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Magic Leap Finally Unveil Their Augmented Reality Goggles, Shipping in 2018



Magic Leap has been working on its anticipated augmented reality system for more than three years. Now, the company is pleased to introduce the Magic Leap One, consisting of a pair of goggles, a round external computer referred to as a Lightpack, and a handheld controller.

Per Magic Leap, the assortment will accept “multiple input modes including voice, gesture, head pose and eye tracking,” while implementing various objects into your environment. Simply “place a virtual TV on the wall over your fireplace and when you return later, the TV will be right where you left it,” the company website insists.

After trying out the system, involving virtual characters that react to eye contact, a floating virtual comic book, and a virtual live performance, Rolling Stone says “there was no stuttering or slowdowns, even when I walked around the performance, up close and far away.”

Upon delivery in 2018, Magic Leap will offer the goggles in two sizes, with custom forehead, nose, and temple pads. The Lightpack, on the other hand, is capable of clipping onto an article of clothing. The computer found in the goggles then boasts four built-in microphones, six external cameras, and built-in speakers.

For now, Magic Leap has yet to announce a price for its augmented reality system, but the company ensures it will ship in 2018.