December 18, 2013 – Meet Meta, a New York developer of holographic interface devices and inventor of the MetaPro glasses that transport the wearer into a world of 3D virtual reality.
Back in June Meta started a Kickstarter campaign that soon exceeded its $100,000 goal by almost double. Now the company is ready to take advance orders for its production prototype which should be available by June 2014.
Priced at $3,000 U.S. it features a 1280 x 720 pixel display with 40 degrees field of view. The optics provide enhanced 3D depth delivered by twin full RGB colour cameras, supported by accelerometers, gyroscope and compass.
A consumer version is slated to follow but no date has yet to be announced for its release. It will be priced at $667 U.S.
Meta’s immediate competitor is the well publicized Google Glass, priced anywhere from $500 to $1,500 U.S. but expected eventually to drop to around $299.
How does Meta compare? According to its inventors MetaPro will provide 15 times the display, not 2D but full 3D, and finally full hand gesture recognition. Sort of a Google Glass+.
For a demonstration of what MetaPro can do watch the YouTube video.