What if you could carry a virtual reality (VR) device everywhere you go since its attached to something that you already carry with you? Thats essentially the pitch of the startup behind Pin.
Created by the Toronto-based Cordon Development Labs, Pin (pronounced pinch) is a protective case thats compatible with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. More importantly, its a headset that provides access to a mobile VR platform capable of supporting content creation, content consumption, and even e-commerce through spatial interaction.
As showcased in the promotional video below, Pin enables Minority Report-style spatial interaction through multi-touch gestures performed using a pair of finger tacks or pinchers, which it tracks using the iPhones camera. Additional head-tracking and movement are captured by Pin in conjunction with the iPhones Apple M8 motion coprocessor.
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Pin apparently has far more than a pinch of potential. But its currently in its prototype stage. To ensure its fruition and release in the mass market, Cordon has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, in hopes of raising C$100,000 (about US$89,000) in one month. The company has also begun accepting preorders through its website for the C$99 (US$88) Pin Discovery Edition.
Cordon plans to funnel support from backers through key areas in the development of Pin, including the refining of its form factor, the improvements of its pinchers, and the release of its software development kit.