Magic Leap patent suggests it's working on a slim VR or AR headset

Could a slim VR or AR headset be in our near future?


Magic Leap appears to be working on an augmented reality device, that is, according to some newly-discovered patents which the company applied for.

The patent, which was submitted to the U.S. Patent Office, is for “virtual or augmented reality headsets having adjustable interpupillary distance.”  In other words, either a VR or AR headset with a dial that can change the distance between the device’s images and the wearer’s eyes, which is commonplace for such a device these days.

What has piqued our interest is not only the fact Magic Leap is now working on a headset, but the fact that what they’ve drawn up is much sleeker and slimmer than what’s currently available on the market. This is even more impressive considering previous patents have shown headsets with a much larger headset that is similar to its competitors, such as the Microsoft HoloLens.

While patents have a tendency to resemble the final product of a device, we’re hoping in this case, Magic Leap has figured out a way to create an augmented reality device that is sleek and portable enough to warrant real-world applications.

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