MERGE’s Cube, on demo at IFA 2018, uses virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality technologies through a smartphone or tablet to extend mobile app experiences beyond just the device’s screen. Multiple apps have been designed to work with the $14.99 cube to create holographic 3D experiences for fun and for educational purposes.
Forty apps are currently available in multiple languages beyond English (including German, Spanish, Italian, French and Chinese). A few examples of the apps include Galactic Explorer, which allows the viewer to hold and manipulate the solar system, Defused!, which pits the user’s defusing skills against a holographic time bomb, and Mr. Body, which is, in essence, a holographic anatomy lesson.