Ex-Hololens engineer launches AR headset that is the antithesis of Apple Vision Pro – inks remote assistance partnership with Manchester United shirt sponsor

Former Microsoft HoloLens engineer Sebastian Beetschen has launched an augmented reality (AR) headset that stands in stark contrast to Apple's upcoming Vision Pro. The Almer Arc 2 headset is the latest product from AR startup Almer, co-founded in 2021 by Beetschen and former jet fighter pilot Timon Binder.

The Almer Arc 2 weighs just 138 grams, making it four times lighter than Apple's Vision Pro. This is welcome news, considering many people who have tried the latter headset previously complained about its weight.

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