7 Best AR Glasses/Headsets to Buy in 2021 [Review/Discussion]

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I hope you agree with me when I say this:

Augmented reality glasses still need to progress a lot to give us the finest experience possible.

But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have any products to get a glimpse of it. And this article is focused on that fact. Keeping that in mind, I will try to let you know about some of the best AR glasses so far. Moreover, by reading this guide, you will understand that what are ar glasses & you’ll also find some extra frequently discussed questions at the end of this article.

However, for now, do check out our other guides such as the best laptop for Oculus rift  & Best AR apps to make your purchasing decision easier

So, without wasting more time, Let’s begin

Best Augmented Reality Glasses in 2021

The below list contains my top picks for currently available AR glasses on Amazon:

AR headsetsRating
Lenovo Star Wars AR headset10/10 (Editors Choice)
Lenovo Mirage AR9/10
Google Glass Explorer Edition XE V2 9/10
Merge AR/VR Box8.5/10
Vuzix Blade 1.58.5/10
Xhope AR Box7.5/10

1. Lenovo Star Wars AR headset (Android-Powered)

Why We Love It?

  • Offers one-on-one multiplayer battles
  • Overall solid build quality
  • Extremely easy to set up

 

ProsCons
Irresistible for star wars fansCompatibility issues with some phone
Fits extremely well with glasses
Availability of three epic experiences

2. MARVEL Dimension of Heroes (Lenovo Mirage AR)

Why We Love It?

  • Includes Marvel Dimension of Heroes game
  • Works with 2 AR different AR games
  • Offers story, survival, and co-op mode

 

 

ProsCons
Wide Phone CompatibilityLaggy controls responsiveness
Comes with all necessary accessories
Price is reasonable

3. Google Augmented Reality Glasses Explorer Edition XE V2

Why We Love It?

  • Voice-activated technology
  • Prism display with different features
  • Builtin camera

 

 

ProsCons
Offers 7 different features out of the boxVery Expensive
Comfortable Old version
Easy to follow instructions

4. Merge AR/VR Box

Why We Love It?

  • Durable Build Quality
  • AR & VR box at the same time
  • Extremely lightweight build material

 

 

ProsCons
Great AR/VR for learningLimited AR features
Provides Awesome AR experience with Merge cubeNeeds a lot of extra investment

5. Vuzix Blade 1.5 Upgraded AR Smart Glasses

Why We Love It?

  • Sleek looking AR smart glasses
  • Comes with Voice control
  • UV protected lenses

 

ProsCons
Color Display (see through)A bit expensive
Auto Focus 8 mega pixels camera
Touchpad, expansion slot & much more.

6. Xhope AR Box FOV 50°

Why We Love It?

  • QR code to download the app
  • Compatible with all prescription glasses
  • 4.2- 5.7 inches Smart phones support
ProsCons
50 Degree FOVOnly have basic features
Great for AR Movies & gamesIssues with QR code

Conclusion:

Finding the best VR headset for gaming or movies is considerably an easier job than finding the best Augmented reality glasses because of limited options. But sooner rather than later we will see an amazing variety of open source augmented reality glasses.

I am especially looking forward to the upcoming AR glasses by apple because they usually transform technology to another level. But for now, these products are some of the best AR glasses on amazon right now.

So, feel free to get one for yourself to start your experience with augmented reality.

Related Resources

Want to learn more about Augmented reality development? Check out this detailed analysis:

Frequently Asked Questions

What are AR glasses?

AR glasses are a new concept that is very similar to VIrtual reality, but these glasses augment things directly into our real life. On the other hand, Virtual reality uses a virtual world to create a separate reality. To learn more about AR glasses, refer to the video below:

Are there any Samsung augmented reality glasses?

As of now, there are no purchasable versions of Samsung augmented reality glasses. But in CES2020, Samsung revealed a glimpse of their upcoming Virtual reality glasses. Check out this resource for more details

Are there any Apple Augmented reality glasses?

This year, both Samsung & Apple are trying to develop their AR glasses. For now, not many details have been released about the features of the upcoming Apple Smart glasses, but it might end up looking like this:

What is Microsoft Holo Lens 2?

Holo Lens 2 is an Augmented Reality glasses from Microsoft with so many different features just like the Google Glass 2. But for now, you can purchase it directly from Microsoft. Moreover, the current selling price of MS Holo lens 2 is around 3500$. Which to me is a lot for not yet perfect AR technology.

Is VR better or AR?

As of now VR technology is much better compared to the AR we have available right now since it’s being developed for longer intervals. To measure the true extent of VR technology our guides on best VR for gaming & best VR for kids will definitely enlighten you.

 "With all this information, you must be interested more in AR now. So, stop waiting & pick up your favorite to indulge in AR immersion" 

Adam Miller

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