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Holo – Smartphone & Tablet Hologram
A Crystal Clear and Ultra Sharp Smartphone & Tablet Hologram Projection Reflector. The Best Home-Hologram Device Yet!
Holo really works! And if you've tried the DIY versions and not been impressed, Holo will blow you away!
What is Holo?
Holo is an entry level Smartphone & Tablet Hologram Projection Reflector, like no other. We took inspiration from the High end and Professional Commercial Hologram projectors and used that technology and design to create something that everyone enjoy. Holo is available in two designs, A Smartphone ( 13.7 x 10 x 5.3 cm (5.4 x 4 x 2.2 Inches) style and a Tablet ( 22 x 16 x 7.7 cm (8.7 x 6.2 x 3.1 Inches) style.
Smart device holographic Images and ways of displaying these images are becoming increasingly common and more and more popular by the day. Devices range from basic DIY reflectors made from CD's cases and other hard plastics from home, to semi-professional kits made specifically for your smartphone or tablet right up to professional Hologram reflectors and projectors even with fully integrated and interactive interfaces, opening new pathways to gaming, entertainment and more!
But what all these devices have in common, no matter how crude or high tech, is their basic Pyramid shape. The reason for this is that a screen, almost any screen can become a projector and by using a four sided shape with a tapered decline, we can project these images and make an illusion that makes the image appear to be in 3D floating in the middle of the Pyramid.
Now, all of us here are gadget nuts and have soft spots for novelty items, so we were the first to rush in and try the DIY instructions and we even bought a few of the cheap semi professional Smart Device Pyramids now available on the market, but they all had two major shortcomings.
One, was that the surfaces on these were all clear and not made of particularly reflective material, meaning that to see the hologram it needed to be pitch black dark. And Two, that they are generally just made up of the Pyramid itself, as in simply the four sides, resting on the device on the 'top' of the Pyramid, this means that they were, for the most part, flimsy and not too stable.
This got us thinking. We liked the concept, its pretty cool. And we liked the developments being made in the high end side of the market. But the entry level and DIY versions seemed, underwhelming to say the least. So we decided to solve this and so we created Holo.
Holo is available in two designs, A Smartphone ( 13.7 x 10 x 5.3 cm (5.4 x 4 x 2.2 Inches) style and a Tablet ( 22 x 16 x 7.7 cm (8.7 x 6.2 x 3.1 Inches).
Both feature, Highly reflective transparent mirror polymer plastic on the Pyramid. Making the Hologram Appear extremely crisp and realistic. This also means that it can be used with the lights on or even during the day in a well lit room. Other Hologram Pyramids and the DIY designs also generally use plexiglass or similar materials which blur and sometimes duplicate the images, taking away from the overall effect and give a lower than expected quality hologram.
Both models are also built around a case, a design feature we took from the High End models, which allows you to use the full surface area of the Pyramid without having to balance the Pyramid on the device itself. Being that our design does not rely on the Pyramid to sit and hold itself on the screen of the device, we are able to maximise the viewing angle and space drastically, by almost 90% in comparison to other similar devices. This means you have a stable, easily adjustable, clear and professional looking Hologram all the time.
How Does it Work?
(Please note that this is not a 'real' hologram. But it is a display that creates an illusion of a hologram right there at your fingertips. So while it's no Princess Leia projection from R2-D2 it would be fair to say its as close to the real deal and the best you can get at this time from consumer electronics.)
This type of Hologram is very simple. You have two simple parts, a screen and Holo (Or a similar or DIY Pyramid). The screen then has a moving or stationary image that is copied four times in a square on the screen. When the device is placed at the top of the Pyramid the images are then reflected onto the Pyramid and so creating the illusion of a hologram.
How Can We use it?
The Holo can be used and enjoyed by anyone and everyone. Uses range from basic enjoyment from watching one of the many thousands of specifically made hologram videos on youtube that will will amaze you for hours with their Sci-Fi visuals. Literally anything can (if it isn't already) be a Holo friendly Hologram.
If you are studying or are a creative professional, You can use it to create and showcase your CAD, engineering or Architecture designs. You can use it to create impressive work and school presentations and engage your audience.Teachers can use Holo to create and amaze their students with new and exciting ways of presentation.
Around the house, it can be used as an interesting decorative piece (with the help of an old no longer used tablet of phone), as a snow globe, as a miniature fireplace, a dinner table centrepiece or even used as the coolest child's night light ever.
Or create your own use! Its super easy to create your own still or moving hologram images and or programs. From clocks, games, displays or literally anything you can imagine!
Being that this is such a simple technology, it has a huge window for open source development in the near future. Everyone has a smartphone and or Tablet and soon we will be seeing more and more apps, games, entertainment and more being made for this technology and Holo is the beginning of the future for entry level Smartphone & Tablet Hologram Projection Reflectors.
Sizes & Compatibility:
Smartphone Holo: 13.7 x 10 x 5.3 cm (5.4 x 4 x 2.2 Inches)
Tablet Holo: 22 x 16 x 7.7 cm (8.7 x 6.2 x 3.1 Inches)
Holo will work with almost ANY Smartphone or Tablet.
Shipping & Assembly:
All Holo Smartphone & Tablet Hologram Projection Reflectors will be shipped in a flat box or bag. Assembly is super easy, and only requires a small screw driver set for the Tablet version, the Smartphone version requires no tools at all. You’ll be able to marvel at Holograms in your own home within 2 minutes from when the postman delivers your package!
How You Can Help:
We have done all the hard work already. The design, testing, 10+ prototypes, countless hours, going back and starting again, finding the right materials and suppliers, all that, is done (Thankfully). What we need now is your help to get the project off the ground and running! We are confident we have a great and unique product here and we want to share it with the world. So there are THREE ways You can help:
1: Share our project and the following link on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social network, in an email or even face to face to your friends and family. LINK: http://kck.st/1StY4NG
2: Pledge and buy a Holo! Or Two or Three or Four or More!
3: Donate just $1 or more to help us get to our goal. This might not seem like much in the big scheme of things, but literally every dollar counts! And you'll also get placed on our mailing list so you can not only keep up with what products we are working on and what we are doing at Kayu, but also some other neat things we are working of for some of our other partners!
List of Current Videos to Get you Started:
In addition to all of these, there are thousands more on Youtube and other sites.
Not to mention a plethora of apps and software programs specifically made for this type of technology.
We don't currently have an App or program, but we are working on one right now!
We would love to list a few programs and Apps you could use to create your own hologram content, but unfortunately most of those have their own single pyramid devices and may not like us using tem as an example (even though Holo will work better on their own programs) so we will simply suggest a Google search of “Smart Phone Hologram App's” Or “Smart Phone Hologram Editor” etc.
PRESS CONTACT: email@example.com
*HOLO DOES NOT COME WITH ANY SMART DEVICE. ONLY THE HOLO ITSELF**
Terms: Products that are received damaged, due to issues with parts or workmanship will be replaced and shipped back to the customer at the cost of shipping, which will be paid by the customer. Being that this is a crowdfunding campaign and we are offering Holo as a pre-order in the form of a reward for your financial contribution rather than as a retail item, we do not have a return policy, we cannot give returns or refunds due to change of mind, misuse, damaged items due to misuse or damage to products used with Holo or for any other reason that it ariving broken. As mentioned above the Holo devise does not create a 'real' hologram, just the illusion of a hologram (which looks pretty real / cool )
Risks and challenges
We have made sure that our manufacturing avenues will be reliable and consistent and have TWO backup plans in place should they not be able to fulfil on time. We have done and are continuing to make sure we encounter the least amount of hurdles and set backs while delivering our wallets to you.
We will always keep our backers informed about our progress and will be open to comments and questions at all times.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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