Magic Leap’s AR headset could look like something out of Star Wars

We now have a good idea of what the mysterious Magic leap AR headset will look like, courtesy of a recent patent application.

We’ve known for some time that Google and Qualcomm (among others) have been pouring money into a secretive augmented reality company called Magic Leap. But all we’ve seen from this $542 million project is some stunning demos, some high-flying promises, and the mouths-agape testimonies of those investors who have experienced it first-hand.

Magic Leap will project augmented reality images directly into your eyes, rather than onto a screen in front of your eyes like the HoloLens or Google Glass. AR means that these images will mix in seamlessly with the world around you.

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Now a new design patent has emerged showing us what the first Magic Leap headset could look like. Unfortunately, it won’t make you look like any less of an idiot than current VR and AR standards.


Of course, a rough sketch in a patent application is no guarantee of a final design. These images aren’t accompanied by any details on how the device actually works, either.

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Still, the patent offers an indication as to what kind of thing we can expect whenever Magic Leap finally starts showing off its hardware to the public. When that might be is completely up in the air at present.

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