nreal unveils nreal light, mixed reality glasses that pack a vivid display, in a surprisingly compact size and a computing pack powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile VR Platform.
LAS VEGAS, Jan 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ nreal, developer of mixed reality (MR) glasses, announces nreal light, its first flagship ready-to-wear mixed reality glasses, not only resemble sunglasses but wear just as comfortably.
Founded in January 2017, nreal breaks ground with a radical consumer-focused design that favors comfort without sacrificing the display quality. While competing products herald a heavy goggle or helmet form factor, capable of being worn for no more than one hour, nreal light weighs just 85 grams - only slightly heavier than a pair of sunglasses, and can be worn for hours at a time.
Despite its compact form factor, nreal light breaks ground in achieving highly accurate and realistic interactions between digital avatars and the real world, powered by its Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithm, and only two onboard cameras.
nreal light’s display boasts an industry-leading 52º Field of View (FoV), 1080p resolution for vivid 3D graphics, and low latency, which combined with spatial sound, voice interactions and haptic-feedback controllers, offers an immersive mixed reality experience. The rich visual experiences are driven by a companion computing pack which is built on the foundation of cutting-edge technology, the Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform.
“Our advanced heterogeneous compute platform, Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR Platform, coupled with nreal’s sleek form factor yet high performance glass truly demonstrate that the future of XR is near,” said HugoSwart, head of XR at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “XR is the next mobile computing platform and these types of integrated, light, capable solutions that are designed to seamlessly blend immersive experiences with the real world, drive the ecosystem forwardand enable many new enterprise applications to emerge while bringing us closer to consumer adoption.”
At the same time, nreal light comes bundled with modern conveniences, including interchangeable prescription lenses, and multiple colors, but also cross-platform compatibility. A universal USB-C port not only supports nreal light’s proprietary companion computing pack, but it can also plug and play content from most USB-C compatible devices including laptops and desktops.
“nreal aims at developing next generation augmented user experience, by blending the virtual content with the real world through mixed reality glasses. Not only can we provide a truly immersive experience, but we can also make it accessible by everyone, easily, and in a very comfortable fashion”, said Chi Xu, founder and CEO of nreal. “We're excited to introduce nreal light, truly radical new mixed reality glasses that are designed to be comfortable and light and offer a fully immersive mixed reality experience. This is just a beginning.”
nreal also announces $15 million in total fundraising including its Series A from Shunwei Capital, China Growth Capital (CGC), APlus, Siasun and iQIYI.
“We’re greatly excited about the release of nreal, the world’s leading mixed reality glasses to be shipped to a high volume of customers, striking the right balance between convenience in size and a vividness of user experience that is consistent with the forefront of the industry,” said Zhang Hang, Senior Director at iQIYI. “iQIYI is passionate about evolving the online entertainment experience into an artform. Mixed reality puts you in the middle of the action, giving content creators the ability to create much deeper visuals and create ultimate immersion. We at iQIYI believe the MR field holds great promise, and look forward to helping shape the future of entertainment with nreal.”
Founded in January 2017, by Chi Xu and Bing Xiao, nreal is a developer of ready-to-wear mixed reality glasses. Its flagship product, nreal light, is the first lightweight and comfortable mixed reality glasses, sporting an industry-leading vivid display combined with SLAM-based environmental understanding AI algorithms for an immersive experience. nreal has raised $15 million in Series A funding from investors including Shunwei Capital, China Growth Capital (CGC), APlus, Siasun and iQIYI.
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