A standalone augmented reality viewer that achieves absolute positioning thanks to its two front cameras and can also be connected to a PC.
Nreal he has presented at the CES his autonomous augmented reality glasses Nreallight, that bet on a small and light design very similar to a conventional sunglasses, although to achieve this size they use an external accessory (in the style of Magic Leap) that houses components such as the processor and the battery.
“Nreal aims to develop the next generation of augmented user experiences, mixing virtual content with the real world through mixed reality glasses. Not only can we deliver a truly immersive experience, but we can also make it accessible to everyone, easily and conveniently,” says Chi Xu, CEO of Nreal.
The Nreal glasses have a weight of only 85 grams and offer a resolution of 1080p with a viewing angle of 52º, in addition to other features such as absolute positioning, low latency, spatial sound, voice interaction with two microphones and 3dof controller with haptic response. As for the positioning technology, the company says that, despite their tiny size, they are able to achieve SLAM accurately and realistically thanks to the two front cameras that integrate.
The processing pack, which has been designed by them and that connects via USB-C to the glasses, has inside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Hugo Swart (head of Qualcomm’s RX) says these types of devices “integrated, lightweight and able to seamlessly blend immersive experiences with the real world” help drive the ecosystem while bringing us closer to consumer adoption.
Nreal Light comes with interchangeable prescription lenses and multiple colors, and the USB-C allows you to connect the glasses to a PC as well. In an interview with VentureBeat, they have commented that they expect to launch their product in the second or third quarter of this year for a price below $ 1,000.
The Chinese company has also announced that it has raised $ 15 million from Shunwei Capital, China Growth Capital (CGC), APlus, Siasun and iQiyi.