Pre-order Xreal Air 2 AR Glasses for $399

If you’re after the latest technology then it’s highly likely you’ve taken a look at various smart glasses. The definition is quite broad, covering devices like the Ray-Ban Meta products to more augmented reality (AR) glasses. It’s the latter category where Xreal (formerly Nreal) falls. And this week, the company announced that you can pre-order its new Xreal Air 2 glasses.

This is the third set of AR glasses the company has introduced to the market after the Xreal Light in 2019 followed by Xreal Air in 2022. The company claims that the Xreal Air 2 offers improved displays and greater comfort. Whilst the Xreal Air 2 Pro adds electrochromic dimming as a feature.

“At XREAL, we believe augmented reality holds the promise of a paradigm shift for how people interact with technology,” said Peng Jin, XREAL Co-Founder in a statement. We’ve found that 50-60% of our customers spend between one and three hours every time they use XREAL AR glasses. These longer engagements drove our decision to focus on comfort and wearability for XREAL Air 2, while maintaining superior display and fidelity.”

Pre-order Xreal Air 2 lenses

All day Xreal AR

Like most augmented reality glasses of this type, the Xreal Air 2 connects to your smartphone to offer a bigscreen experience. Whether you’re watching a movie on a train, playing games or working.

Featuring Sony’s latest 0.55-inch Micro-OLED displays, the glasses can create a virtual screen up to 330 inches. Xreal says the AR glasses pack a 4,032 pixels-per-inch, delivering 49 pixels-per-degree (PPD). It has a Full HD display resolution of 1920 x 1080 per eye, a contrast ratio of 100,000:1, and 500 nits of brightness.

The Xreal Air 2 is also 10 percent thinner and lighter than its predecessor with a 46-degree field of view (FoV). Furthermore, new and improved elastic temples and new “AirFit” nose pads for greater comfort.

As for the Xreal Air 2 Pro, its electrochromic dimming has three pre-configured immersion modes. Transparent Mode blocks no light through the lenses. Productivity Mode is configured at 35%, partially reducing the amount of light that travels through the lenses. Whilst Immersive Mode is set at 100% and blocks all light.

Xreal Air 2 and Xreal Air 2 Pro are available now for pre-orders at in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Italy. Air 2 retails for $399 USD/£399 GBP/€459 and Air 2 Pro for $449/£449/€515. US and UK shipments are expected to start in mid-to-late November, followed by European countries in December. The AR glasses are coming to Amazon in November.

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