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Magic Leap unleashes its Magic Leap One augmented reality headset with its Creator Edition - but is this the start of something massive or a false flag?

That's a hefty asking price, albeit one that affords devs access to a mixed-reality headset that's been the subject of years of speculation.

Two cables extend out the back of the Lightwear headset, which feed down into the circular, belt-mounted Lightpack hardware unit.

Customers who decide to purchase the AR headset may opt to pay an extra $495 to upgrade to the Professional Development Edition.

Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz broke his self-proclaimed radio silence Tuesday night to tweet pictures of a launching rocketship, a Magic Leaper and link to a device with the model number 808, leading some to believe that the Magic Leap One Creator Edition will either launch Wednesday - Aug. 8 - or plans for the launch will be detailed Wednesday.

The company announced that its first headset would ship this summer, and now the goggles have hit the market with a price tag of $2,295. It is also worth noting here that the availability of the Creator Edition is presently limited to certain cities in the US. He had previously said that a version of Magic Leap would launch this summer, which ends on September 22.

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As announced at the time of its formal launch late previous year, the Magic Leap One goggles offer six degrees of freedom (6DoF) through the bundled Control, which offers force control as well as haptic feedback.

Powered by a Nvidia Tegra X2 processor, which sits around the wearer's waist in a "Lightpack", the Magic Leap One allows users to control and manipulate computer generated objects that can be seen only when the headset is worn, says Trusted Reviews.

Magic Leap's less-than-ideal launch plan is due in part to the company needing to ramp up supply.

"I love the color purple, I'm wearing purple today, and I may choose to put a purple hue on the world that I interact with", Khan said. We just launched it and we're in early orbit.

For connectivity, the device can connect to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Magic Leap made a lot of heads turn a few years ago with fantastic videos that showed glimpses into the augmented reality technology that it was working on. There isn't a cellular connection available on Magic Leap One. Battery life can vary based on use cases.

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