AR headsets extend smartphones

What: Nreal, a Chinese hardware company, is launching a “light” AR headset that looks like a pair of sunglasses to support applications such as Spatial. Nreal connects to your smartphone and acts as a new form factor extension. The company is hopeful that the more lightweight headset will “speed up the adoption of remote work”.     

So What: Nreal is just one of many VR/AR hardware companies that are seeing an increase in demand and funding as COVID-19 grounds the workforce. As money is pouring into the hardware industry, the headsets themselves are becoming cheaper and more commercially available on the market. 


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