Magic Leap just might be the most mysterious company in tech. What we do know is that it's making a head-worn augmented reality device, and it's raised over US$540 million in venture funding (including, most notably, from Google). Today the company got slightly less mysterious, showing us our first (simulated) glimpse of what it's like to use the product.
Though Magic Leap has said very little to date about its (in development) product, it appears to have many similarities to the (also not ready for primetime) Microsoft HoloLens, creating the illusion of 3D objects in the user's field of vision. The means of delivering the image to the user's eye differs, though, as Magic Leap's device apparently uses a proprietary technology that beams a digital light field onto the user's retinas.
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There could be a myriad of other differences between it and the HoloLens (form factor? size? shape?), but we just know too little about Magic Leap's work right now to do much but speculate.
Though the waiting game continues to find more official detail on Magic Leap's futuristic gear, you can whet your appetite by checking out the video below. If nothing else, it should incite your imagination as to what our augmented future may look like.
Product page: Magic Leap