I had the opportunity to test the Nreal Air AR glasses to review here on TechRadar, and it is undoubtedly one of the coolest tools I have ever used. The worst is the most expensive right now.
This handy has a hidden USB-C port on one end, allowing you to plug in a compatible smartphone. (opens in new tab). Do this and the glasses will show an HD screen of your phone in front of you if you sit in front of a 130-inch TV – and thanks to the speakers it looks like you have your normal video. .
Obviously the picture may not be as good as one of the high-end 4K TVs out there and the sound is a bit rare – a problem that is quickly solved by Bluetooth headphones – but on the easy-to-carry side is quite surprising. When paired with a 5G SIM card, Oppo Get X5, and Bose 700 headphones I can launch Netflix and let my long train travel faster.
I was not the only one who was impressed. As I was traveling with a friend when I was with Neal Airs, we were constantly arguing about who to wear; none of us enjoyed tolerance. Friends and relatives thought he was strange, too, by testing them. Even my whole Grandad technophobe was hit by glasses that would allow him to look at Mr. Bean wherever he was.
However, as with all professional demonstrations, one question is always asked, and in the case of Nreal Air AR glasses, it can kill hype instantly. “How much money?”
The right technology, the wrong time
At £ 400 (about $ 480 / OR $ 700) these glasses are not cheap. Combined with the fact that you can use them with selected mobile phones – all of which are very expensive recently released – and the installation is easy to find. Start adding other things you want to do like Bluetooth headsets, 5G phone contractors and Netflix subscriptions or Xbox Game Pass, and the cost can be low.
To make matters worse, beyond their radio skills, glasses do not do much else. They also offer other features such as a set of multiple monitor monitors and Peloton-esque bike rides, but the experience is either a bit awkward or confusing to see as a great retail space.
A few years ago, in our country before the epidemic, I could see Nreal Air glasses flying as Meta Quest 2 has VR space. These AR glasses are very good for travel.
But with more people than ever working at home or less, and the cost of living is rising, Nreal Air AR glasses are seriously injured.
Hopefully, this will not be another complete death in AR glasses like the evil Google Glass. Nreal technology showed me the best AR glasses they have, but it’s a matter of the right technology at the wrong time, and probably the wrong price, too.