Use your smartphone as a projector to create a dazzling 3D light show at home

By Michelle Lynn Dinh

Every year around Christmas time, cities across Japan feature beautiful light displays. One of the most stunning shows features images projected onto famous buildings.

It used to be that you had to travel and see these displays first hand, but that isn’t the case anymore. Thanks to Bandai, creators of an entire armada of wacky Japanese toys, you’re just a miniature purchase and smartphone app away from a 3D light show at home.

This nearly magical product is called “Hako Vision” and uses 3D projection mapping to make it appear as if the included miniature building is moving, turning, and glowing. The kit consists of a small box with one of two building designs and a “clear plate.” After assembling, users place their smartphone on top of the box, which will show perfectly projected images that appear to be dancing on the building.

Hako Vision will be released on Jan 27 for the price of 525 yen and a Gundam-theme Hako Vision is rumored to be released sometime in 2014. The already announced Tokyo Hikari and Karakuri versions of Hako Vision look amazing.

Source: IT Media

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How utterly boring.

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I really don't see the purpose of this other than a couple seconds of novelty. Do they expect people to leave their smartphones running this app so they can have some tiny interactive display in their house? At least the price reflects the novelty.

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Love the way it flashes 世界初 first in the world.

Damn, I'm proud!

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Shame about the late release date. This would be fun for year-end parties. By Jan. 27, it will be just another forgotten novelty.

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