These XR glasses could be the answer to portable gaming woes

MAY 02, 2022

Portable gaming is huge in 2022, especially in the PC gaming space with hits like the Steam Deck really showing us what these little machines can do. Being able to play games on the go with ease is a huge win, but it does have its downsides.

Tiny portable gaming is convenient, but it is also kinda tiny, and when it comes to screens they're not always enough for a full immersive experience. Of course, most portable consoles and even the Steam Deck itself can be plugged into a larger screen, but that immediately takes away from the portable part. Still, looking at a small screen bent over can be pretty uncomfortable, as we found when we took the Steam Deck travelling. This is where XR, otherwise known as extended reality solutions, could be the next logical step.

Viture One is one such solution. It's currently on Kickstarter and looks fairly promising. It's a set of glasses that acts as a 120-inch screen for the person wearing them. These aren't smart glasses like Razer's Anzu that give notifications and other features, instead they're specifically a portable, wearable monitor. It's not an entirely new concept, but it is one of the first I've seen designed specifically with gamers in mind.

The glasses can be connected to a device via a cable and also support 5g and WiFi connections. It's also got boasting rights on being the first Android TV-licensed wearable and is preloaded with both video and gaming streaming services. It also supports remote play so you can use your own hardware on the go. All on a virtual screen you can wear just like glasses that displays 1080p video at 60fps and even gives spatial sound.