Magic Leap has once again proved to be a truly staggering company. While raising billions of dollars at a very high valuation, the public has barely been able to see what the Magic Leap One mixed reality headset actually offers. But regardless of that notion the company has decided to start pre-orders for their Magic Leap One Creator Edition headsets at a staggering $2,295.
It is hard to imagine spending that much money to pre-order an HMD that we barely get to see. The only example of a public demo that Magic Leap offered was through their livestream. You got to see a fairly basic demo that provided the simplest hint that it offers a “mixed reality” experience.
There were a few media outlets that got to demo the Magic Leap in relation to its pre-order news and they didn’t shine to bright of a light on the product neither. A lot of the outlets described it to be a simple step up from the Microsoft Hololens and provides a 50 degree FOV.
A CNBC reporter stated, “Magic Leap’s lightfield technology wasn’t convincing enough that I actually thought there were objects in front of me.” The other media journalists reported just about the same thing.
With the high pre-order price point, we imagine that Magic Leap has high hopes for their current HMD. The company might possibly showcase more of the headset and provide more demos for the public to see. But for now, we imagine that anyone interested in immersive experiences will stick to VR headsets as the price point is more reasonable.
We will wait and see Magic Leap’s next moves.