The hype train that left the station years ago has reached its first stop, and now we finally have access to the Magic Leap One, the device many claimed to be the augmented reality space at takeoff would revolutionize. But is that really true? On Wednesday morning, as Next Reality predicted late Tuesday night, the company took the envelopes from their device and opened orders to the public. Along with the commercial launch (they say it's for developers, but anyone can buy a unit), we were also treated by a group of hands-on reviews of the device by independent users representing seven major media sites, those selected by Magic Leap were early demonstration of the final device
Well, until now, the consistent theme seems to be what I expected: slightly better than the HoloLens, but not a big "jump" from its biggest competitor. All in all, even the most forgiving reviews of the Magic Leap One seem to come with the general feeling of "Meh, it's alright for a first generation product".
The old-school Silicon Valley Journal seemed to sum things up The best of its quote from Magic Leap boss Rony Abovitz: "Rony Abovitz realizes that all the hype was a big mistake Guess we were arrogant, "he says.
Beyond That's little surprised at the experience. The most enthusiastic praise comes towards the end of the play, as Wired writes, "I will agree with all people who have seen Magic Leap and report that the technology paired with the choice of content really is different and better than other things I have seen. "
The Wall Street Journal
" I do not suggest anyone buy one ̵
1; maybe only for years. " Ouch! This pungent (but cautious) suggestion was accompanied on Twitter by a primitive animation. Maybe the animation is just a joke GIF – something that the reviewer knows and admires – but I doubt anyone will laugh at Magic Leap.