Popar Books – Reach Out and Grab you… really!


So here we go, even our books are becoming high tech, I can see it now, gone are the days of the quiet library. No longer will we feel the evil eye and hear the stern Shhhhhh… of the librarian. Someday, and that day may be here sooner rather than later, the library will sound like an arcade, with all the bells and whistles, lights flashing and spinning, books just begging to be read… literally. But I have to say, I’m alright with it, in fact I’m okay with anything that gets my kid to read. A high tech library… can you imagine it?

Well Popar Toys sure can, Popar Toys is using Augmented Reality (AR) technology to create an immersive learning experience that will allow its users to see the books printed pages blossom with incredible virtual 3D objects and animations that will seem to just jump off the pages. The “magic” works by way of a webcam and Popar’s specially coded books and cards, that when held up for the camera, seem to “come alive” around its user, right on your computer screen! Check out the video after the jump…

These kinds of virtual reality applications have been around for a little while, but Popar is the first company in the game to be able to offer very reasonably priced books and toys that you can get your hands on right now, and you won’t even have to mortgage your house to bring them home. The technology will work  on both a PC or a Mac-based computer and it will require a webcam. Please note that at least for now,  Popar is offering free webcams with a purchase of a Popar® Book Starter Kit.

Wow, kids books that come alive in your hands… amazing to me, next it will be instruction manuals, cook books and encyclopedias then mens magazines… oh, now I’ve gone and spoiled it….

The books and toys start at around 10 bucks and they’re available now at  www.PoparToys.com Visit the website for more information or to watch the video.

Source:  www.digitaltechfrontier.com

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