MergeVR Goggles & Motion Controller Births $129 Virtual Reality

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The virtual reality rage is here and with more competition comes crafty innovation and more reasonable pricing, the sum of which equals the $129 MergeVR Goggles and Handheld Wireless VR Motion Controller!

Just how do the Buddhist monk Jedi Knights over at MergeVR make such a dirt cheap system?

Hello! They use our cellphones.

Since smartphones are everywhere, why not utilize their computing power to drastically reduce the cost of virtual reality headsets with a simple slide in option?

For iPhone (backwards compatible to the iPhone 5) and Android owners, the MergeVR system offers a means to seamlessly harness the phone within the foam headset to launch a bevy games and Apps and a virtual world with which to interact with.

Why work in the real world office dungeon when a bright window onto a three-dimensional immersive fantasy world is just a donning of the lightweight foam VR headset away?

Grasp the bosom of the realistic gaming experience and leave the bleak peeling taupe colored paint of the workplace walls behind forever, seemingly (or at least until lunch break).

Unlike many other virtual reality systems, MergeVR has spent a good deal of time and effort on building a gaming controller.

As a wireless handheld motion controller, the MergeVR is specifically designed for mobile virtual reality, lets users navigate virtual worlds with [a] wireless 9-input (8 buttons plus a thumbstick) and a 9-axis motion controller.

And to ensure the badass gaming interface is used, the MergeVR is built on the mobile gaming Unity software platform to maximize the amount of developers who will build virtual reality-based games.

The MergeVR will be freeing our minds come the fall.

Maybe we’ll finally get to go into Mario World and pat Yoshi on the head!

You Can’t Quiet the Ritot: the First Projection Watch

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Strap in folks, as the Ritot claims to offer the first smart watch that relies on projection, rather than a screen.


Let it trample your hand with: INCOMING TEXT!

The current smart watches on the market require the tedious task of looking at a screen. And the so-called smart watch still need to be tethered to your smartphone, so how smart is it really?

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Another Piece of Star Trek Tech Becomes Real With OnBeep’s Onyx

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At one point in Star Trek’s evolution the flip-phone communicator was extended by a Federation insignia badge on the uniform that when pressed could cue up a conversation between other members of the star ship wearing their own device, and that logic has led to OnBeep’s Onyx.


Press your wearable device and talk to your group!

What could be simpler or more convenient, particularly in the workplace, which is the Onyx’s target demographic?

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Forget Willpower With Fitness Wristband Pavlok Electrocution

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That is right, folks, the Pavlok Fitness Wristband has GPS, tracks your behaviors, and will shock you with up to 340 volts if you do not adhere to your own programmed goals.


I mean … what the fuck? Really?

From Pavlok V2’s site: Change is hard. We’re held back by distractions, other people, and often ourselves. But change isn’t impossible. Choose your daily action, and Pavlok will hold you accountable, ensuring lasting success. Wow!

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Will These Retro-Filter Sunglasses Replace Your Need For Instagram?

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Summer is approaching, which means it’s almost time to break out the sunscreen, scanty bikinis, beach balls… and sunglasses fitted with tinted Instagram filter-like lenses?


You may not want to call them “shades”—after all, the Edinburgh-based company Tens asserts that their sunglasses “work with the warmth of the sun to lend an uplifting tint to the world beyond the lens.”

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Feeling Sleepy? These Smart Glasses Will Help Your Body Achieve Optimum Performance

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If you experience that afternoon slump due to an excruciatingly lackluster 9-to-5 office job and you need a reminder to get more coffee percolating, smart glasses by Japanese company Jins Meme may be just what the doctor ordered.


With its six-axis acceleration sensor, the smart glasses can recognize electrical potentials (Electro Oculography) prompted by the movement of eyes (it can tell which direction your eyes are shifting to and how much you’re blinking). The sensors are located in the ends of the frames, bridge, and nose pads.

It’s a very convenient device because it fills multiple functions. By alerting you when your energy is dipping, you can take a break to refuel yourself during long drives— thereby keeping you safe from possible oncoming sleepiness-induced danger.

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Headwatch. Yes, it’s as Dumb as it Sounds

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Headwatch is designed for those people who have long conversations on their phone and really do not like holding the phone up to their ears for that long because it hurts their arms… and want a watch.  You know, all of those people.


The following quotes are directly from Headwatch’s IndieGoGo page and I am willing to sacrifice the flow of the article for the purpose of humor. The creators at Headwatch say, “Handling the smartphone is becoming trickier, probably it is not in your pocket!  Well, it doesn’t need to be like that, Headwatch solves perfectly your problem!” Headwatch is probably right; who really keeps their phone in their pockets these days… the above are just two of many favorite lines throughout this IndieGoGo pitch.

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This Hummingbird Helmet Bird Feeder is Not a Joke [VIDEO]

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Of all the days I could have stumbled across this gem of a gadget – I can assure you, this feat of engineering mastery is all too real.


An adventurous man working out of a small shed in the backyard of his Whidbley Island home has figured out that if you take a Bell bike helmet, fasten two aluminum rods to it, and dangle a couple of bird feeders from it, they will come.

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Intimacy 2.0: The Dress That Knows When You’re Aroused

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We all want to know what others are really feeling and what better way to find out than to have their clothes turn transparent when they’re aroused?


Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde created a clothing line called “Intimacy 2.0,” a series of barely-there dresses made of black or white strips reminiscent of the look of opaque frosted glass.

In an interview last month, he stated that each “dress contains certain sensors which can measure the heartbeat of the wearer. When a heartbeat is captured the smart foils will be activated and become transparent.”

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Nike Designer Tinker Hatfield Confirms Power Laces For 2015

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“You have to use your hands? That’s like a baby’s toy!”

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Back to the Future Part II‘s vision of the future was as inspiring as it was outlandish. While we still don’t live in a world of flying cars, instant skin transplants and ridiculously accurate weather reports, there’s plenty of creative folk out there trying to make the film’s depiction of 2015 a reality — one such group being Nike.

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