The virtual reality revolution is officially here, and one of the fastest growing augmented reality companies is ushering in the next generation of wearable display technology. Nreal is on a mission to make augmented reality and mixed reality accessible to everyone. They do this with some creative innovations, as well as some pretty impressive global partnerships. If you have tech fans on your gift list, Nreal Air AR glasses could be the right gift to make their year.
What is that?
At first glance, the Nreal Air AR glasses may look like a nice pair of designer glasses. But on closer inspection, you’ll find smart glasses that serve as a virtual theater in less than 3 oz of tech. Unlike most gaming VR headsets that focus exclusively on gaming, Nreal Air AR glasses balance technology and comfort while combining an immersive gaming experience with cinema-grade streaming compatibility. Nreal Air are the first AR glasses to be certified Low Blue Light, Flicker Free and Eye Comfort by TÜV Rheinland Group.
At launch, Nreal Air was compatible with Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch. With their latest firmware update, this list now includes the latest SteamOS, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Mac OS devices, including MacBooks and Android devices. Co-founder Peng Jin said the company intends to serve the gaming community and is looking to extend its unique AR experience to GeForce Now fans before the end of the year.
So what can I do with it?
Just got a shiny new PS5 and feel like it’s time to upgrade your TV, but don’t want to spend a few thousand dollars on a new high-end TV or monitor? Thanks to Air Casting, the Nreal Air can turn your iPhone, Steam Deck, Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 5 into a massive 130-inch Full HD portable display without any external monitor. Immerse yourself in driving games like Gran Turismo 7 in new ways and jump into the driver’s seat as you build your vehicle collection.
With AR Space, you can experience YouTube in seamless augmented reality, travel over 30 cities around the world with the Cycling app, travel the world with Teleport, or browse the web with the Space Browser as if you were Tony Stark. In collaboration with YouTube, Nreal was able to design a beta version of the AR experience based on its space browser, using APIs (application programming interface) provided by YouTube, to provide an infinite cascade of video streams.
Another big announcement came when Nreal previewed the Nebula for Mac Beta, turning all M1/M2 chip Apple laptops into multi-display workstations. Nebula lets you toss three 45-inch virtual displays around your MacBook Pro and drag apps across the different screens like you would with external monitors. Virtual screens sit at a distance of 1 meter and remain fixed in 3D space, even when you turn your head, using Nreal’s 3DoF (3 degrees of freedom) tracking system.
Nreal’s focus on delivering next-generation gaming experiences while creating the future of streaming and entertainment and enabling users to go beyond the limitations of their current devices makes Nreal Air a must-have for any tech lover; or yourself. You can enter your Nreal Air on Amazon for $379 and pick up Nreal adapter required for some devices for $59.