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Magic Leap is Promoting Its First AR Headset for Simply $550 – Highway to VR


It appears to be like like Magic Leap is holding a barn burner of a sale on its first AR headset, Magic Leap 1, because the one-time $2,300 gadget can now be had for $550.

As first reported by GMW3, Magic Leap seems to be flushing extra inventory of the 2018-era AR headset by way of the Amazon-owned on-line retailer Woot. 

The itemizing (discover it right here) is for a model new Magic Leap 1, together with the headset’s hip-worn compute unit and single controller. The sale is occurring from now till June 1st, and contains a three-unit restrict per buyer. Amazon US Prime members qualify totally free transport, which should arrive to these of you within the decrease 48 in early June.

Should you’re tempted, there’s a couple of issues you need to know earlier than hitting the ‘purchase now’ button. Customers ought to be warned that since Magic Leap pivoted to service solely enterprise customers, that its Magic Leap World on-line app retailer isn’t more likely to see any new apps exterior of the handful that have been launched between 2018-2020.

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Nonetheless, there are a mixture of apps equivalent to Spotify or room-scale shooter Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders which could be higher suited as tech demos, giving potential augmented actuality devs a way of what you would possibly create for a bona fide AR headset, ostensibly in preparation for what gadgets might come—we’re Apple, Google, and Meta within the close to future for blended actuality headsets able to each VR and passthrough AR.

Launched in 2018, Magic Leap straddled an uneasy rift between enterprise and prosumers with ML 1 (recognized then as ‘ML One’). Reception by shoppers for its $2,300 AR headset was lukewarm, and messaging didn’t appear targeted sufficient to offer both builders or shoppers hope {that a} extra accessible little bit of ML {hardware} was but to come back. Then in mid 2020, firm founder and CEO Rony Abovitz stepped down, giving strategy to former Microsoft exec Peggy Johnson to take the reigns, who has so far positioned the corporate to solely goal enterprise with its newest Magic Leap 2 headset.

Right here’s the complete spec sheet under:

CPU & GPU

NVIDIA® Parker SOC
CPU: 2 Denver 2.0 64-bit cores + 4 ARM Cortex A57 64-bit cores (2 A57’s and 1 Denver accessible to functions)
GPU: NVIDIA Pascal™, 256 CUDA cores
Graphic APIs: OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1+AEP

RAM: 8 GB

Storage Capability: 128 GB (precise out there storage capability 95 GB)

Energy
Constructed-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. As much as 3.5 hours steady use. Battery life can differ based mostly on use circumstances. Energy stage will probably be sustained when related to an AC outlet. 45-watt USB-C Energy Supply (PD) charger

Audio Enter
Voice (speech to textual content) + actual world audio (ambient)

Audio Output
Onboard audio system and three.5mm jack with audio spatialization processing

Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11ac/b/g/n, USB-C

Haptics: LRA Haptic Gadget

Monitoring: 6DoF (place and orientation)

Touchpad: Contact delicate

LEDs: 12-LED (RGB) ring with diffuser

Energy: Constructed-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. As much as 7.5 hours steady use. 15-watt USB-C charger

Different Inputs
8-bit decision Set off Button
Digital Bumper Button
Digital Dwelling Button

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