Magic Leap augmented reality headset goes on sale2018-08-09 17:16 by Daniela
Tags: Magic Leap
Magic Leap's much-anticipated augmented reality headset - Magic Leap One Creator Edition - is now available for purchase for the incredibly steep price of $2,295. This is a limited launch that's aimed at developers, with the headset only shipping to folks to certain major cities in the contiguous US.
Currently Magic Leap only has "limited quantities" available, and it's offering free in-person delivery and setup in six urban areas (Chicago, LA, Miami, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle). If you're not in a qualifying area, you'll have to make a reservation. Magic Leap promises to open up access to the product to several more cities this autumn, or between September and December.
For an extra $495, there's a "Professional Development Edition" that includes an extra "hub cable" and a service called RapidReplace, "a resource designed to provide a replacement device within 24 hours."
Having raised over $2.3 billion in funding since its inception in 2010, Magic Leap has generated a ton of hype yet still is shrouded in secrecy. The company is attempting to pull app developers into the fold with these early Creator Edition shipments, and the hope is that those developers are receptive to the headset and create the content it needs to succeed.
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