The Magic Leap 2 headset is launching on September 30th for a beginning value of $3,299. The combined actuality machine is a smaller and lighter successor to the 2018 Magic Leap, and amongst different enhancements, it includes a wider discipline of view — but additionally, as anticipated, a better value.
Magic Leap has already distributed the Magic Leap 2 to a restricted set of companions, together with neurotech company SyncThink and (*2*). In September, it will likely be out there for basic buy in a number of markets, together with the US (the place it’s promoting by retail associate Insight), Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Launches in Japan and Singapore are deliberate for the top of 2022.
The headset is available in three packages, principally various by software program help and meant function. The $3,299 “Base” package deal consists of the headset and a restricted guarantee. The $4,099 “Developer Pro” choice provides growth software program instruments and entry to early software program releases, nevertheless it’s restricted to inside growth — not full business deployment. The $4,999 “Enterprise” package deal consists of quarterly software program updates and instruments to handle deploying the headsets throughout a corporation.
All packages include the Magic Leap 2 headset, the pc puck that powers it, and the straightforward remote-style controller. It’s the identical fundamental format because the earlier headset, which offered beginning at $2,295, nevertheless it has been slimmed down and lightened from 316 grams to 260 grams. It’s acquired an expanded 70-degree discipline of view, which continues to be restricted however is considerably much less boxy than its predecessor. Many Magic Leap 2 specs have been outlined in January — and Magic Leap has been talking about the device since 2019 — however now you can discover the full hardware specifications on its product web page.
Magic Leap continues to be emphasizing that the headset is for enterprise, not shopper, use. The firm has expressed a willingness to reenter the buyer market sooner or later, however after step by step shifting focus between 2018 and 2020, there’s nonetheless no signal of that taking place — which isn’t shocking. Even main shopper gamers like Apple and Meta have held off on revealing mass-market glasses simply but.