Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Technology

Nreal’s latest smartglasses were designed for watching YouTube


Chinese company Nreal has launched a new model of augmented reality glasses called Air, which was designed with streaming shows and playing mobile games in mind. Nreal released its first model, the Light mixed reality glasses, to consumers a year ago after fending off Magic Leap’s accusation that its founder stole trade secrets to build his own company. Air still needs to be tethered to a phone like the Light, but it it’s a lot lighter (77 grams to Light’s 106 grams) and looks more like an ordinary pair of sunglasses than its predecessor does. Nreal says it also has a better display, which has the capability to project a massive virtual screen up to 201 inches in size.

The device’s display has a 46-degree Field of View and is powered by a micro-OLED chip for AR devices. It has a high density of colors, with up to 49 Pixels Per Degree, and a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. In comparison, the Light has a 52-degree FOV and a 60Hz refresh rate. One significant feature the Light has and the Air doesn’t is inside-out tracking. The new model has no motion tracking at all, and a company spokesperson told us that based on Light’s usage, Nreal expects most owners to use the Air simply to watch shows on Youtube. They said:

“People we know will use Nreal Air (a large number of them) for simply watching shows on YouTube, streaming content on local streaming platforms (like Magenta by Deutsche Telekom) based on Nreal Light’s usage, which is why the tradeoff makes sense. The other bulk of users are using it for actual development. With that said, one of the biggest demands we saw was for using Nreal Light for a longer period of time (meaning lighter weight), and a more brilliant display. Those two would be the key features that were of paramount importance and the basis for how Nreal decided to strike a balance.”

A feature the Light doesn’t have, however, is Air’s “Adjustable 3-Step Rake System” that allows users to adjust the viewing angle by tilting the lens and the elastic temples. In addition, the Nreal Air can pair with Apple’s iPhones and iPads and not just with Android devices. That could increase the possibility of users finding others with the model, so they could take advantage of its new shared digital space that allows multiple people to watch shows at the same time on a single AR screen.

Nreal Air will initially be available in Japan, China and South Korea in December 2021 in partnership with leading carriers. It will roll out to other markets in 2022, though the company didn’t specify the additional regions where the device will be available. The firm recently raised $100 million to fund its international expansion, though, so the new model will likely be easier to purchase than the Light, which is only shipping in a handful of countries. Those interested will have to wait for the company to reveal how much the device will cost, though it did say that the Air will “retail at a fraction of the price of Nreal Light.”

Nreal

Nreal

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.



Source link

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Advertisement

Latest

Top Stories

Analytical data from BscScan, a sister product of Etherscan, reveals that Binance Smart Chain (BSC) surpassed 14.7 million blockchain transactions on Tuesday. This establishes...

Social Media

Twitter has shared some new insights into the rising discussion around college football and the NFL, which, like most sports, has seen a big...

Top Stories

Staples Center will now be known as Crypto.com Arena, after an agreement with its owner AEG. Staples Center is a multi-purpose arena that has...

Technology

Smart pick Beats Fit Pro Best value Beats Studio Buds For Apple users, the Beats Fit Pro come with all the bells and whistles...

Loan And Finance

23 months ‘too long’ to decide on claim: AFCA 15 November 2021 OnePath did not comply with the Life Insurance Code of Practice when...

Top Stories

Bitcoin (BTC) bounced at the pivotal $58,400 during Nov. 17 as the day continued choppy price action. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView...

Online Business Success

Photo: file Pakistan was recently ranked as a country with the fourth highest inflation rate in the world. Prices are skyrocketing, and no one...

Top Stories

Major crypto exchange Binance took a compliance-friendly approach to its business after years of cat-and-mouse game with regulators around the world and it worked...

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Blogging

In this post, I will discuss the top ten profitable blogging niches ideas for Adsense approval and high traffic. whether you use Blogger or...

SEO Guide

How to index website on Google? Do you want to drive more organic traffic to your new website? I am sure your answer is...

SEO Guide

Want to rank in Google image search? Images that you use as a featured images when writing a post actually appear on Google Images...

SEO Guide

There are all kinds of pictures of the world on the internet, but to find one of these specific pictures that you want to...

Advertisement