The Magic Leap One VR Headset Is Expensive But Very Cool
While the Magic Leap One VR Headset costs $2,295, it can actually do some pretty cool stuff
Yesterday, Magic Leap released it’s extremely expensive VR headset, the Magic Leap One. The headset costs a whopping $2,295 and currently can only be found in six cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. The Plantation, Florida based company, founded by Rony Abovitz back in 2010 and has already raised $1.4 billion from a list of investors including Google and China's Alibaba Group.
The Magic Leap One superimposes 3D computer-generated images over real-world objects by “projecting a digital light filed into the user’s eye”. This type of wearable technology has the potential to replace phones, computers, and every other high-tech screen in our lives. The company has already released some pretty cool demonstrations of what it can do, ranging from an audiovisual augmented reality experience with band Sigur Rós, otherwise known as Tónandi as well as a crazy Cat Explorer, which is a VR anatomy simulation that lets you pull an animated cat apart with your bare hands.
sigur rós and magic leap have been working together for five years, exploring and expanding the frontiers of musical creation within ‘mixed reality’. tónandi is the first fruit of that collaboration, and perhaps even a glimpse of the future of music. . together we have created a place in the here and now, where the ‘sound spirits’ of sigur rós’s music can be played with and altered using your hands. a place where spatial sounds are visible all around you and ready to respond to every interaction. tónandi is a step into a new reality. . @sigurros @magicleap #tónandi
We’re excited to see what else people will be able to do with the new device but we definitely already like what we’ve seen so far. Let us know what you think about Magic Leap’s Magic Leap One in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more VR/AR news and other entertaining reads.