When you hear the term “augmented reality” most people think about Pokémon Go, but the truth is that augmented reality can be much cooler than catching Pikachu, and it has a lot more uses. It also doesn’t have to be limited to your phone screen.
If there’s one bit of kit that’s essential to a proper steampunk outfit, it’s a pair of goggles. Sure, you could just go down to the army surplus shop and buy some old industrial goggles, or you could do what John Park did, and make the kind of goggles that Daft Punk would have had if they were a victorian era act.
Halloween is almost here and you don’t want to leave your dog at home right? Maybe he or she likes to dress up too. Well, now you can learn how to make some super cool laser goggles for your dog so they can join in on the fun too.
Wanna stare discreetly? Check out Uncle Milton’s Chameleon Vision Goggles. Move its eyes and you’ll be able to see in two different directions at once. Because that is how a chameleon do. The goggles even let you see behind you, thanks to its built-in side mirrors.
The laser-crazy toymaker Patrick Priebe recently shared what he admits to be the dumbest thing he’s ever made: lasers mounted on a pair of goggles. There are actually two pairs of lasers on the goggles, with the lower-powered red beams used for aiming.
I find that receiving too much information while I’m driving can be a major distraction, but I guess that Nissan thinks that Japanese drivers can handle it. They’ve just unveiled their own augmented reality glasses which appear to compete directly with Google Glass.
I’ve had the opportunity to try out a number of head-mounted displays over the years, and most of them have been pretty underwhelming, either from a display quality or comfort perspective. And while many users are waiting to see what the consumer version of the Oculus Rift has to offer, there is already a very capable head-mounted display – with a head-tracking option – on the market today.
Anyone who’s experienced intercontinental jet lag will tell you that it really messes you up. My personal system involves doing an all-nighter the night before I get onto a plane, so that I crash when I land.
It’s that time of the year again, when the cold winds begin to blow and it won’t be long before the snow begins to fall. It’s time to bring the thick, woolly winter coats out and bury the cardigans under the closet where they’ll be until summer rolls around once more.
Frankly, I think we’ve got enough problems worrying about people bumping into you on the sidewalk while they’ve got their heads bent down texting and surfing the web. If that wasn’t bad enough, now you could run into someone because the entire world is upside-down for them.
When I was about 10 years old, my parents took my brother and I skiing in New Mexico. I remember thinking it was one of the funnest things I’ve ever done, right up until I wiped out and rolled halfway down the slope where I ended up with snow neatly packed into my pants.
Back in October we mentioned the awesome Recon-Zeal goggles that were available that have a small heads-up LCD that displays pertinent stats when you view it. The goggles show you things like your speed down a slope, altitude, GPS coordinates, and a lot more.
A short while back, Sony released their take on the wearable 3D display, with their futuristic HMZ-T1 3D Goggles. Now, Epson has jumped onto the 3D head-mounted display bandwagon with their decidedly more subtle Moverio BT-100 goggles [JP].
Sony just announced their first head-mounted display using OLED panels. The HMZ-T1 also offer full support for 3D movies and gaming. At just 0.7″, the OLED screens are tiny,but at 1280×720 each, they have plenty of resolution for their size.
If you thought that those Vuzix augmented reality glasses were hot, check out these new ones, which let you take a 3D-capable big screen with you everywhere you go. Yep, 3D isn’t so hot anymore, but I’ve always wanted goggles like these anyhow – especially for long trips.