nreal mixed reality glasses will cost just $499, shipping later this year

Early this year, a young startup called named nreal announced its first mixed reality glasses. Unlike Microsoft HoloLens and Magic Leap One, nreal light mixed-reality glasses looked attractive. They resemble regular sunglasses and it weighs just 85 grams allowing anyone to wear it for hours at a time.

nreal today announced that consumer version of nreal will be available for just $499 later this year. The developer edition is launching today for $1199. To use the nreal light consumer version, you need to own an ‘XR optimized’ devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. You can connect the glasses with your device through an USB-C cable.

“We’re excited to finally make nreal light available to consumers, which at just $499 has dramatically lowered the barrier to adoption and introduces a new opportunity for mixed reality devices that are finally within the reach of an average consumer,” said Chi Xu, CEO and Founder of nreal.

nreal is also partnering with world-leading carriers including China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, EE, KDDI, KT, LG Uplus, Softbank Corp. and Swisscom for streaming 5G content to nreal glasses.

“nreal light Developer Kit” comes with three things: nreal light glasses, a 3 DoF controller and nreal’s proprietary computing pack. If you are interested in developing apps for nreal glasses, you can apply for the dev kit at https://nreal.ai/developer.

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