room only to return later. The custom controller has force control and offers haptic feedback. Audio should feel very natural, since it takes into account distance between user and objects and intensity. Of course, to put it all in motion the company has constructed an engine that’s capable of “high-fidelity, gaming-quality graphics”; Magic Leap claims to have the “power and performance of a laptop computer”.
It’s going to be exciting to see what applications developers come up with next year, seeing that this gear is bound to be the most advanced on the market. We’ve seen a couple of use-cases already – from blending online shopping with offline retail experiences to bringing games into the real world.