castAR augmented reality glasses set out to change how we play games

CastAR headset 1

After their $1 million Kickstarter campaign in 2013 the finished castAR product is finally being shipped.

The castAR glasses are a headset which allows its wearer to view augmented reality images through the lenses. The project was funded on Kickstarter a year ago, where the Technical Illusions team raised $1 million.

The project is the creation of former Valve employees Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, of Technical Illusions. The headset uses active shutter glasses, with a camera for input and a projector to display 3D images onto a surface. There's also a clip-on which turns the headset from an augmented reality display to a virtual reality display.

The creators say that its applications don't have to just be for gaming, although we have to say that using it for a D&D game looks really, really cool. The tech could be used for computer aided design, education, movies and more.

Take a look at their original Kickstarter video below.

The next video shows you exactly what the team are shipping with the headset, as it's now complete and the first packages are being sent out to Kickstarter backers.

Did you fund the Kickstarter campaign? Would you be interested in buying something like this, and for what purpose?

Thanks, Engadget.

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