The mysterious Magic Leap could lastly be transport quickly, albeit in an especially restricted and costly kind.
Bloomberg cites sources acquainted with the matter in saying that the augmented reality firm is planning to ship out its first device to a “small group of users” inside the subsequent six months, and it’ll price between $1,500 and $2,000. Whether or not this would be the first actually consumer-ready model of the device and the way folks will be capable of get their palms on it stays to be seen, nevertheless it’s mentioned to be smaller than the Oculus Rift and requires users to hold one other device across the size of a phone for wi-fi processing and data supply.
The report additionally states that funding firm Temasek Holdings Pte. is contemplating contributing to a brand new financing spherical of greater than $500 million for the corporate. If true, that will worth Magic Leap at near $6 billion following earlier funding rounds.
For context, the developer version of Microsoft’s HoloLens prices $three,000. Magic Leap is assumed to supply the same experience to HoloLens, projecting virtual objects into the actual world, however the way it stacks as much as that experience stays to be seen.
Lately we discovered a Magic Leap patent that revealed a pair of glasses, although the corporate acknowledged that this was not the ultimate product. It’s been an extended highway to truly studying something about Magic Leap; will the curtain lastly be lifted inside the subsequent few months?