With Apple’s WWDC looming in the horizon and with the rumors that the company is finally ready to unveil its mixed reality headset, the hype surrounding these “reality” based technologies is at its peak because if a tech giant like Apple is interested, you can bet that the rest of the world will be watching.
If you’re keen on AR based technology but don’t want to pay Apple’s rumored $3,000 price tag, then you might be interested to learn that Chinese tech company Nreal has announced some major changes of their own.
The company has announced that they will be undergoing a rebranding, where instead of being called Nreal, they will be calling themselves Xreal. In the process, they have also announced that their Nreal Air smart glasses will be now known as the Xreal Air, and that there will be a new gadget called the Xreal Beam to accompany it.
The Xreal Beam is basically an adapter of sorts. It is small and shaped kind of like Apple’s iPod Classic. With this adapter, users will be able to use the Xreal Air’s spatial display technology with other devices. This means that you can take advantage of the Xreal Air’s 201-inch AR display and use it with other devices like your PC, your gaming console, and more.
This will open up all kinds of possibilities, especially with gaming where you are no longer limited to the size of your living room and the size of your TV. You can also play pretty much anywhere and look anywhere and the virtual screen will move with you. There is support for both wired and wireless connections, and its 4,870mAh battery is said to be good for up to 3 hours of use.
There is currently no mention of how much the Xreal Beam will cost, but pre-orders will be going live on the 1st of June.