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Watch giant 8-foot holograms with this egg-shaped projector

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Bleen serves holograms sunny side up

First there was Princess Leia, then came Tupac Shakur reincarnated – but now, at long last, we’re ready to welcome holograms into our homes.

Introducing Bleen, a projection device capable of displaying 8-foot moving holograms without the need for screens, lenses or 3D glasses. The technology is contained within a singular egg-like structure, spewing out 3D-realistic projections of movies, games, music and more. The futuristic design will look right at home between a 3D printer and your jetpack.

Bleen is the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, where it hopes to raise $225,000. At the time of writing its already raised 12% of that total ($27,000), with 46 days of fundraising left on the clock. Needless to say, the potential for real-life holograms isn’t exactly a tough sell.

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Giant 8-foot holograms brings gaming to life

But hang on a minute, before you go emptying your bank account – not just any movie or game hologram can be conjured from the magical egg. Content must be designed specifically to be compatible with Bleen, before being made available in a dedicated app store. The company will also be launching a developer platform so that users will be able to create their own their own holographic applications.

Bogdan Shevchuk, CEO of Bleen Inc., explained: “We recognize that we’ve taken on a great challenge, trying to develop one of the most desired technologies. Our ultimate goal is to bring a real consumer product to the market that enables everyone to watch 3D content in spatial quality […] Now Bleen is ready to emerge out of the laboratory and into our lives, practical and useful for everyone for every day.”

Bleen hologram projectors are available for the pre-order price of $225 and, if funded, are expected to ship late in 2015. Read more about the project and donate over at Indiegogo, or watch the promo video below and let us know what you think.

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