Magic Leap One

Magic Leap, a startup building a pair of smartglasses, announced a partnership with AT&T on Wednesday.
AT&T stores will demo the hyped glasses at select locations in the United States.
Magic Leap has raised $2.3 billion to build its glasses. It said that the glasses will ship later this year to “qualified designers and developers.”

Multi-billion dollar startup Magic Leap has been hunkered down in suburban Miami building a pair of secretive smart glasses that can place sophisticated computer graphics into the real world.

It’s almost ready to be shown to the world. And among the first public demos that aren’t for potential hires, partners, investors, VIPs or employees will take place in AT&T stores, according to a press release from the telecom giant.

Magic Leap’s glasses, “Magic Leap One, Creator Edition,” will ship “later this year to qualified designers and developers,” according to the release.

But if you’re not a qualified developer, you can try the device in AT&T stores, but not every single kiosk will get a pair of the glasses. Current AT&T customers will be able to “experience it” at certain stores in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, although the timeline for those experiences is unclear.

A Magic Leap representative declined to answer questions about when the experiences would open, if they would be limited to AT&T customers, or whether the exclusivity agreement prevents other retailers from carrying the glasses.

Magic Leap One is what’s often called an “augmented-reality” headset, although the company’s CEO, Rony Abovitz, prefers the phrase “mixed reality.” The glasses connect to a small computer that is worn on the user’s belt and its software is controlled through gestures and a controller.

The deal with AT&T also strongly implies that some versions of the Magic Leap hardware will have a cellular connection. AT&T Communications …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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