Xiaomi presents its new wireless augmented reality glasses

Augmented reality is an exciting idea, but it is not clear if there is enough computational power in the world to make such a fantastic concept a reality. undeterred, Xiaomi It unveiled the Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition, a compact augmented reality headset that uses the same Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1 found in the Quest Pro. The company says these oversized sunglasses offer a stylish way to blend the digital and real worlds, and most importantly, they don’t require a physical attachment to a smartphone.

Xiaomi weighs 126 grams (4.4 ounces), and the devices are made of magnesium-titanium alloys and carbon fiber parts to lighten the load. It’s also rocking a specially designed silicon-oxygen anode battery that Xiaomi says will reduce the physical burden on the user. (this The user would like to differ, speaking from experience with that anything More than 100 grams of pressure on your nose is still too much to bear for long periods of time.)

For the displays, the headset packs a pair of microOLED screens attached to a pair of “free-form, light-oriented” prisms so they’re so pixel-dense your eyes won’t see the squares. The company says, too, that you’ll experience less brightness loss than other telephoto displays, and it can achieve a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. And for the purpose of immersion, the front of the lenses is electromechanical, automatically dimming when you need to focus on the virtual world.

Advanced hand-tracking is said to enable a new form of user interaction, whereby our hands can be used to manipulate the digital world. In a concept video, the wearer looks at a smart light and deactivates it by clicking a virtual switch that hovers over the device itself. Users will also, similar to Minority Report, be able to tap and click around the Internet (or video), potentially using them for productivity purposes as well.

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The appearance of these glasses is also part of Qualcomm’s own plans to take advantage of them Snapdragon spaces Platform to enhance the XR devices. Xiaomi devices, when paired with a compatible device like the new Xiaomi 13, promise low enough latency that you won’t even notice the lack of a cord. The company says it will “work closely with developers to accelerate the arrival of augmented reality,” which is absolutely vital in the still-emerging space.

Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing or availability since this is pretty much a concept device as of now. Thus, we do not recommend creating a separate savings account to set aside cash to purchase one of these accounts unless you really, really, really want to. truly sick.

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