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Eye Phone

Your Phone. Virtual Reality. Same Thing.

79a2d3fcc99d05f09fbce8df4471e842Almost started out with a thing about a rift in the space-time continuum.

Then we realized we don’t know anything about that.

Except that we hope it looks a lot like Pinć (pronounced “pinch,” of course), a case that turns your smartphone into virtual reality glasses and is controlled by flicking your fingers around, Minority Report–style. It’s now available for preorder.

Basically, this is a pair of goggles that make browsing the Web look really cool for the person wearing them. And a little insane to someone watching that person.

But still. They’re neat.

There are three pieces here:

1) The case, which holds your phone and unfolds into a wearable headset.

2) The optical control system, which is just some rings you wear on your pointer fingers so you can browse the Web without ever touching anything.

3) The app, which reconfigures your browser to look like you’re scrolling through infinite space. But an infinite space filled with, you know, emails and funny GIFs.

After you put the headset on, a virtual keyboard will appear. Then, you’re going to put your fingers in the air and type just like you usually type...

When you’re wearing a phone on your face.

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