You can finally buy the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset

Magic Leap One now available to buy

Magic Leap Founder, Website Hint at Wednesday Launch News for Mixed Reality Headset

Magic Leap One is a spatial computing system similar to Microsoft HoloLens.

Magic Leap's software and browser use spatial computing, a technology that allows users to engage the space around them as a medium to interact with technology, meaning that people could do things like throw away an email in a real trash can or project and use their calendar on the wall.

Inside the box, the Magic Leap One comes with the headset itself, a remote-like gesture-based controller that uses haptic feedback technology, and a small sister device, that houses Nvidia's Tegra X2 mobile chipset, powering the graphic fidelity of the AR focused headset.

Customers who decide to purchase the AR headset may opt to pay an extra $495 to upgrade to the Professional Development Edition.

Creators can order their very own Magic Leap One starting at only $2,295. Magic Leap will also offer the Creator Portal, a hub for developers where they can access a few additional tools, including creative software named Magic Kit. There is Tónandi, a collaboration between Sigur Rós and Magic Leap Studios, and provides an "interactive audio-visual exploration of the sounds and spirit of the band".

For the past seven years, Magic Leap has built up endless hype and increasing skepticism along with more than $2.3 billion in funding from the likes of Alibaba, Andreesen Horowitz, Google, Warner Bros., and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Magic Leap and Weta Workshop have also jointly built Dr. Grordbort's Invaders that will bring a hyper-realistic action gaming experience to the Magic Leap One in the coming future. Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz refers to it as a "full-blown, working consumer-grade product".

The Magic Leap One Creator Edition also has a Gallery for content organization, a Social application for shared experiences, and a Screens apps for viewing content.

"I want to thank the whole Magic Leap for the endless hours everyone is putting in in [sic] this last phase before we ship", Abovitz stated a couple of weeks ago.

From today, tech fans can order the Creator Edition of the One headset for $2,295 (£1,785), which includes free delivery and "help setting the system up and fitting the headset", The Verge reports. Magic Leap is limiting the release to selected cities in the United States to start, as each purchase comes with a free technician visit to help users fit and set up the device.

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