Xreal (née Nreal) has updated its Nebula app for Mac – the latest version allows owners of Xreal headsets to use a virtual display or enjoy a virtual theater experience.
Using Xreal Air or Xreal Light, the Nebula app can create three virtual displays – one that mirrors your MacBook display, plus two extended displays. Each can be adjusted and positioned as desired – you can find them in 46″ and 60″ and pull them closer to 1.5m or push them out to 9m (5-005foot). The display can also be swiveled at an angle if you prefer portrait rather than landscape.
The headset has 3DoF tracking, so when you turn your head, the virtual display will stay in a fixed position in space.
Xreal Employees are allowed to work on their own side projects, similar to other tech companies. If a project is popular, the company devotes more resources to developing it into a feature for users.
This is the story of Space Cinema. This creates one large virtual screen instead of three monitors so you can enjoy movies as intended. This can be used when traveling (so you don’t have to rely on the inflight entertainment system) or at home as an extra big display.
You can find the Nebula application on the Xreal website. If you’re a Windows user, a Nebula app for Windows is also in development. In addition to computers, the Xreal headset is also available for iOS and Android phones.
Xreal Air is available in the US through the official website and Amazon for $400. If you’re in the UK, ask EE, the glasses are available for £154.
The Air uses a micro OLED display with 46° FoV and supports prescription lenses . Typically, they’re powered via USB-C (from a MacBook or Android phone) or wirelessly. The first wireless option is the adapter, it is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Xbox, PS5 and Switch, this price is $154. Alternatively, you can use the newly released Xreal Beam. We also mentioned Xreal Light, but these are mainly aimed at AR developers, so users can choose Air.
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Interestingly, Xreal says , after Apple launched the Vision Pro, its sales rose. Rather than being a competitor, Xreal sees its goals as Apple’s, which is to further advance what it calls “spatial computing.”