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Viture Pro XR Glasses Review

Christopher Coke Updated: Posted:
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Have you ever wanted your own private display so you didn’t have to share with your family? Or maybe it’s just that you’re playing a game that you don’t want to expose your littles to. Or maybe it’s just the idea of having an absolutely gigantic screen to upgrade what you have right now that appeals to you. 

The Viture Pro is the answer. This pair of XR glasses offers the equivalent of a 135-inch display viewed and, unlike most other video glasses, edge-to-edge clarity. With the mobile dock, it can connect to any HDMI or USB-C DisplayPort source, including the major consoles, your laptop, or PC and enjoy full-fledged HDR with up to 1,000 nits of perceived brightness, and a buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rate. At $459, it’s a big upgrade to the original and a fantastic pick in a growing market of XR glasses. 


Current Price: $459 (Amazon, Viture

Viture Pro XR Glasses - Design and Highlights

When I reviewed the original Viture One just shy of a year ago, it was my first pair of XR glasses. I did a lot of research ahead of that review to make sure I thoroughly understood its place in the market, what made it special, where it excelled and where it fell short compared to the competition. Since then, I’ve tested its biggest competitors. Even now, between its clarity, brightness, and versatility with the available accessories, I’m even more confident in conclusion: it’s one of the only pairs of XR glasses that could genuinely replace a television. 

The Viture Pro is better. A lot better. I would highly encourage anyone considering the Pro to read that review first because the Pro very much builds on that foundation. But for those who can’t be bothered, let’s start with the basics. 

With the electrochromic layer engaged, there is no transparency like the above picture. With it turned off, it's slightly more transparent than the above.

The Viture Pro is a pair of eXtended Reality glasses. At a glance, they look like a pair of sunglasses, but behind each lens is a prism that projects a massive display in front of you. It’s not hazy or transparent (unless you have the shade function turned off, i.e. when you want to be able to see around you), it’s as solid and bright as a great TV or computer monitor. It can connect to any USB Type-C video device, smartphone, or, if you have the Mobile Dock Pro (which I highly recommend), any HDMI source. It even has myopia adjustments to help dial in the best clarity, with 0.0D to -5.0D each eye. 

This release upgrades the experience of the original in big, immediately noticeable ways. It incorporates Sony’s latest micro LED panel and pushes it to its limits. It’s now 10% bigger, bumping perceived screen size from 120 inches to 135 inches (as viewed from ten feet). It’s faster, running at 120Hz instead of 60Hz, improving the smoothness and fluidity of games. It’s brighter, 4,000 nits instead of 1,800 nits (1,000 from 500 perceived), making it the brightest pair of XR glasses on the market today, yet SGS A+ certified for lower eye fatigue than most phones and computer monitors. It’s also clear from edge to edge, which is a first for me with personal XR displays.

The electrochromic film has been upgraded to now block out 99.9% of light, eliminating the need for an attachable lens shade. This film allows the glasses to change from transparent to opaque with the push of a button. Combined with the “reverse sound field” speakers built into its arms, the experience is immersive while also being more private than any other pair of XR glasses I’ve tested this year (though you’ll still want to use earbuds for anything truly private).

Returning to optics, there has been some major refinement here. The new Sony display looks great, with excellent color reproduction and exceptional detail and clarity. The glasses easily outperform the Meta Quest 3 in display quality. Each eye has its own 1920 x 1080 screen. If, like me, you have uneven vision between your two eyes, the myopia dials are a critical component and allow you to adjust each for the best clarity. If you wear glasses, you can also order prescription lenses that come in a magnetic frame that attaches to the glasses and stays in place very well. 

Getting set up with the Viture Pro is easy. If you buy the headset by itself, it comes with a proprietary cable that connects to the right arm with magnets. It uses pogo pins to make the connection and it’s fast and reliable (though I wish it were standard USB Type-C for easier replacement should it ever get lost). The other end of the cable is standard USB-C. You simply plug it in to any device that supports video through USB-C and the glasses will turn on and start receiving video. The glasses 

If you have the Mobile Dock Pro, which you really should if you plan to use a normal PC or console, you’ll have some extra steps. For use with a console, you’ll need to plug the glasses into the dock (which is also a power bank) and then the console via USB. The same goes for PC, including handhelds like the Steam Deck, Legion Go, Ayaneo, and more. 

If you have the Neckband, setup is a bit different but very worthwhile in my opinion, which I’ll describe in the next section. Here, the Neckband has its own Android operating system and provides you with immediate access to all of the major streaming apps, including Netflix, Hulu, and even things like PS Now. You can access the Google Play store with some extra steps, described in this video, and access GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming, and more. It has the most to learn but offers the very best experience for use on the go. 

Viture Pro XR Glasses - Performance and Impressions

The first thing I noticed about the Viture Pro is the screen. It’s noticeably clearer than the original Viture One glasses and it’s visible at a glance. With the proper nose piece to set the height and positioned centered in your vision, it offers the crispest screen of any headset I’ve used, including the Meta Quest 3. It’s immediately impressive. You just don’t expect this kind of monitor-like clarity.

My impressions of it being monitor-like were initially driven because I plugged it into my Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, which instantly booted into DeX and presented me with a Windows-like desktop. On the original Viture, the desktop icons were always at the side of the screen and the farthest had halos which made them difficult to read. Here, once the glasses are set up for your eyes, it’s crystal clear across its entire surface area.

This is a big deal. It’s so good that you could easily use it for browsing the web or typing out documents without giving yourself a headache. For gaming, you no longer have to worry about UI elements on the edges of the screen looking blurry. The “centered focus” of XR glasses is a thing of the past with the Viture Pro and their utility is massively improved because of it. 

That clarity, and the high refresh rate, also makes them a more viable option than ever to replace a monitor or TV. Games look great, as do movies. There isn’t a massive sense of stepping down here, especially with HDR content. The added brightness and excellent 100,000:1 contrast provided by the micro LED screen HDR content to shine. 

Now, if you’re running a Dolby Vision, 2,000 nit, OLED TV, these glasses aren’t going to be quite as high spec. But considering that they cost less than $500 and provide such a great experience makes them an incredible value. 

Pictured: The small slits on the arms are the HARMAN 3D spatial speakers

The ability to play games at 120Hz makes them a prime contender for gaming. Viture is leaning into this heavily, partnering with 8BitDo to release a themed controller alongside the Pro. Since you probably already have controllers or a mouse and keyboard to game with, where this really comes in handy is with the Neckband accessory.

The Neckband allows the Pro XR to function on its own, without a connected source, and supports Bluetooth devices like the controller. Its Android operating system comes ready to stream games and movies. If you’re somewhere with a good internet connection, this means you can stream games from the cloud anywhere you go, pop out your controller, and have a living room gaming experience. It’s pretty unreal in practice. 

But where I’ve used it most isn’t even for games (though I’ve definitely done a lot of that, too). It’s a fantastic device from streaming movies and shows. As a father of four kids ten and under, a teacher, writer, editor, and regular volunteer at my church, I’m pretty much always on the go. If I want to enjoy a show, I have an hour in the evening and that’s about it. 

Until now. 

The electrochromic layer on the glasses has been a complete game changer for me. With the layer turned off, you’re able to see everything around you. The screen goes moderately transparent, so you can look through it. I’ve been able to catch up on movies and TV shows while doing chores around the house and making meals for my kids. I simply plug it in, set it to stream, and pop the phone in my pocket with the wire connected and it works perfectly. You can focus through the picture or focus on the picture. Extrapolate that to YouTube, Twitch, sports, whatever strikes your fancy. You no longer have to pause just because you need to get up.

The sound on the glasses is also quite good. It’s not quite “private” as my wife was still able to hear what I was watching from the other side of the couch, but it’s not nearly as loud as you would expect from speakers built into the frame. The 3D effect also surprised me here and there. It layers the sound, giving it extra depth and space. My only complaint is that it doesn’t quite get loud enough if there’s a lot happening around you at the same time. Not often, but I sometimes found myself wishing I could turn them up just a little bit more than they’re able. 

And most importantly, no more double vision. This was a big issue for me with the original Viture glasses due to my unique vision impairment (amblyopia). The Viture One also had myopia adjustments but I couldn’t overcome the split vision consistently. Here, the dials allowed me to get rid of it, which was game-changing for me. I do wish there were some built in adjustment for shifting the glasses left or right without bending the noise piece, however. For my eyes, I found that they were clearest a bit to the left of their default position, which made them look a bit silly on me after bending it to the side.

Viture also deserves kudos for its SpaceWalker app, available on iOS and Android. This app offers you a wide array of useful features, like being able to split your viewing space into multiple smaller displays, reorient, resize, and even pin them to set locations. It has a built-in web browser and document reader. Within the browser, it’s even smart enough to detect when you’re playing videos and will automatically offer you options if you’re watching a 3DoF (three degrees of freedom) VR video or shift into 3D mode if you’re watching a side-by-side 3D video on a site like YouTube. 

SpaceWalker really expands the horizons of the Viture Pro and Viture One. It’s a great piece of software that really makes it feel like mixed reality instead of just a second screen. But it doesn’t quite reach the level of true virtual reality. Even though you can pin screens, the sensors built into the glasses only support 3DoF and not 6DoF. Hopefully, a future model will offer a full range of movement because the company is onto something really cool here and the Viture Pro is at the top of its game in the current market. 

One final thing to note: battery life. The glasses themselves don’t have a battery, but plugged directly into my smartphone, it drained juice rather quickly. This is another reason to pick up the Mobile Dock with it, up to eight hours of extra battery life. 

Final Thoughts

So, should you get the Virture Pro? If the idea of being able to take a big screen display with you anywhere you go, then yes, definitely. For the money, this is a truly great option that will impress you with its image quality. If you want to play on your console or a PC that doesn’t have USB-C with DisplayPort, you’ll need to pick up the Mobile Dock Pro. It’s rather expensive at $129 but adds so much versatility to the glasses that it’s well worth the cost of entry.

These glasses are a joy and earn an enthusiastic recommendation.

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9.0 Amazing
  • Exceptionally crisp picture with excellent birghtness and contrast
  • Electrochromic layer is perfect for watching content while doing other tasks
  • Wide myopia adjustments
  • Brightest XR glasses available currently
  • SpaceWalker offers multi-screen capabilities and more
  • Full connectivity requires accessories
  • Volume is a bit limited
  • Drains smartphone battery rather quickly


Christopher Coke

Chris cut his teeth on MMOs in the late 90s with text-based MUDs. He’s written about video games for many different sites but has made MMORPG his home since 2013. Today, he acts as Hardware and Technology Editor, lead tech reviewer, and continues to love and write about games every chance he gets. Follow him on Twitter: @GameByNight