Ultimate fanboys and fangirls of the “Iron Man” franchise may soon get a chance to “become” Tony Stark, compliments of a new pair of augmented reality specs called SpaceGlasses.
Developed by Meta, one of the handful of companies jockeying for position with Google Glass, the glasses are equipped with camera and projection capabilities that facilitate a variety of features. In no particular order, Meta’s new promo video includes virtual chess playing, virtual Nerf gun battles, facial recognition and, for the kids, 3-D model building and LEGO piece inventory. There’s even a feature where a woman virtually sculpts a vase and places the digital AR version into a 3-D printer, which of course spits out a hard copy of the vase.
Developers are really working the “Iron Man” angle and have even outlined a three-step process for transformation: “1. Buy the glasses and connect to your PC 2. Download apps or build your own in Unity 3D 3. You are Tony Stark.”
For those wanting to see if those ambitious claims hold true, the company is offering pre-orders of the SpaceGlasses for $667. Deliveries are expected to start in April 2014.