TCL, a company that’s best known for its cheap consumer electronics, has cemented its place in the AR market with the RayNeo X2.
Following many years of experimentation with this type of tech, the Chinese manufacturer has finally put out a pair of AR glasses that aim to modernize the way people communicate, game, educate and much more.
Howie Le, CEO of TCL, explained that “The technology RayNeo has developed will set the bar for future innovations in wearable AR as there is no compromise in top technology, style or ease of use. RayNeo X2 is the new frontier of AR glasses, and we're just getting started."
On paper, there are a lot of similarities between the recently discontinued Google Glass project and TCL’s RayNeo X2. Both are motion and speech-controlled; both act as an all-in-one smart assistant — the real difference between the two is that TCL is sure of bridging AR and actual reality whereas Google, the better-known of the two, has shelved its long-awaited product.
Anyone that’s seen—or worn—the RayNeo X2 glasses knows just how clunky and impractical they appear for everyday use. Put it this way: you shouldn’t expect to walk down the street any time soon without people knowing you have a tech-wearable on your face.
But that’s OK, right? TCL isn’t looking to set trends — it’s trying to marry the benefits that AR has on real life with, well, real life. Though they’re bulky, RayNeo X2 glasses are as streamlined as they can be right now.
AR/VR/MR headsets and glasses just aren’t the everyday wearables we’d like them to be in 2023, as much as we'd like them to be. They will be in time but, for now, they’re purpose-built and can’t match our less-is-more take on fashion.
If you don’t look at the RayNeo X2 like an everyday item, you’ll see that they don’t need to be the most inconspicuous take on wearable tech for them to be beneficial to your business.
VR headsets, for example, are far from being the most fashionable tech. But, what we can say about them, is that they enable the modernization of industries and bring the future forward.
The RayNeo X2, just like VR headsets, can unite people in VR spaces. What makes it so special, though, is that it has real-time, real-world functionality. For example, the real-time speech translation feature means you can connect with clients and global teams without the need for translators or relying on truncated, sluggish forms of communication.
Maybe the design is actually what makes them so iconic. No developer right now, even Apple with its soon-to-land AR/MR headset, will launch a product that goes unnoticed in public. The RayNeo X2 is the first recognizable step in applying functional and comprehensive tech to real-world usability.