December 6, 2023

Apple could be engaged on its full-scale augmented actuality headset, Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional, however some corporations are content material to attempt to grasp the AR area with smaller-scale choices. Enter Xreal Air 2, the second technology of Xreal’s AR glasses, which first debuted in 2021 as Nreal Air. The corporate launched the glasses in China final month, however now they’re obtainable to preorder in Europe and the U.S.

The Xreal Air 2 glasses will supply improved shows and a extra comfy setup, the corporate says. Moreover, the corporate has launched the Xreal Air 2 Professional, which presents electrochromic dimming, permitting you to vary the extent of immersion from zero to one hundred pc. The glasses work by increasing no matter you’re viewing to an enormous display screen that may attain as much as 330 inches.

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The brand new Xreal Air 2 will use Sony’s latest 0.55-inch Micro-OLED show. It’ll show a full decision of 1920 x 1080 per eye and supply a refresh fee as much as 120Hz. It additionally sports activities 500 nits of brightness, in comparison with the unique Air glasses, which solely supplied as much as 400 nits. The brand new glasses are additionally 10 % thinner than the unique and as much as 10 % lighter.

A method that Xreal has continued to enhance the consolation of its glasses is by including improved elastic temples and a brand new set of “AirFit” nostril pads. The glasses additionally function softer supplies general, permitting for extra consolation throughout longer utilization periods. The glasses may also join through USB-C with video output, however there’s no wi-fi possibility, so that you’ll even be tethered to no matter gadget you’re related to.

Xreal says it additionally improved its speaker system by incorporating wrap-around spatial audio that makes use of an open-ear design focused on the wearer. The brand new glasses actually sound like a stable improve from the unique, other than the truth that there isn’t any wi-fi connection possibility. The Xreal Air 2 is listed at $399, whereas the Air 2 Professional will retail for $449.