Nreal Light AR Glasses Coming to the U.S. Market on November 30 Through Verizon
Nreal has announced that its $599 Nreal Light augmented reality glasses will hit Verizon stores in the U.S. in two weeks’ time, on November 30.
Previously, the company only sold its compact ready-to-wear glasses across the Asian market.
The company began selling the Nreal Light AR glasses in South Korea in August last year. That very version that was launched across Asia is now coming to Verizon stores in the U.S.
Shoppers can purchase the augmented reality glasses at select Verizon retail locations nationwide to get their finger on Nreal’s immersive experience which is available in some of the most compact glasses yet. Shoppers will also be able to try out the experience at these retail locations before they decide to make a purchase.
Nreal isn’t the only tech company betting big on augmented reality glasses. Other top players including Meta and Niantic have big consumer AR glasses projects underway and will be launching devices in the future.
Nreal says it has introduced in-store sales to meet the growing demand for a next-generation and immersive mobile platform that transcends the scope of mobile usage.
To coincide with its U.S. launch, over 17 AR-native apps that were developed for Nreal Light will be available for download from the Google Play store. The AR device will work together with Verizon’s 5G network to get the full range of its gaming, entertainment, and productivity apps that will show the limitless potential of Augmented Reality technology.
The Nreal Light AR headset will be available on Verizon stores as well as on its online retail website for $600. The device runs on both Android & iOS smartphones. To fully leverage the six-degrees of freedom capabilities of the Nreal Light glasses, users can bundle the Nreal Light AR glasses with one of the products from Samsung’s portfolio of its 5G Galaxy phones or with the OnePlus 8 5G UW.
The Nreal Light AR device enables users to play 3D AR games, use an array of productivity solutions, and watch content practically from anywhere on a virtual 220-inch HD screen via Nreal Light’s native web browser.
Nreal has also introduced an update to NRSDK to satisfy content streaming demand. The latest SDK integration enables content providers to easily migrate DRM-streaming content to Nreal’s brand of Augmented Reality glasses from other mobile platforms without having to worry about triggering DRM restrictions.
Nreal recently partnered with Accedo for the launch of FutureTV that reimagines how content is rendered to audiences. FutureTV is an interactive design reference that has been developed on Google’s open-source media player ExoPlayer, a tool commonly used in validating DRM compliance. Nreal’s partnership with Accedo leverages 3D objects, multi-game displays as well as integrated e-commerce functions that help augment the viewing experience to create a good 3D environment.
Nreal Light AR glasses weigh just 3.74 ounces and have a 53-degree field of view. In-store sales in the U.S. begin November 30 and online consumer sales start on December 2.