Magic Leap CEO says second-generation headset will ship later this year

Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson says the mixed reality headset company will be shipping limited quantities of a second-generation device at the end of this year, with broader availability in the first quarter of 2022.

  • Johnson said a launch of the Magic Leap 2 could be only months away
  • The device is half the size of the first-generation headset and about 20 percent lighter.
  • The device is optimized for professional use and is designed to be wearable for long periods, and it’s supposed to double the Magic Leap One’s field of view.
  • “For frontline workers, the product has to be something comfortable that they can wear all day long.”
  • Magic Leap has spent the past year transitioning from an all-purpose mixed reality company to a specifically business-focused one.
  • Johnson told Protocolthat she sees a “massive” opportunity for enterprise AR headsets.
  • Johnson says she sees a more viable short-term future in areas like health care or military applications. “The devices are still getting there. They’re not quite right for consumers, but they’re perfect for the enterprise.”

Read full interview with Protocol.

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