There are precious little details about this mysterious start up, but with a huge amount of money behind it, there’s the potential for something truly groundbreaking.
- Demos Look Incredibly Advanced
- Pretty Much No Solid Details
VRS OVERALL RATINGRecomended Not Recomended
As you can tell from the infobox above, there’s a lot about the Magic Leap headset that’s “TBA” or “to be announced”. It’s been this way for years and Magic Leap has developed a reputation for being one of the most secretive AR startups in the world right now.
This air of mystery is clearly not an accident and the lack of concrete details have generated a lot of interest in the company. It’s not that the company has shown us nothing at all. In fact a lot of the hype comes from the various tech demos that Magic Leap have put out there.
They’ve shown some first-person demos of what the world will look like through the Magic Leap system, but any actual sign of the headset itself has been virtually non-existent.
The technology demos all look incredibly advanced. It includes occlusion of the projected object by real objects. For example, a virtual fish might swim behind something in the real world. Another first-person-shooter demo shows the user holding a virtual ray gun that looks photorealistic. Some have claimed that these demos are not real, but only concepts. Magic Leap says they are real and Google believes them, since the company put well over 500 million dollars in startup funding.
|Field of view||TBA|
|Sensors||Head Tracking, Other TBA|