Xreal Air 2 Ultra announced with spatial tracking and titanium frame!

Xreal Air 2 Ultra Price in Nepal
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Xreal (formerly Nreal), a company known for its AR and Mixed reality glasses, recently unveiled its latest offering – Xreal Air 2 Ultra. And it brings a lot of cool features like 6 DoF (Degrees of Freedom), spatial and hand tracking, high-resolution screens, and a wider 52-degree field of view. In this article, let’s take a quick look at the Xreal Air 2 Ultra, its features, improvements, expected price in Nepal, and availability. 

Xreal Air 2 Ultra Overview: 

Spatial Tracking

One of the highlight features of the Air 2 Ultra is its 6 DOF and spatial tracking. Thanks to the 3D sensors on the front, the glasses can now scan your environment and project digital elements over the physical world. It can also read your hand movements and gestures to keep track of your interactions. And if you were confused about the degree of freedom (DoF) shenanigans, it simply means that you can not only move your head (side to side / up and down/ tilt) in a virtual space but also move around (left/right, forward/backward) in it.

This is in fact not Xreal’s first rodeo when it comes to 6 DoF, as its Nreal Light glasses, announced back in 2021, boast the same. So, in a way, the Air 2 Ultra is a successor to the revered Nreal Light.

Xreal Air 2 Ultra spatial computing

Design and Display 

Following the norm, the new Air 2 Ultra looks like a typical pair of sunglasses just like the Xreal Air 2 and Air 2 Pro. That’s if you don’t notice its pair of environmental sensors on the front. It’s also a bit heavy for a pair of sunglasses at 80 grams and around 10% heavier than the Air 2. But, the Air 2 Ultra features a titanium frame and looks sleeker and more stylish as well.

Talking about the display, the Air 2 Ultra sees a bit of an upgrade here. Now, you have a wider 52-degree field of view over the 46 degrees on previous models. It also functions a whole lot differently with the 6 DoF and spatial hand tracking we talked about earlier. Besides that though, Air 2 Ultra still has the same Sony Micro-OLED screens at 1080p resolution for each eye. It can reach 120Hz in terms of refresh rate and hits 500 nits of max brightness. They also have TUV Rheinland certification for color accuracy, eye comfort, low blue light, and zero flicker. 

Watching content on the Air 2 Ultra should be very similar to looking at a 154-inch screen at a distance of 13 feet.

Xreal Air 2 Ultra Design

Other Features

Just like the Air 2 Pro, there is electrochromic dimming for improved immersion. With “Immersion Control”, you can opt between choosing to see the outside world (0%, 35%) or blocking it completely (100%).  There are also directional speakers and dual microphones for audio.

One thing to note is that the Xreal Air 2 Ultra isn’t a standalone computer. It needs a separate computing unit to function to its fullest and you can connect the glasses to either Samsung’s S22 and S23 or the iPhone 15 series (via USB C) to use spatial computing. You can also use Nebula in Desktop or Mac to do the same but Xreal’s own Beam unit (computing unit for Air 2 and Air 2 Pro) only allows for 3 DoF. The company has, however, mentioned that it’ll be coming up with a custom computing unit for the Air 2 Ultra soon. 

Xreal Air 2 Ultra Pricing and Availability

The glasses will be available starting March 2024. They cost USD 699 and aim to directly compete with the Meta Quest 3 ($499) and the upcoming Apple Vision Pro ($ 3,499). Although unlikely, if it makes it here, we expect the Xreal Air 2 Ultra price in Nepal to be around NPR 99,999.

Xreal AR glasses Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
Air 2 Ultra USD 699 NPR 99,999

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