WSJ's Joanna Stern Test Drives Magic Leap's Augmented-Reality Goggles
Magic Leap’s Augmented-Reality Goggles show the real world but also 3-D floating objects. One might see floating dinosaurs, space aliens or a miniature Lebron James playing basketball on your dining room table.
Close-Up View of Goggles
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Her conclusion: "The $2,300 headset is nowhere near ready for the masses, not in substance nor style."
I have not seen these goggles but her statement is easy to agree with.
For the first 5 to 15 minutes these things would be very fun. Then what? After at most a half hour one would probably be sick of it. At least I would.
How long could you watch floating jellyfish in your room or dinosaurs dancing on your kitchen table.
There may be an educational use for these goggles, but as entertainment one would quickly grow tired of this $2,300 toy.
One educational use I envision is for a person to look at an object and the the software will show a translation and related objects translated as well: You are looking at a chair. Two chairs and a table, etc., in varying languages.
Add voice, say "plane" and the software will have planes and helicopters flying at you, with the translated words floating around as well.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock