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Mira Prism Is a $99 iPhone-Compatible AR Headset

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Interested in augmented reality? For $99, you can turn your iPhone into an AR headset with a new device called Mira Prism.

Unveiled Tuesday, the Prism headset and accompanying remote are designed to work with your existing Apple smartphone. Just open an app on your iPhone, slide the device into the headset and you're ready to "begin exploring the wonders of interactive holographic content," the company said.

Unlike virtual reality devices like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, which completely block out the real world, Prism has clear lenses that allow you to see what's going on around you. The device supports iPhone 6 and newer Apple handsets, offering a 60-degree field of view and a resolution of 1,334 by 750.

Mira said it has partnered with content studios to create a suite of AR apps and games that will be available for free when the device ships. Those experiences "range from solo challenges to multiplayer games, including mind-bending mixed-reality puzzles, holographic chess, and digital warship battles," Mira said.

The remote features a touchpad, trigger, and two buttons. It tracks acceleration and rotation and can be used as a fishing rod, laser pointer, paintbrush, steering wheel, or "magic wand."

In a statement, Mira Co-Founder and CEO Ben Taft called the device "a bridge between the physical and digital worlds.

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"As developers, we wanted a way to build and experiment in AR without the need for expensive equipment, and as AR enthusiasts, we wanted the opportunity to play and explore without limits," he added. "We challenged ourselves to build a mobile headset that would make AR accessible to anyone."

Mira's Unity-based SDK will be available for download in August, and the developer edition is slated to ship this fall. Look for the consumer edition in time for the holidays; you can pre-order now.

At WWDC, Apple announced new tools for software developers that will allow them to bring augmented reality apps to iPhones and iPads. Using ARKit, developers will be able to create AR apps that work with people's existing iPhones.

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