The Magic Leap One Creator Edition finally arrived earlier this month and it received mixed opinions from those that have seen it – the lucky few in the US. Now that the hardware is officially out there needs to be some content, so Magic Leap needs creators, partners and from across the world to get together and consolidate their knowledge. And what better way than an event in Los Angeles, California, the L.E.A.P. Conference to be precise.
Continuing Magic Leap’s trend for keeping secrets few details have been released regarding the L.E.A.P. Conference. It’ll take place between 8th – 9th October 2018, and will be focused on teaching and accelerating attendees knowledge of spatial computing. So hopefully at the end of the two days they’ll have learnt how to maximise the potential of the device.
Cryptically, Magic Leap has stated: “Expect some playtime with Magic Leap One, a sneak peek at some of our top-secret collaborations, and the chance to rub shoulders with the leading minds in mixed reality. We might even have a few surprises in store…”
If you already own the Magic Leap One Creator Edition and you want to learn more then head on over to the L.E.A.P. Conference website to signup.
At the moment the actual user base is going to be very small, not only because the Magic Leap One Creator Edition starts from $2,295 USD, but also only select cities in the US are actually eligible for delivery. It’ll be interesting to see if Magic Leap decide to release sales figures for what is essentially a development kit, and possibly years away from an actual consumer product.
The Magic Leap One system is comprised of three parts, the main headset (called Lightwear), a battery and processing unit termed ‘Lightpack’, and a 6 degrees of freedom (6DoF) movement controller. One of the biggest negatives seized upon regarding the headset was the field of view (FOV). Listed as 40 degrees horizontal by 30 degrees vertical its only just bigger than Microsoft’s HoloLens and much smaller than any VR headset. When further details for the L.E.A.P. Conference are available VRFocus will let you know.