The mixed reality specs scene is certainly getting interesting. Magic Leap released its developer edition glasses earlier this year, there are strong rumors that Apple is planning a launch in the next couple of years, and now we have the nReal Light glasses to look forward to in 2019.
While a lot of the finer features of these glasses have yet to be officially announced, recently leaked information includes the fact that they’re going to offer built-in 6-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) tracking. That means they’ll not only work out which way your head is pointing, they’ll be able to track it as it moves forwards, backwards, up and down through space.
The makers are quoting a 52-degree field of view, so you won’t get a whole eyeful of mixed reality magic at once, but it’s about on a par with where other similar hardware is at the moment. Graphics resolution is set at 1080p.
What really stands out about the nReal Light MR glasses is the design and lightness. They weigh in at just 85 grams (0.19 lb) and look almost like a regular pair of sunglasses, if you squint a bit.