I recently revisited Jump into the Light which is a place to try out the latest and greatest Virtual Reality Gear on the Lower East Side. Despite its new location and the latest gear and games, not much changed from when I visited six months ago (surprising!). The truth is that the VR gear (Oculus & Vibe) is expensive and not that exciting (to me) yet.
Enter Magic Leap! Magic Leap is looking at the virtual reality world and turning it on its head. It is looking to change the virtual reality experience by using augmented reality instead. This means the users' real-world view through the glasses is augmented with digital information. When you put on the goggles, you don't have to check out of the real world, but you have the option. This will be closer to Google Glass, but a more immersive experience. They have raised over 2bn dollars and are expected to ship their product later this Spring. I can't wait for my extra set of eyes!