Magic Leap has quietly begun sending its mysterious augmented reality headsets into the wild. A small group of software developers recently received devices at their offices, according to people familiar with the matter. But access to the gadget comes with an usual caveat: They must commit to keeping them in locked safes. The Plantation, Florida-based startup is anxious about losing control. Magic Leap has gone to great lengths to maintain a cloud of secrecy around the product. The spread of devices is a prelude to the company’s plans to begin shipping kits to a wider population of developers, something it has promised to do later this year. Magic Leap is the most prominent startup working on augmented reality, technology that makes it appear as though three-dimensional digital objects exist in the physical world. It has raised more than $2.3 billion, making it one of America’s top-funded tech startups in recent years. It’s developing and manufacturing parts for the headsets in facilities in Florida while seeking to create a software platform around it. Continue reading at

Source: AdAge Digital Magic Leap ships first devices to developers under tight security