Magic Leap One

Super stealthy AR startup reveals its first product

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Magic Leap Creator Edition is the first product revealed from the super stealthy AR startup. The Creator Edition includes a headset, lightpack, and control.

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45 Reviews3.2/5

If this thing is around $400 I'm going to buy one.

As a developer, it would be awesome if I could do things like access documentation on an AR screen while working on my code. I wonder how easy it will be to build these types of "everyday" applications.

I play games, but as a developer and business person, games won't be my number one use. Adding contextual data to what I'm doing is what I'm after.

Pros:

AR will change the way we interact with the world. Hands-free is the way to go.

Cons:

How easy will it be to build apps on top of it?

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Hey Robert - last year I sat in at a talk with the CEO of Magic Leap. Price came up as a topic. He hinted at the price being $1,000+, alongside widely owned premium consumer electronics like a Mac. I believe the price point is going to be prohibitive. Especially since, unlike an over priced smartphone, it's unlikely there will be public financing available. As for now, if utility, price, and style compare to that of Google Glass, it may be a difficult road ahead.
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Edwin Tofslie
Co-Founder of builtbybuilt.com

Until AR is integrated into the same type of your normal glasses you wear daily, that can blend in without much notice, it will always struggle to take off.

Pros:

AR is the future. Anybody pushing it further is great.

Cons:

I really don't want to walk around looking like a blind Radar from Mash with a catheter on my hip holding a remote control.

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Gary FungCreator of isoHunt & WonderSwipe
You are wrong about the look. This makes you look like Starlord.
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Sean M MastersLaunching since Space Shuttle Columbia.

Not seeing anything innovative here. If anything, they're adding components and complexity over existing solutions.

Pros:

"Hero" videos and reviews have looked great.

AR is the future.

Cons:

$2B invested, years of time, and now we get large, heavy, complex concept hardware to do what Apple & Google do with a cell phone.

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David Beaulieufood prep,dishwasher. teskes germania.

i have never used such a device, i can wait.

Pros:

we all need enhanced education,

Cons:

lets not abuse it.

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This product looks amazing and fun. As if you can immerse yourself in a whole other world or planet. Would be great for educational purpose for let's say astronomy or biology if it's 3-D and for all ages. Wondering what type of coding will be used and if web developers will have to learn a whole new language for designing for this device. Also, will the product create a whole new batch of coders? Will it Be just graphics or video too?

Pros:

Novelty, portable, private (no one can see nor hearwhat you are viewing), fun, innovative

Cons:

Probably too expensive to sell volume, coding or coders might be limited,

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Just one application - would love an augmented reality educational experience walking through galleries, museums, cities.

Pros:

The application possibilities are endless

Cons:

Wires...

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Anushka SharmaFounder @nushkino

Been closley watching Magic Leap and very keen to try these out, I held back on Snap's spectacles for these. I want to know how the haptic feedback works on these as I am keen to check them out and sync with my SubPac - just need the games/software to really augment my reality.

Pros:

The mixed reality future is now, this is perfectly timed around the peak in mainstream perception + interest as Ready Player One releases sn

Cons:

I am UK based so much I doubt I will get a chance to try it before I buy.

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Marco Visibellidata scientist

Same problem as Hololens the viewing space is small (like a VHS).All video are fake , what you see it's just a "window" with the AR.

Pros:

AR is the future

Cons:

same problem as Hololens, small viewing space

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