Gaming is a great way to pass the time on long journeys, especially now that Valve’s Steam Deck lets you take your entire PC gaming library with you. But one thing you can’t take with you is the immersion and privacy that a home desktop provides. Bringing a 27-inch monitor on the train is bound to have people looking over your shoulder, while draping your jacket over your head isn’t exactly a comfortable solution for curious commuters watching you play God of War.
Enter Nreal Air, Nreal’s new augmented reality glasses, designed to deliver a cinematic viewing experience wherever you are on a wide variety of devices. Lightweight, comfortable and stylish, they’re a great way to turn a portable gaming experience into something more comprehensive. Here are five reasons why Nreal’s Air goggles are the ultimate Steam Deck companion.
1. A desktop experience in your pocket
Nreal Air essentially packs a cinema screen into a pair of standard-sized sunglasses. They can cast a 130-inch screen to your wearable device and instantly transform your small screen experience into a big screen extravaganza. The 3040 x 1080 OLED screen projects a crystal clear, high contrast image with rich, vibrant colors. Whether you’re fighting crime in Manhattan in Marvel’s Spider-Man, or frantically trying to stay alive in Vampire Survivors, Nreal Air takes your Steam Deck gaming experience to the next level.
2. Save your neck
When playing games on your Steam Deck, you should bring the device to your face or look at the screen on your lap. Either way, after a while you get tired arms or a sore neck. Nreal Air eliminates this problem. Weighing just 79 grams, Nreal Air is designed to rest lightly on your nose, allowing you to play upright without having to hold your Steam Deck up like a map to lost treasure. Nreal Air not only helps your posture, but is also designed for a comfortable viewing experience, the first XR device to be TUV certified for Low Blue Light and Eye Comfort.
3. Keep your wits about you
Nreal Air is designed to function as both a viewing screen and goggles, meaning you can play while also remaining aware of your surroundings. Watch out for your bus stop as you explore the Lands Between in Elden Ring, or take care of your farm in Stardew Valley while you wait for your friends to arrive at your favorite coffee shop.
4. Play privately
No more gamers in the back seat! Nreal Air means that only you can see the game you are playing. Play Slay the Spire without answering questions from over-curious commuters, or slay demons in Doom Eternal in a more family-friendly way. The adjustable volume of Nreal Air’s built-in speakers allows you to keep the sound at an appropriate level, while the included lens cover gives your game even more privacy and eliminates glare from the screen on particularly sunny days.
Don’t worry if your Steam Deck runs out of battery! Nreal Air is designed to work with a wide variety of devices, including Apple MacBook and iPad. Compatible Android devices, meanwhile, can take advantage of Nreal’s AR Space, which offers three degrees of freedom and a range of AR-specific apps. Further compatibility can be enabled with the Nreal Adapter, allowing Nreal Air to work with Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Xbox consoles. In short, with Nreal Air you can bring a cinematic experience to any major gaming device.
So if you want to improve your gaming experience, Nreal Air is now available Amazon for $379, while the Nreal adapter can also be found on Amazon for $59. If you want to learn more about Nreal, check out the official websiteor follow up on Nreal Twitter and Facebook.