That’s TOOB for ‘Think Out of Box’, and the latest from the company is TOOB Earth. It’s a relatively new variant of a dome display scaled down for personal/home use. But wait, it’s not just for entertainment. According to the makers, what they’ve developed so far could enjoy applications in different settings. Although the whole system looks like a lot of furniture jammed together, the resulting platform–which would do real sweet for hardcore gaming–looks like a cockpit.
The problem is when it finally comes out the TOOB will be quite expensive. There’s a Kickstarter page as well to inform the curious:
TOOB Earth is a 1.2 Metre (4ft) diameter half dome which when used with a standard projector** fitted with a standard lens can project an image onto the inside curved surface giving the viewer the sense of being fully immersed in the content.Think IMAX/ OMNI MAX but in the home.
Since a lot of additional R&D is required, the TOOb Earth Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds worth an epic $390,000–in three weeks.
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