The second generation of augmented reality glasses is available today in the United States, as well as in Europe.
After a first version released in 2018, Magic Leap offers its second AR headset, still intended for professionals and developers.
A smaller, lighter and more advanced AR headset
The Magic Leap One was criticized when it was released for its somewhat bulky design and the brand decided to listen to the feedback before going back to the drawing board.
The Magic Leap 2 is therefore here 50% smaller and 20% lighter than the previous version and promises improved comfort, even during long sessions of use.
The brand has also significantly improved the visibility of the information displayed on the integrated screens, thanks to a “dynamic gradation” of the overlay which makes the virtual elements more solid and realistic.
The optics have also been revised with a wider field of vision than its competitors at 70 degrees diagonally and Magic Leap also promises better text visibility.
A product designed for professionals, with prices to match
Regarding the technical data sheet, the Magic Leap 2 integrates an AMD Zen 2 quad-core processor, a 12.6 megapixel main camera and several additional cameras used by the headset for depth calculation, gaze tracking and field of view. Hand tracking is also provided at a rate of 60 frames per second.
The product also includes 256 GB of storage to install most of the applications developed for the augmented reality headset and the autonomy is estimated at 3.5 hours by the manufacturer with continuous use.
As we said above, the Magic Leap 2 is intended for the professional market, and the prices charged by the brand confirm this. The basic model is thus invoiced 3,299 dollars in the United States, and 4,029 euros in Europe.
The Developer Pro edition, which also includes tools for creating applications and new uses, as well as access to development versions of the software, is sold at $4,099. The Enterprise version finally retails at a price of $4,999.
Source : Engadget