22:12 30 March 2017
Google-backed startup Magic Leap may release its light-field smart glasses later this year, a new report has claimed. The $1,000 device, which will compete with Microsoft’s HoloLens, will add information and graphics on top of objects in the real world.
According to the Financial Times, the augmented reality eyewear is smaller than HoloLens but larger than a regular pair of glasses. They also offer wider field of view. It added: 'The headgear will be tethered to a small pack that provides battery and processing power, to put in a pocket or attach to a belt, and is likely to cost in excess of $1,000.
Magic Leap is yet to comment on such reports but has previously revealed few details of its futuristic eye wear. A demo released last year showed smartphone notifications and applications projected at eye level over the top of a user’s office environment.
Meanwhile, the FT report also claimed that Apple has been working on it own AR glasses technology.
'Apple first began to build a team to examine the feasibility of a head-worn device more than a year ago,' the report said.