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This headset lets you see like Iron Man And not much else. (For now.)

January 8, 2015 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Kwame Opam / The Verge

Outside the Verge CES trailer this afternoon, I wore a sleek headset with a heads-up display right out of Iron Man. It's called the Seer, and it's a prototype augmented reality visor designed by a young hardware startup called Caputer Labs. Unlike other headsets on display this year, however, this interface runs entirely off a smartphone.


For the headset to work, all you need to do is slip a smartphone into the slot and fasten it in place. The display gets reflected onto the one-way visor, letting you see the HUD mapped over your surroundings.

Caputer boasts that users will have upwards of a 100-degree field of vision, making for a more immersive experience. Plus, the app can detect your head movements so the interface pans depending on where you're looking. There's even a "mouse" cursor that appears in the center, and you can select objects in your path by clenching your jaw.

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