Imagine being able to play your favorite games or even watch a movie on a big screen just about anywhere? That’s the idea behind the XR goggles, and it seems to have been so well received, that its Kickstarter campaign raised more than $2.5 million. Somewhat more than the initial target of just $20,000.
The XR glasses offer a kind of virtual screen to the wearer, with a function very similar to that of virtual reality and augmented reality devices, but they promise a different and somewhat improved experience.
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The device can display a 120-inch screen in Full HD 1080p, running at 60 frames per second right in front of the user. And since the screen is virtual, it can be “accessed” anywhere, such as on a bus, on a trip, in a cramped room, in the car (if the user is a passenger), among others.
It works as a kind of mixed reality device and was created by the American company Viture. To ensure a good connection, it supports Wi-Fi and 5G networks, where users can also access streaming services for both games, movies and series.
It is also possible to use a Bluetooth connection to access the game catalog of smartphone services, such as xCloud and GeForce Now. It is as if the user is accessing the service on the mobile device, but it is displayed on a much larger screen. And because they have access to streaming services, the XR glasses are also a great choice for watching movies and series on the go.
It is compatible with platforms like Disney+, Netflix, HBO Max, Apple TV+, and others. In addition, it is also remote compatible with the latest generation of consoles, such as PS5, Xbox Series X and S. That is, it is possible to enjoy games on a 120-inch screen anywhere without having to connect anything and be next to a video game .
Another interesting detail is that it is also compatible with any device that has a USB-C cable that provides video output as well as power. This is the case with consoles and laptops like the Steam Deck, for example. or even a notebook.
Especially for the Nintendo Switch, the company has developed a portable platform that can be connected to the console and any other device with an HDMI port, such as TVs, computers and other consoles.
Know a little about the characteristics of XR glasses
The XR Eyewear is still shaped and designed like eyeglasses, which means it’s a very lightweight device that’s easy to carry around. Weighing only 78 grams, it has an ergonomic design and still includes some extra features.
For smooth operation, the Mixed Reality device has a built-in directional speaker, with support for spatial audio technology to ensure greater immersion.
It also has a great heat dissipation system. To further improve the user experience, the Oculos XR has a device-specific electromechanical film on its lenses that is able to illuminate or darken these lenses depending on the lighting of the user’s surroundings.
Best of all, those who already wear glasses don’t have to worry about putting one on top of the other or being afraid of not seeing properly. XR glasses allow people with nearsightedness to adjust the degree, and can even be used on a daily basis.
The Viture One XR comes with a neck strap responsible for broadcasting and communications services, and it weighs more than the device itself, with a weight of 170 grams. In its configuration, it has a total of 2 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. To move between services and settings, you can use the physical buttons.
In terms of battery, it has a 3200 mAh battery. According to the company, it guarantees up to 2 hours of gaming usage when using cloud games and up to 3 hours of streaming movies and series.
The portable dock still functions as an additional external battery, with a capacity of 12,000 mAh and support for 40W fast charging, and with this it can guarantee another 12 hours of use without having to go near an outlet.
Price and availability
XR Viture One Eyewear is currently in the Kickstarter campaign, so anyone who wants to secure your glasses can take advantage of buying them at an affordable price. Scheduled to be launched in October 2022, it can be purchased in 3 package options.
The first set contains only the glasses (for those who have a compatible Android smartphone with Bluetooth connectivity), it costs from 429 USD (in direct conversion, it will be about 2,125 R$ at the current price). The second option is the kit with glasses and a neck strap, which is necessary to ensure connection with other mobile devices. In this case, the value is $529 (about R$2,650 in direct conversion).
The last set comes with eyeglasses, a neck strap, and a portable base to attach to consoles, computers, and TVs. This last set starts at $629 (about R$3,100 in direct conversion).
These prices are only valid until May 25th, which is the campaign’s end date. Perhaps then it will be sold at higher values.