Zapbox introduces mixed reality experiences at CES 2024


Zapbox introduced mixed reality (MR) experiences at CES 2024, including spatial video integration and apps such as chess.

Spatial video support was initially showcased at Apple’s Wanderlust event and now Zapbox is bringing it to its own low-cost MR headset, which sells for $80. It is also adding two immersive MR experiences, Zapbox: Chess and Open Brush app.

This spatial video integration, exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max users, enables the Apple users to record and view 3D videos, delivering an immersive experience previously unheard of in this price bracket.

Zapbox: Chess is an MR experience.

Zapbox: Chess –is an MR adaptation of the classic game of chess. This immersive 3D experience not only revitalizes the game but also allows for interactive play, whether with friends in the same room or across distances. The game includes an AI chessbot named Casparov, promising engaging and challenging gameplay.

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The chess game leverages the six degree of freedom (6-DoF) controllers for a seamless and realistic chess experience. It enables personalization with multiple board styles and hand designs that offer users the freedom to tailor their gaming encounters.

Open Brush

Spatial video on Zapbox.

The upcoming Open Brush app enables creation and manipulation of 3D models within the Zapbox environment. This tool empowers both amateur and seasoned 3D artists to sculpt, paint, and craft in an immersive MR setting. With user-friendly tools and Zapbox’s state-of-the-art MR technology, users can bring their creative visions to life within their own spaces.

The app offers an array of brushes and an intricate color picker, enabling users to craft intricate and vibrant 3D models.

These latest offerings from Zapbox underline the company’s dedication to democratizing MR technology.

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