The annual Augmented World Expo (AWE) fills the cover page of Next Reality, usually with new products and services from companies in the augmented reality industry.
This year, however, some of the biggest business news came from outside the US As the owner of two of the industry's most recognizable names, Meta Company and Leap Motion, the conference changed hands.
At the conference itself, Nreal and Vuzix showcased their respective Smartglasses Light and M400 earlier this year. took the opportunity to reveal prices and delivery dates for their products.
Meta Assets Reorganized Under New Company Meta-View
Almost half a year after we published the story about the demise of the Meta Company, there is good news for fans of the augmented reality launch ̵
As we reported months ago, a new owner named Meta View has control over Meta's assets, but now the new group is making them official.
Learn more about or about the resurrection of Meta's technology and the familiar name that will be responsible for the new company.
REALITY BITES: Former Magic Leap Product Design Director Josh Anon reflects Magic Leap One and compiles his wishlist, which he wants to see in the sequel.
Leap Motion taken over by Ultrahaptics
The long and slightly turbulent journey of Leap Motion came to an end thanks to another startup.  While the majority of the augmented reality industry was knee-deep in technical discussions about the future AR and new products, Ultrahaptics tacitly acquired Leap Motion on Wednesday.
Read on to find out how much Ultrahaptics has paid for Leap exercise and what the combination of both technologies means for the AR industry.
REALITY BITES: Medivis has already focused our attention on its impressive SurgicalAR AR operation platform, which runs on HoloLens and Magic L eap One. Now the company has taken a big step forward to bring its technology into the operating suites by receiving FDA approval for its platform.
Nreal Introduces Price and Availability for the Consumer Edition of Light Smartglasses Form Factor, Nreal Seems to Be Ready to Defend Itself from the Competition of Smartglasses for Consumers, as the Third Piece of the Puzzle Is Now In Place The Nreal Light Consumer Kit , which includes the 1080p and 52 degree field of view smart glasses and a 3DoF controller, available later this year for $ 499.
For more information on the consumer version of Light and about Nreal plans to give Smartglasses pre-launch into the hands of developers.
REALITY BITES: According to tradition, AWE has awarded the best AR and VR companies and their products with the Auggie Awa rds. Among the winners were Magic Leap Snapchat 8th Wall the NY Times App Atheer Air Mirror Factory Zappar Real Wear and Neurable .
Vuzix Launches Pre-Orders for M400 with Early Adopter Bundle  Smartglasses vendor, Vuzix, was the first manufacturer to announce hardware supported by Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 for Augmented Reality Wearables] On Thursday, on the Augmented World Expo (AWE), the company announced that the M400 Smartglasses are now available for $ 1,799 through an early adopter program.
Read on to find out which enterprise customers are capable of getting as part of the package when the next generation of smartglasses arrives at the front door ps, and like the smartglasses with the other great portable names on the XR1 Platform can be compared.
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