Magic Leap reveals plans for a second-generation AR headset

Three years after lastly launching its debut augmented actuality headset, Magic Leap has outlined plans for a follow-up. The announcement comes because the startup reveals a recent spherical of funding to the tune of US$500 million, and continues a shift towards the enterprise market.

After a lot thriller, years of teasers and a complete lot of hype, Magic Leap launched its One Creator Version headset in 2018 for choose clients at a worth of $2,295. Like different augmented actuality headsets such because the Microsoft HoloLens, Magic Leap’s expertise lays laptop graphics excessive of the actual world, with customers interacting with that blended actuality by means of a headset powered by a small unit worn on the waist.

Within the time because it began rolling out that first headset, Magic Leap has endured a rocky highway on the enterprise facet of issues. It was moved to chop half of its jobs, shedding round 1,000 workers because the influence of the pandemic took maintain final yr, and started to focus its consideration on the enterprise market reasonably than delivering a client product.

Regardless of the discordance between the hype round AR and precise sensible advantages of the expertise, Magic Leap is constant this push into the world of enterprise purposes with a brand new CEO on the helm – Microsoft’s former VP of Enterprise Growth Peggy Johnson. The corporate says the additional $500 million in funding and new valuation of round $2 billion will advance these efforts, and help the roll-out of its second-generation product Magic Leap 2.

Magic Leap has introduced plans to launch a second AR headset

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As was the case with the unique, particulars are scarce on this forthcoming headset, although Magic Leap says it is going to function an elevated discipline of view and first-of-a-kind dimming performance to be used in vibrant settings. It’s also claimed that Magic Leap 2 would be the smallest and lightest AR headset designed for enterprise adoption, and is constructed in order that “you’ll be able to put in your head within the morning and put on all day lengthy.”

The corporate says it’s now working to convey Magic Leap 2 to market with basic availability slated for 2022.

Supply: Magic Leap

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