Today is the day that Magic Leap One has been put on sale, but it seems that it does so in a rather limited way since it can only be purchased by hand delivery in the United States.
At the moment the rest of the world will have to wait, and it strikes us that the delivery is made in person, since a representative of Magic Leap takes you to your destination and also helps you set it up.
Thus, it is partially fulfilled what was stated by Rony Abovitz, CEO of Magic Leap, who said that it would have the price of a premium equipment (correct) and that it could be bought by anyone… here he failed to specify that this is anyone residing in the United States. In any case, the price of $2,295 it fits more or less with what has been speculating over the last few months, so most end users will certainly prefer to wait for the cheaper version intended for the ordinary consumer. Meanwhile, it is time for the bulk of developers to get down to work (remember that some strategic partners already have some units) to go shaping the applications for this augmented reality viewer that so much expectation raised a few years ago, but whose hype has been noticeably reduced as they have been showing it to the public.
Magic Leap One Creator Edition includes a series of applications that form the foundations of the experience and that can be integrated for the development of more complex ones. Among them stands out the Helio browser, the multimedia player Screens, and the Social collaborative application, all of them powered by the LuminOS operating system. In addition to these apps, some experiences are also available such as:
- Tónandi, an exploration that will take us on a journey through the sounds and images of the musical band Sigur Rós.
- Create, a sandbox that transforms our house into an underwater world in which we will have full freedom to draw, build and create in unimaginable ways.
- Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders, co-developed by Magic Leap and Weta Workshop, is coming soon and will allow us to defend, ray gun in hand, our own room of invading robots.