Nreal Light Mixed Reality Glasses: Unboxing Video
The Chinese AR glasses manufacturer Nreal is already shipping its Nreal Light glasses to buyers. The company began selling the glasses in December 2019. What’s in the box? An unboxing video provides the details.
At the moment, the glasses are only being shipped to developers. One of the developers has unpacked the box on YouTube. Although the video does not have any sound, it shows the components included in the box: Apart from the Nreal Light mixed reality glasses, the developer version is also being shipped with a pocket computer that will serve as a player or computing device.
The package also includes a frame for correction lenses as well as a controller which is the little red puck. Nreal is also offering correction lenses for the frame. One set that contains 15 inserts costs about $500.
The developer had placed his order soon after the pre-order began in Mid-November. His order was delivered on January 20 while another one for a simultaneous order is yet to arrive.
The Nreal Light glasses could as well as be the first affordable Augmented Reality glasses for the masses thanks to the fairly good specs and low pricing. The developer version on the Nreal Light glasses costs just under $1,200. The pocket computer drives up the price. The end user version of the glasses is set to be released without the pocket computer and will cost about $500. A fast USB-C connected smartphone will subsequently acts as a player.
The Nreal glasses run on PC and could, theoretically, also work as a multi-monitor replacement. According to the manufacturer, this could potentially be another application scenario.
During the CES 2020, first testers gave it mostly positive reviews. The hardware was smaller and more convincing although software still tended to crash. Nreal’s Nebula 3D operating system is still undergoing development. The company also announced that an eye tracking kit could also be a possible upgrade.
There are more augmented reality glasses, comparable to Nreal, that are expected to launch in the Chinese market later this year.