We have seen many VR headsets these last few years, like Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard. Now, Mira Labs Inc. has entered the scene, but instead of VR they aim to bring augmented reality to the masses.
Mira calls their AR headset “Prism” and as you can see in the picture above, the mobile phone is placed on the users forehead and the AR experience is then reflected to the transparent screen. To navigate yourself through the augmented experience Prism is delivered with a controller. Even if you don’t have a Prism, Mira got you covered by offering Spectator Mode where you can watch your friend’s AR experience in real time from your own phone or tablet.
Prism is of course not meant to be a competitor to the likes of Microsoft HoloLens, but is instead meant to be a way for people interested in AR to get the chance to experience it to the relatively low price of $99.
The Mira Prism will be available as a developers kit this fall, and a consumer version will be released around the holidays. As of this moment, Prism is only compatible with the iPhone 6, 6s and 7.
In the video below you can see some of the ways Prism can be used.