For years, sci-fi fans have dreamed of bringing holograms into the home. Now a US startup is making that dream reality.
HoloVit has launched a Kickstarter campaign to “bring the fun and excitement of futuristic [holographic] technology into every home”.
Their screens come in a range of sizes and appear to work by reflecting light from phone, tablet, laptop and TV screens.
But the real selling point of their work, the company claims, is the ability to record your own holograms with their “hologram recording set”.
HoloVit says the recording can then be shared through social media.
The modular set comes with a stand and a black background. Once it’s set up, you can use a camera to capture the hologram in as little as 30 seconds.
The company has raised just over $5,000 (£3,800) of their $18,000 (£13,680) funding goal. The smallest screen costs $79 (£60) and the largest is $219 (£166). But you pay a fair bit more for the recording set.
Most of the products are expected to be released in September. But HoloVit is also hoping to produce more holographic videos and games.
As Mashable notes, the campaign is pretty short on technical details, which might be cause for concern for some potential investors.
Nevertheless, if the HoloVit team pulls it off, the tech could be a very cool addition to your living room.
The 2016 robots and drones that will change our lives:
Robots that can deliver other robots:
Amazon Prime Air is a drone delivery service which the company is currently testing. The company aims to deliver products within just 30 minutes of the customer pressing the 'order' button. (AP Photo/Amazon)
Robots that could soon be saving lives:
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The robot 'CHIMP' developed by Team Tartan Rescue from the US prepares to complete a task during the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. It is hoped that these robots will eventually replace emergency services workers during events like the Fukushima nuclear disaster. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Robots that can carry your stuff:
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A robotic cheetah runs during a demonstration at the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. DARPA's four-legged robots have been designed to carry supplies and ammunition for the US Army. Capable of travelling over tough terrain the hope is that these will eventually replace the need for trucks or small vehicles. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Robots that can kill:
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A sentry robot freezes a hypothetical intruder by pointing its machine gun during its test in Cheonan. South Korea unveiled a high-tech, machine gun-toting sentry robot that could support its troops in detecting and killing intruders along the heavily fortified border with North Korea. The weapons-grade robot can detect, raise the alarm and provide suppressive fire. (KIM DONG-JOO/AFP/Getty Images)
Robots that can race each other:
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Japan's motorcycle maker Yamaha Motor introduces the prototype model of a motorcycle riding robot 'Motobot' during a press preview at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo on 28, 2015.(YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Robots that are toys:
The Sphero BB-8 remote controlled droid is on display at CES Unveiled, a media preview event for CES International, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Las Vegas. The robot is controlled by an app for a mobile device. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Robots that will do your weekly shop:
A new delivery drone company plans to revolutionise the way we do our shopping by replacing your weekly trip to Sainsbury's with a tiny delivery robot which will bring your fruit and veg straight to your door.(Starship Technologies)