Magic Leap’s second attempt at augmented reality glasses seems to be a success.
The initial Magic Leap headgear, which presented three-dimensional objects as though they were in the same room as the wearer, caused a lot of buzz four years ago. However, despite the substantial funding and extensive study, Magic Leap failed to achieve many sales.
Now that the corporation has taken a step back, it is ready to try its hand at augmented reality once again. The Magic Leap 2 is a new pair of augmented reality smart glasses (ML2).
Can Magic Leap’s fortunes be turned around by the sequel to the original? Magic Leap 2 is primarily targeted at businesses, but the firm hasn’t ruled out the possibility of consumer uses in the future.
Price and release date for Magic Leap 2
According to sources, Magic Leap 2 is already in beta testing with a small number of commercial clients. However, Magic Leap isn’t revealing any price or availability information at this time.
There are a few things we do know, though, concerning the eyeglasses. A price increase from the originals’ $2.295 starting point has been verified by Magic Leap. A 2022 delivery date for Magic Leap, however, is contingent on regulatory permissions.
a concept for the second Magic Leap
The new Magic Leap 2 goggles are designed to make many enhancements over the first model. Specific to the new glasses, they include slimmer frames, a broader field of vision, and an innovative mechanism that makes the AR features look crisper even when the glasses are worn outside.
Magic Leap 2 isn’t dramatically different from its predecessor in terms of looks. The Magic Leap 2 goggles resemble dark grey goggles much like the original. Holographic pictures may be projected into the environment thanks to the glasses’ Liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) screens.
The goggles link to a round puck-like computer, which may either be affixed to the user’s clothes or worn with the aid of a shoulder strap. When compared to the greatest virtual reality headsets, this headgear is lighter because of the computer’s ability to handle the electronics. Compared to the 316 grammes of the original Magic Leap product, the redesigned spectacles only weigh 248 grammes, or 8.7 ounces.
There’s an AMD CPU in the Magic Leap 2 instead of the Nvidia-based silicon that was utilised in the first headset, according to the firm.
Wearing the ML2 AR glasses over prescription eyeglasses is not possible. To counter this, Magic Lens has developed prescription inserts that go into the goggles and hold them close to the eyes so they don’t interfere with the lenses’ ability to focus.
Magic Leap 2 has a variety of new capabilities.
Recently, Magic Leap has begun demonstrating its Magic Leap 2 goggles to members of the press. It seems that these qualities are the highlights of what Magic Leap glasses have to offer, according to the stories that have come out.
AR glasses, unlike virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Quest 2, are meant to overlay digital 3D items on top of the actual world. Dynamic Dimming:
The Magic Leap 2’s field of vision (FoV) is thus 70 diagonal degrees rather than the 50 of the original. Now are numerous VR headsets out there that give a field of view of roughly 110 degrees, but that’s still narrower than our own natural field of view.
The Magic Leap 2 is expected to be one of the most powerful AR glasses on the market because of its ability to maximise the available field of view. New features in the Magic Leap 2 include Dynamic Dimming, which dims some sections of a user’s vision to near-darkness so that digital material stands out against a background of real-world objects. Thus, holograms should be sharp and bright as a consequence.
Sliders allow for a light transmission range of 22 percent to 0.3 percent of the actual world’s light, asserts Magic Lens’ feature. Using the Magic Leap 2’s dimming technology, a complete room, or just a portion of it, may be instantly darkened to improve contrast or concentrate on digital material.
Real-world items can be seen even in complete darkness, whereas virtual ones can be seen even in the brightest settings. In fact, Magic Leap 2’s holographic information is visible to surgeons even in brightly illuminated operating rooms because to better picture clarity, colour accuracy, and text readability.
Audio and tracking The updated glasses include two eye tracking cameras per eye instead of the previous Magic Lens’ single camera. The additional camera, according to Magic Leap, enhances picture quality and reduces rendering mistakes.
3D positional audio, which has been a staple in VR headsets, as well as in headphones like Apple’s AirPods, is also used in the gadget. Multiple discussions can be better tracked with the Magic Leap 2’s 3D audio, as well as directed to regions outside of the user’s present field of vision.
Improved controller tracking is another selling point for the Magic Leap 2. For monitoring controller movement, the first Magic Leap product relied on electromagnetic fields. For tracking in Magic Leap 2, sensors in the headgear and cameras built into the controller use optical tracking.
To address the issue of occlusion in controllers in most AR and VR systems, the Magic Leap 2 will use a headset-based tracking configuration.
What do we know about Magic Leap 2?
While virtual reality headsets have become increasingly commonplace, augmented reality glasses have failed to take off. However, AR glasses like the Magic Leap 2 provide users a feeling of both the real and digital worlds at the same time, delivering a far more natural experience than fully immersive VR headsets.
At the same time as Google, Apple, and Meta are all working on the next generation of smart eyewear, Magic Leap 2 is launching to compete with their efforts. Apple’s VR/AR headset, according to rumours, might be unveiled as early as this year.
However, Magic Leap seems to be focusing on corporate use cases to assist remote and frontline employees connect and access information in the field, rather than attempting to appeal to consumers. With the aid of its dynamic dimming, Magic Leap 2 may be marketed as a wearable gadget that can be used throughout the day.
An open source operating system based on Android Open Source Project powers the Magic Leap 2, which is expected to foster a vibrant app development community and so make up for the shortcomings of the first Magic Leap.