Magic Leap finally announces a headset… but it’s vague, rendered in Photoshop

Enlarge / Say hello (or "yikes") to Magic Leap One. (credit: Magic Leap)

Fans and hopefuls in the VR and AR spaces have long wondered when Magic Leap would finally reveal anything to cash in on years of hype and $1.9 billion in investments. Most people who saw the company's first product announcement on Wednesday may still be waiting.

The company has finally announced a product, dubbed the Magic Leap One, which includes a headset, a single wand controller, and a "lightpack" processing unit—the latter to be worn on your waist like a high-tech fanny pack. The kit is currently advertised as a "developer" device and has a vague launch window of 2018—which will hopefully be enough time for the company to actually show us the final, physical product. No price has yet been announced.

Wednesday's announcement, unfortunately, only shows a few static images of what the product will look like, and thanks to perfectly smooth details and a lack of realistically dangling cord connecting the headset to the lightpack, it's fair to assume that Magic Leap has only delivered a Photoshop render of its long-in-development product. No video footage of the device being worn was released on Wednesday.

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