$50 Elsewhere glass turns 2D video on iPhone into immersive 3D
Virtual reality has the potential to change gaming and entertainment forever; the only problem, VR is still pretty expensive. A new eyewear called Elsewhere wants to change that at a very nominal cost. Developed by husband and wife duo of Wendellen and Aza Raskin, Elsewhere glasses comes with a iOS app and turns any 2D video in your camera roll into an immersive 3D virtual reality footage.
At the first look, Elsewhere may seem similar to Google Cardboard, but it is very different. Unlike the latter, which converts specially designed content into VR, Elsewhere turns all kinds of regular 2D content into VR – simply attach the iPhone in the eyewear, play the video, movie or any damn thing and see it in immersive 3D.
Compatible with iPhone 6 and upwards, the Elsewhere is priced at $50. For now the Elsewhere and app are only available for iOS, developers say they will have an Android app available soon. The app features two modes – AR and VR mode. In VR mode you can watch videos directly from the iPhone’s camera roll in VR and in AR mode you can use the iPhone camera to turn real world objects mirrors, water, and other reflective surfaces around you into 3D.