Magic Leap One mixed reality headset is now available to buy

Be warned though, the developer model costs a whole lot
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Super secretive startup Magic Leap has finally made its One mixed reality headset available to buy and it doesn't come cheap. But then, we had a feeling it would be on the expensive side.

As a reminder, the Magic Leap One Creator Edition is aimed at developers and you can buy one from the Magic Leap website (if you live in the US), with prices starting at $2,295. To put that into perspective, Microsoft's HoloLens developer model came in at $3,000 so it's at least a little bit cheaper.

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That sizeable financial outlay will get you the Magic Leap One Lightwear goggles, Control, Lightpack, a one-year limited warranty and an optional shoulder strap. In terms of specs, the Leap One is being powered by an Nvidia system-on-chip tech, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The built-in battery will give you up to 3 hours of continuous use with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB-C connectivity. There's on-board speakers and a headphone jack to plug in your cans.

Again, we should reiterate this is not designed for consumers and as yet there's been no concrete details about when everyone will be able to own one. The company did recently announce a partnership with AT&T and giving people the opportunity to see the hardware in action in AT&T stores in Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles to start with.

So now it's here it's over to the devs that are eager to splash the cash to start showing off just how good the tech is. We might have to wait a few months to find out, but we're keen to find out if the massively hyped tech is the real deal.

Magic Leap One mixed reality headset is now available to buy

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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