In the technological “supermarket”, the gondola of the smart glasses has more and more proposals. A few weeks ago Facebook presented its proposal in the segment in the hands of the Ray-Ban company, and in addition to the Spectacles of Snap Inc. it is expected that in the future Apple will also join the sector.
Meanwhile, the Chinese company Nreal just released their own glasses with augmented reality. The most striking thing about the product is that it allows access to streaming and mobile games.
Baptized “Air“, are smartglasses require connection to the phone and resemble sunglasses, a plus for a category of products that, depending on the google glass failure, are aware that they must avoid designs that turn the user into a cyborg. Weighing 77 grams, it is capable of project a virtual screen up to 201 inches.
Nreal Air: wearable device details
The glasses of the Chinese manufacturer offer a field of vision of 46 degrees, with high color density and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The manufacturer has said that they expect users to use this device, for example, to watch videos.
“People will use Nreal Air simply to watch shows on YouTube or stream content on local streaming platforms (…) Another bulk of users will use it for development,” a company spokesperson told The Verge.
Air vs. Light
About a year ago, Nreal had launched the Light glasses. On the occasion, the company had faced accusations of plagiarism from Magic Leap, a company that targeted the founder of Nreal for stealing trade secrets.
After that lawsuit, the Chinese company already has two models of smart glasses in its catalog. In relation to Light, Air glasses are lighter. In addition, the novelty can also be paired with iPhone and iPad, unlike the previous product that was only compatible with Android devices.
The refresh rate is better: the older model has 60Hz. But unlike Light, Air doesn’t have motion tracking.
Price and availability
Nreal announced that Air will debut in Asian markets (South Korea, China and Japan) in December this year. The product is expected to reach more countries in 2022, although the manufacturer did not specify in which regions it plans to do so.
Following Engadget, Air may be easier to come by than Light as the Chinese company recently raised $ 100 million to fund its international expansion.