Magic Leap unveils its hotly anticipated AR headset ahead of 2018 debut

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I don’t think there’s been a bigger hype train of recent years than that of the Magic Leap’s Augmented Reality tech. Despite a select few having heavily embargoed hands on with the tech many have speculated it’s nothing more a than a well spun than pipe dream.

Suffice to say today’s announcement and unveiling of it’s “creator’s edition” version of the hardware is an extremely pleasant surprise.

The new AR set consists of a pair of slimmed down googles that connects to what Magic Leap are calling a “Lightpack” – a small, disc shaped brain that clips onto your belt. The Lightpack contains a dedicated GPU and is said to be similar in power to a MacBook Pro or an Alienware gaming PC.

Exact dates and pricing were absent from the unveil in true Magic Leap fashion but the company said we should expect the SDK to be released early in the new year with final hardware coming after. Take that with a grain of salt though, Magic Leap promised the SDK back in 2015!

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