Your Magic Leap update: CEO says pics of a bulky rig aren't the final headset

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Our patience with Magic Leap is wearing pretty thin. We've been waiting for over two years for the revolutionary - or so we're told - mixed reality tech and the eyewear that makes it possible.

But hey, with $1.4 billion behind it from Google, Qualcomm and Warner Bros, we assume Magic Leap will turn up at some point. In what form, though, that's the real question.

Read this: Magic Leap - Everything we know so far

The latest edition in the saga is that its CEO Rony Abovitz has been forced to tweet out that a leaked pic (below) of a bulky backpack PC tethered to a headset isn't the final Magic Leap AR device.

WareableYour Magic Leap update: CEO says pics of a bulky rig aren't the final headset

Abovitz tweeted: "The photo shows an @magicleap R&D test rig where we collect room/space data for our machine vision/machine learning work."

Just recently, rumours were swirling that engineers were hastily trying to build a new prototype for a board meeting and Beyonce was not impressed by her demo. From the leaks, it seems that the main issue is shrinking the hardware down to something people would wear.

WareableYour Magic Leap update: CEO says pics of a bulky rig aren't the final headset

Back in December, the company was defending itself against claims that it had oversold what it's capable of and the first AR device to be released with its Lightfield technology would not stack up to CG heavy demo videos.

Abovitz, at the time, said: "For our launch, everyone - skeptics and friends alike - will be able to try Magic Leap for themselves," though there's still no indication of a release date.

And it's a hell of a long time since our Magic Leap will blow your tiny mind story in April 2015.

Via: SlashGear, Business Insider

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