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Will you pay $125,000 for Canon's Mixed Reality headset?

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Canon's MReal headset combines live video with computer generated graphics to create a Mixed Reality experience.

Canon first introduced us to the concept of a Mixed Reality headset at its Expo in 2010. Now, the technology is going to be released for a whopping $125,000. The Canon Mixed Reality System—also known as MReal—will be available for big spenders on March 1st. On top of the device’s outrageous price, users will have to pay an additional $25,000 annual fee for maintenance.

The MReal is obviously not aimed at the average consumer. Instead, Canon is marketing it towards companies who want to create virtual prototypes to test user experience. Unveiled at an event at Manhattan's Classic Car Club, the MReal uses two cameras to send a video feed of the wearer’s surroundings to a pair of small monitors. This, combined with computer-generated graphics, creates a Mixed Reality experience.

The folks at Engadget have a hands-on with the MReal on their website

Comments

Total comments: 10
TimR-Niagara
By TimR-Niagara (Feb 23, 2013)

NOPE

0 upvotes
WilliamJ
By WilliamJ (Feb 22, 2013)

No way, I love reality too much. Anyway if I wanted to feel a "big trip" in a virtual world I would buy some sort of acid. The electronic virtual reality is not stupefying enough, nor not real enough. Half-way devices can't compare with the real things.

I pass my turn.

1 upvote
Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (Feb 22, 2013)

TV News seems to be the cheaper version for those who can't afford it... and that reality mix is mostly created by those who can. :(

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ryan2007
By ryan2007 (Feb 22, 2013)

Just drink a six pack and that'll be some mixed reality for a lot less

1 upvote
RoelHendrickx
By RoelHendrickx (Feb 22, 2013)

Virtual Reality? Mixed Reality?
Unreal, dude!!!

1 upvote
hellocrowley
By hellocrowley (Feb 22, 2013)

Suddenly Google Glass seems cheap :)

3 upvotes
match14
By match14 (Feb 21, 2013)

LOL, does Nikon have a headset?

0 upvotes
disasterpiece
By disasterpiece (Feb 21, 2013)

No, but I don't need one either :D

1 upvote
disasterpiece
By disasterpiece (Feb 21, 2013)

Thanks, but I'll stick with Nikon.

4 upvotes
ivan1973
By ivan1973 (Feb 22, 2013)

What does it have to do with Nikon? isn't that a stupid answer?

0 upvotes
Total comments: 10
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