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New startup Campfire raises $8 Million for their AR Headset

From the ashes of the Meta AR Headset emerges Campfire. They are a California based startup, which has announced they will be launching a new augmented reality headset, having raised over $8 million from investors already.

Demo, GIF from Campfire

Here is a GIF of the Campfire system in action. The headset design looks like a mix between the Microsoft’s Hololens and Meta 2.

The Campfire system is built for designers and engineers in mind. It will allow for teams to easily view and work with 3D models. The system consists of: the headset, console and phone controller.

The Campfire headset itself boasts a 92° diagonal field of view, as well as the ability to convert between AR + VR for visualisations in any environment.

The console part of the system acts like a 3D Monitor, which will project and work as an anchor for the models when placed down.

Explanation of Consoles, Image from Campfire

The controller for the system is a device that attaches to your phone, allowing for precise and accurate interaction with the headset.

Campfire says they are aiming to strip away a lot of the complexities and hurdles when it comes to AR/VR. Wanting to make it more accessible.

The Campfire augmented reality system (which includes the headset, controllers and console) is targeting commerical availability this Fall.

Hopefully the Campfire augmented reality headset has a better fate than its older brother, the now defunct Meta headsets. If you want to find out more, you can check out the Official Campfire Website.