Magic Leap 2 to Launch on September 30, to Cost $3,299
The launch date of the Magic Leap 2 headset has finally been revealed as September 30th and it will launch with an enterprise-level starting price of $3,299. Magic Leap 2 is meant to take on Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 in the enterprise augmented reality market.
The Magic Leap 2 headset is both smaller and lighter than its predecessor which was launched in 2018. It also has a wider field of view than the previous Magic Leap headset. The spoiler is that it carries a steep price tag.
The Magic Leap 2 headset has already been distributed to a limited number of partners, among them several medical companies and the neurotech company SyncThink.
On September 30th, it launches in several markets, including the US, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain as well as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for general purchase. There are also planned launches in Japan and Singapore at the end of this year.
The Magic Leap 2 headset will be available in three packages and these will be based on software support as well as their intended purpose.
The “Base” package of the headset will contain the headset along with a limited warranty and will retail at $3,299.
There is the “Developer Pro” version which adds development software tools as well as access to early software releases and will retail at $4,099. This option will be limited to internal development and is not meant for full commercial deployment.
Finally, there is the “Enterprise” package which adds quarterly software updates as well as tools for managing the deployment of the headsets across an organization.
All the packages will contain the Magic Leap 2 headset along with a computer puck powering it and a simple remote controller.
The format is the same as that of the previous Magic Leap headset which had a starting price of $2,295. However, the Magic Leap 2 headset is not only slimmed down but also weighs less. The weight has been trimmed down to 260 grams from 316 grams.
The field of view has expanded to 70 degrees. Although the FOV is still limited, the Magic Leap 2 headset is not as boxy as its predecessor.
Some of the Magic Leap 2 headset specifications were revealed in January this year but the full specifications are now available on the product page.
Magic Leap has insisted that this is an enterprise headset. Although the company promised the market a consumer headset and changed its focus between 2018 and 2020, there are still no hints that we might see a Magic Leap consumer headset any time soon. Other major players including Meta and Apple are also holding back on the reveal of mass-market glasses at this time.