Popular Science’s commerce editor Billy Cadden, whose job is to search the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap, came up with his own list of gear used to experience augmented reality and virtual reality.
Here is a list of five awesome products:
1. 4D Science Augmented Reality Kit
The Spicebox Books 4D science kit comes with 10 interactive science projects and hands-free goggles with a slot for your smartphone. The kit teaches users science with the help of augmented reality. After you download the app and place the phone into your goggles, a tiny animated scientist appears on the screen to teach you concepts from each experiment. Once the explanation is finished, you perform the experiments. The kit comes with a 30-page illustrated instruction booklet. $40 on Amazon.
2. Augmented reality cube
The camera on your phone turns the soft foam Merge Cube into a palm-sized holographic toy allowing you to interacted with 3D objects in AR. Once you put the goggles on, the Merge Cube becomes a virtual hub for education, games, and puzzles. The Merge Cube software works with iOS and Android. $30 on Amazon.
3. 4D Augmented Reality games
5. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
Have fun experiencing the magic of these new AR and VR devices and games!