Second-Generation Wearable Technology (AR) Glasses From Magic Leap are Currently Available on The Market

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While still expensive, Magic Leap 2 is far more comfortable.

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Credit: Magic Leap

The second version of Magic Leap’s augmented reality glasses is now for sale. The business has begun selling Magic Leap 2 in 19 nations, including the US, the UK, and the EU. The glasses are still intended for professionals and developers. However, they have a lot of design improvements that make them much more helpful and indicate where AR could be going.

The design is 20% lighter and 50% smaller than the original. So, it ought to be more bearable to wear for extended durations. Due to “dynamic dimming,” which gives virtual information a more solid appearance, Magic Leap also claims improved visibility for AR in strong light (think of a well-lit workplace). It is said that lens optics provide images of superior quality and text that is simpler to read. The company touts a broader field of view (70 degrees diagonal) than comparable wearables.

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With a quad-core AMD Zen 2-based processor, a 12.6MP camera (plus several cameras for depth, eye tracking, and field of vision), and 60FPS hand tracking for gestures, you should anticipate good power. Only 3.5 hours of continuous usage are available. However, the 256GB of storage—the biggest in any dedicated AR device, according to Magic Leap—allows capacity for more complex programs.

Naturally, this won’t be a hasty buy. Costing $3,299 is the Magic Leap 2 Base model. The Developer Pro edition, which costs $4,099, is the choice for developers that want more tools, enterprise capabilities, and early access for internal usage. Corporate buyers wish for a $4,999 Enterprise model with regular, managed updates and two years of business features.

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Credit: Magic Leap

You won’t buy this for personnal use as a result. This is more for healthcare, industry, retail, and other spaces where profits could easily offset the price. However, it joins projects from Qualcomm, Google, and others in showing where AR technology is going. Where early tech tended to be bulky and only ideal for a narrow set of circumstances, hardware like Magic Leap 2 appears to be considerably more usable in the real world.

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