Nreal Air Glasses Launches Cool, Immersive Augmented Reality


The first thing you notice when wearing the Nreal Air AR glasses is how light they are. Then when you turn it on, how immersive and impressive are the augmented reality effects really?

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Unlike pull-on virtual reality headsets, they are not much larger than regular glasses. It’s actually 2.79 ounces, or 79 grams. It looks good and is hard to distinguish from regular sunglasses at first glance. Until you find a cable that winds from your ear to your smartphone.

In fact, this isn’t usually the spec or how sunglasses work, but that’s the only downside. Inside the glasses, two 3,840 x 1,080 pixel OLED displays project images onto the internal lenses, making them look very different.

The phone on the other side of the wire is a remote control, with a large screen button on the app that you hardly ever need to look at.

It’s great because a virtual screen equivalent to a display of up to 201 inches is placed in front of you to focus the user’s attention. But when you use it, you only know that the screen takes up most of the screen. View.

This means it’s perfect for watching Netflix or BT Sports on the train, or playing games on the way to work.

Audio is delivered via directional speakers on the arm of the glasses, but you can opt for a Bluetooth connection to your favorite in-ears if you wish. You can also connect a Bluetooth game controller.

Nreal Air AR glasses rely on proper connectivity, Wi-Fi or 5G. This may be one of the reasons why it’s exclusive only to EE, the UK carrier that provides advanced 5G services.

You can still see the world around you, but if you really want to lose yourself in a streamed movie, you can lock in the light shield.

One of the reasons the Nreal Air glasses are so lightweight is that they don’t have batteries. These glasses draw their power from the connected Android phone. Expect to be able to stream video for up to 5 hours before your phone starts having problems. Enough for most everyday commuting.

It can be worn over existing specs, an adjustable nose clip ensures a good fit, but more comfortable without it.

The Air Casting option means other features of the phone can also be shown on the same large virtual display. This is an effective screen mirroring effect.

The screen effect is excellent and if the circumstances allow it will be improved with a Light Shield. But it’s good enough to find a cool way to get big screen effects from a pair of lightweight and attractive specs.

The Nreal Air AR glasses go on sale next week and cost $490 (£399) to new or existing EE customers, and eligible customers can pay interest free for 11 months.

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