Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, (AR/VR) has been the upcoming trend in the technology industry for some time now, and a company called Merge has been creating several devices for quite a while trying to gain in on that excitement. The company released the successful AR-based Merge Cube a couple years ago, and now they’re back at CES 2018 with a couple of new devices.
The first of which is the AR-enabled Merge Blaster, which takes your smartphone and turn it into a futuristic shooter, which is able to be used in a multitude of new games. All you need to do is put the smartphone in the slot, download the app, and now your device is now used as a heads-up display where you can dodge your way through simulated bullets in the real world. Merge is planning on shipping the Blaster later this summer, with no word on price at this time.
Up next is the Merge Mini, which as the name suggests, is a smaller VR headset that takes the design of the original Merge VR headset device and makes it easier for children to use. Everything from the lens adjustment buttons and even the spacing is better suited for the younger users. The company is planning on making the Mini available over the summer for $30, which is one of the cheapest VR headsets that is marketed towards children.
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