- 09-12-2016, 04:23 PM #1
What is Magic Leap?
Magic Leap is a secretive Augmented Reality (AR) company backed by big money including Google. Think Hololens, not VR.
Who is behind Magic Leap?
Take a look for yourself! Some incredibly skilled and experienced team members here: Magic Leap Team
What is the product?
Magic Leap is creating an AR headset. We currently have no idea what it will look like and most details are secret. Speculation is that it will have a wider field of view than Hololens and that it could even be something closer to glasses than an entire headset.
What have we seen so far?
You can find a handful of videos from this Magic Leap YouTube page here: Magic Leap YouTube
Why should we care?
That's up to you. Personally, I love the idea of Hololens, but I don't love many of the shortcomings, such as the size of the headset or the limited field of view that you won't really see in their promos. I have no idea what will come of Magic Leap, but I'm certainly eager to find out. If they can make this something I can wear comfortably and the FOV is improved, they may have the best AR/VR product yet. Time will tell.
Here's a fantastic article on Wired about Magic Leap: The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the Worlds Most Secretive Startup
So... What do you think? Are you excited? Have you already heard of this, or is this new to you?
Last edited by BioFanatic; 09-12-2016 at 06:11 PM.
- 09-13-2016, 12:36 PM #3
I've seen a couple things about Magic Leap and at first I was interested, but they are so secretive it has been hard to maintain any sort of enthusiasm. =)
I'm excited for some real concrete news, but right now it's all so vague.
- 09-14-2016, 01:26 AM #4
Looks promising I like their web site design it captures childhood memories, I'm still not sure about VR VS. AR, I tried AR on the Ipad I have and it's weird seeing these things in your own living room, with regards to the Star Wars video with C3P0 and R2D2 and VR VS. AR I think I would rather experience that in VR in it's native setting just seems to be more normal to me, like in a movie, but that might just be me.
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