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RideOn surpasses $75k goal for its Android-powered augmented reality skiing goggles

Did you ever think that skiing is a boring activity that could use some tech spice? Well, it appears that RideOn thought so too and now their Android-powered augmented reality ski goggles are much closer to reality than a month ago because the IndieGogo project managed to surpass its $75k goal.

 

RideOn ski goggles

 

These fantastic goggles will project a virtual interface on top of the snow and it will make you see things hovering fifteen feet in front of you. This way, it will produce hoops that you can swoop through or even a map to help you not get lost.

 

 

Users will be able to navigate the interface by looking up and focusing their eyesight on different UI elements. For example staring at the map will make the map bigger and bring it in front of your eyes.

The goggles also contain a camera you can tape your adventures with GoPro style.

 

 

The goggles had a $75,000 goal, which is a little low for hardware production to be honest. But the product looks pretty good at the moment, in its final stages of production it seems. Those who are interested in it will have to take $519 out of their pocket and this is a discount price for the retail $899 people will have to pay later, as RideOn says.

 

RideOn Augmented

 

The goggles are expected to ship somewhere starting September 2015.

Source: Rideon Indiegogo

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HTC teasing camera-style device on Youtube weeks ahead of its event in New York

HTC is teasing its newest addition to possibly popular devices with a teaser for its October 8th event held in New York. It seems that the teased product could be a GoPro style camera with some neat little details.

It seems that the camera or some of its accessories are water resistant and it appears that the lens is wide-angled. The product could have high-FPS functionality and Slow Motion features as well.

It is unclear so far if the HTC device is a camera in itself, the camera function of a smartphone or tablet or a hybrid altogether. The promotional teaser is uploaded on YouTube and you can watch it below. You will also find it on www.recamera.com with an interesting logo of its own. The name REcamera could even be the name of the device or its codename, even if it didn’t draw that much attention so far.

HTC’s Selfie-themed event will take place on October 8th in New York. Stay tuned!

Source: Twitter