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These nerds have made a sort of Oculus Rift/Google Glass hybrid that promises to bring an immersive, Holodeck-like virtual reality straight to your face.
But don’t take my word for it! Here’s gamer goddess Jeri Freaking Ellsworth explaining how her little ol’ Kickstarter project works:
Brought to you by Technical Illusions, the castAR system “combines the best elements of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality into one lightweight package! Utilizing a technology we call “Projected Reality,” castAR creates hologram-like images unique to each user. Simply attach our “VR clip-on” and the glasses transform into fully immersive Virtual Reality experience.”
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(Honestly, the concept puts us in mind of the Moverio units that we got our hands on at CES earlier this year. Those specs came from Epson and are consumer-ready with a $700 pricetag.)
The whole castAR system will set you back $345 for a pre-order that includes the glasses, a magic wand, and a 1 square-meter projection surface. Units should start shipping in September, the company says.
You can also tack on a few extras with your order. The AR/VR clip-on will cost you $85, and you can also get a tracking grid and precision bases to further amplify your virtual world.
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