Nreal, a company specializing in the manufacture of augmented reality glasses, in addition to announcing the forthcoming arrival of its Nreal Air glasses in the United States, has also taken the opportunity to announce the release of a version of its Nebula AR operating system compatible with Mac computers, and currently available in beta.
More precisely, this version is currently compatible with MacBook Pro and MacBook Air laptops that have Apple Silicon M1 and M2 processors.
The bet focuses on the visualization of contents
Unlike the full experience that users of Android devices can enjoy, which have a mixed reality experience along with mixed reality apps and games, Mac users who connect their computers with a Nreal Air will only find a user interface that the company calls AR Desktop and that will allow multiple screens, up to a maximum of three, to be opened in virtual space, and where it is possible to make flexible adjustments to the size, distance and position of each screen.
From the company they understand augmented reality glasses will gain ground in the market initially as a display technology device for end consumershence the focus for now on device aesthetics, display quality, and enabling full compatibility with a variety of devices.
At the moment, when connecting a Windows PC or an iPhone to a Nreal Air, you will only have a screen mirroring in a virtual environment that simulates being in a room with a 130-inch screen at a distance close to the four meters away from the 201-inch screen at six meters that is possible with AR Space mode.
The company does not want to comment on the arrival of the AR Space experience on Mac and iPhone, so we will have to wait until the specific version for Mac continues to be developed, not only to increase the possibilities, but also to arrive to reach other Mac computers with Apple Silicon that it still does not support, it is unknown if it also plans to reach Mac computers with Intel processors, although this possibility is very unlikely if users are leaning mostly in favor of computers with Apple Silicon.
The company has also introduced the Nreal Adapter for iPhone, which allows you to connect an HDMI dongle to the Lightning port of iPhone to allow the visualization of its contents in a virtual space.
Via: Ars Technica