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The Future of AR/VR Without Emptying Your Wallet: Why Apple's Vision Pro might not be the best option

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As a tech enthusiast, I've been keeping a close eye on

Apple's Vision Pro VR headset. It's an impressive piece of hardware, no doubt, but with a price tag of $3,499, I can't help but wonder if there's a more accessible alternative for folks like you and me that still offers some cool features.

In this article, I'll share my thoughts on Apple's Vision Pro VR headset and discuss why there might be more practical options for consumers that offer a range of impressive features without emptying our wallets.

I'll be taking a closer look at the INMO Air 2, Nreal Air, and Rokid Max AR glasses, which provide unique and affordable alternatives to Apple's VR device.

Apple Vision: A Glimpse into the Future or Just Out of Reach? 

Apple's Vision Pro VR headset is a marvel in the world of virtual reality. With high-resolution screens, passthrough video, and gesture controls, it's clear that Apple has gone all out in creating a device that pushes the boundaries of what's possible in VR. 

The headset has a sleek design that's sure to turn heads, and its advanced haptic feedback system is so immersive, it feels like you're stepping into another world.

But let's be real – the price tag is a tough pill to swallow. As much as I love cutting-edge tech, I can't help but think that the Vision Pro is like buying a luxury sports car when all I need is a reliable ride to get me from point A to point B. It's hard to justify the cost, even for the most die-hard Apple fans.

Immersive Devices vs. Glasses-Style AR: A Matter of Preference and Affordability

The difference between immersive devices like the Apple Vision and glasses-style AR devices like the INMO Air 2, Nreal Air, and Rokid Max comes down to personal preference, use, and budget.

While some people may prefer the fully immersive experience offered by the Apple Vision, the question is, are they willing to sell a lung to get it? Probably not.

That's where the INMO Air 2, Nreal Air, and Rokid Max come in as more budget-friendly and practical options. These glasses-style AR devices offer a different approach to virtual reality, focusing on seamless integration with the user's surroundings and providing useful features for everyday life.



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Inmo glasses

A More Accessible Alternative: The INMO Air 2

As the saying goes, "all that glitters is not gold," and in the world of AR headsets, there might be a budget-friendly option that still delivers an impressive AR experience.

That's where the INMO Air 2 comes in – an alternative AR headset that offers a range of features at just a fraction of the price. 

This is INMO's second pair of glasses, following the success of their first model, the INMO Air, which received rave reviews for its user-friendly design and versatile features.

One feature of the INMO Air 2 that I'm particularly excited about is the integration of the INMO GPT language model, which allows for intelligent voice question and answer capabilities. 

We all know that ChatGPT is on course to have every single one of us retired and living back with our parents by the end of the year, so why not make the most of it while we still have the money to buy stuff. 

The integration should allow the possibility of asking the glasses for directions or recommendations on the best local pizza joint. 

Another feature that has me buzzing is the SLAM spatial positioning capability and dual camera functionality. This provides seamless navigation between virtual and real worlds, making it a versatile and powerful device.

The INMO Air 2 is launching on Kickstarter soon, gearing up for a global launch and as the first model of the INMO air smart glasses offered some cool features, we can expect even more advanced features and improved performance with the Air 2. 

INMO Air 2

A Sleek and Simple Option: The Nreal Air

The Nreal Air AR glasses offer a sleek and comfortable design that looks like a normal pair of glasses. With their simple plug-and-play setup and compatibility with a wide range of devices, they provide an accessible and enjoyable AR experience. The glasses virtually project your device's screen in front of you, creating a cinema-like experience with a 130-inch HD TV feel.

However, their limited AR functionality and lack of a camera might be a drawback for some users. The Nreal Air glasses are great for creating a cinema-like extension of your smartphone, but their AR capabilities are limited. Despite this, their surprisingly decent internal speakers hidden in the glasses' stems provide immersive audio, enhancing the overall experience.

Nreal Air AR glasses

Lightweight and Immersive: The Rokid Max

The Rokid Max AR glasses are lightweight, weighing only 75g/2.6oz, and feature an innovative "bird bath optics" technology that eases eye strain, making them comfortable for extended use.

Their immersive visual experience is equivalent to watching a 215-inch screen from 20 feet away, providing a large and engaging view without overwhelming the user.

The Rokid Max glasses need to be plugged into a smart device, such as a smartphone, tablet, computer, or Nintendo Switch, from which they draw power and content. This compatibility with various smart devices makes them a versatile and satisfying option for gaming and entertainment purposes.

The visuals are high-resolution, and the colors are vibrant, ensuring a satisfying experience for users who want to play games or watch Netflix on the go.

Rokid Max AR glasses

Conclusion: The Future of AR is Accessible, and It's Not Just a Pipe Dream 

While Apple's Vision Pro VR headset may offer a glimpse into the future of virtual reality, its high price tag and unclear value proposition make it a difficult sell for the average consumer like you and me.

The INMO Air 2, Nreal Air, and Rokid Max, on the other hand, provide affordable and accessible alternatives that still deliver impressive AR experiences. These devices might not offer the same level of immersion as Apple's Vision, but they provide practical solutions for entertainment and everyday life at a fraction of the cost.

So, while Apple's Vision may be a dream for some, the INMO Air 2, Nreal Air, and Rokid Max offer more practical and attainable realities for the rest of us – and that's something to get excited about.

Be sure to follow our newsroom for more updates on the INMO Air 2 as it heads towards a huge launch in the next few months and make sure to follow the kickstarter campaign. 



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