Work and game on a 148″ augmented reality screen using the companies Pro 3e 5G smart glasses.
AR company NuEyes is taking its passion for AR and gaming to the next level with the launch of the Pro 3e 5G-enabled smart glasses through their gaming division, NuGaming. Unlike existing enterprise-focused headsets like the Microsoft HoloLens 2, the Pro 3e smart glasses are designed for use by consumers as a PC gaming and entertainment device.
Designed to look like a standard pair of sunglasses, the Pro 3e uses AR to project a 148” viewing screen in full 1080p HD at a smooth 60 FPS. There’s also a deep color contrast of 100,000 to 1, as well booming stereo speakers built into the frames. Similar to existing VR headsets like the Oculus Quest, the Pro 3e allows you to adjust the lenses to fit your personal IPD measurements.
I went hands-on with the device recently and the first thing I noticed was the lightweight and comfortable design. They didn’t feel bulky or uneven. Honestly, it felt like I was wearing a pair of conventional glasses. Thanks to the foldable arms, you can toss them in your backpack or tuck them descretely into your shirt pocket, making it easy to carry them with you throughout your day.
Adjusting the settings on the AR glasses is simple. There are volume and brightness controls built into both arms of the frames as well as two diopter adjustment knobs located at the top of the glasses that you can access by pulling back the covers.
NuGaming’s Pro 3e uses a USB-C plug so you can connect your glasses to the Samsung S20 and other mobile devices. You can also connect the device to your PC and project your computer screen directly to your glasses. NuEyes’s Pro 3e even works with the MacBook Pro and iPad Pro. There are other devices that you could plug your glasses into, but you might need a power boost adapter depending on the device, which will be available on the NuGaming site soon.
In terms of gaming, the Pro 3e can sync to almost any type of gaming controller, including Xbox, Google Stadia, and PlayStation. There’s even support for the Finch Ring as well as various Bluetooth keyboard and mouse solutions.
In an official press release, Mark Greget, Founder and CEO of NuEyes, said, “There are so many great cloud-based streaming services now, and to be able to tether my controller to my phone or tablet and stream games in 5G while enjoying the content on a crisp 148” viewing screen in full 1080p HD vs a smaller 8” or 10” screen or a cumbersome VR device is the next evolution in technology for this space.”
Crystal clear visuals and gaming support aside, the Pro 3e does feature its fair share of technical limitations. Unlike other popular AR headsets, for instance, the Pro 3e does not allow you to pin interactive 3D content around your real-world space due to its lack of external cameras. This lack of inside-out tracking means the generous 1080p HD screen remains in front of you at all times, regardless of whether or not you’re moving around.
In addition to gaming, the Pro 3e features plenty of light enterprise appeal. For example, the ability to quickly and privately access work-related content could make the device a valuable tool for business professionals on the move; while it may look like you’re soaking up the sun in pair of cool-looking shades, you’re actually balancing the company books and working on a proposal in MS Office. And whenever you need a break, the glasses can be used to access HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu, and other popular streaming platforms. I have to say, watching Star Wars: The Bad Batch on a 148″ screen is spectacular!
What NuGaming delivers with its 5G AR smart glasses is a streamlined immersive experience designed to meet the needs of both gamers and business professionals.
Feature Image Credit: NuEyes