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Magic Leap, a million dollar augmented reality company, released its first mixed reality headset, earlier this month, called the “Magic Leap One – Creator Edition”. Magic Leap One is a three-part system which includes a “Lightwear” headset, a handheld controller, and a “lightpack” i.e. a wearable computer that goes in your pocket.

The headset system is now available for purchase at $2295, and you can add a professional developer package for an extra $495. This Professional Developer Package provides a hub that enables you to connect the headset to a computer. The company also offers a 24-hour replacement for Magic Leap One in case of breakage.

Magic Leap One features three components:

Lightwear Headset

Magic Leap One comes with a “lightwear” headset that includes cameras, sensors, speakers and optical relay that work in conjunction with the processor in the Lightpack. It has a spatial audio system which includes onboard speakers and 3.5 mm jack. This audio system blends and co-ordinates with the virtual objects. It also maintains the balance between the distance and intensity of the sound with great accuracy and control.

One more feature that will be available soon in Magic Leap One headsets is an option for inserting a lens based on your personalized eyeglasses.

Superpowered Lightpack processor

What’s different in this new headset system is that the processor of this system resides in a small, wearable and portable Lightpack, which can be clipped onto your pocket.

The processor consists of an integrated GPU and CPU with an 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity. It has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery which can be used for upto 3 hours. It also comes with a 45-watt USB-C Power Delivery (PD) charger.

Handheld Controller

Magic Leap One does not require additional external sensors to deliver six degrees of freedom, also known as 6DoF. It consists of a touch-sensitive trackpad, 8-bit resolution Trigger button, Digital Bumper button, and a digital home button.

For more information on Magic Leap One, check out its official website.

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