Engadget editors got their hands on the real prototypes at CES and MWC Barcelona. According to Richard Lai, the low-profile mixed reality glasses look and feel like ordinary sunglasses, which could make users less conspicuous as they view content mid-commute. And while Engadget's Nick Summers said he wouldn't rock them on the street, he admitted that they have more than 90 percent of the bulky AR glasses on the market.
Like the prototypes, Nreal's first production glasses will come with 1
The company has made a few changes since we last saw the glasses. The Nreal Light now comes with foldable temples, making them easier to store. They will also be available in more colors – though we do not know which ones – and Nreal promises it reduced the front-heavy pressure on the nose for a more secure, comfortable fit. [$ 9659] The $ 499 price tag puts the real glasses on par with competitors like Epson, and makes them less expensive than the Magic Leap headset or smart glasses by Vuzix. The company certainly has a few key factors going for it – lightweight, low-profile design and a competitive price point – but we'll have to wait until they ship to see if they can make mixed reality glasses more mainstream.