Augmented Reality Gives Greeting Cards a Virtual Facelift

Augmented Reality Gives Greeting Cards a Virtual Facelift

Augmented-reality greeting cards

Greeting cards have been around for decades. It’s time they got an upgrade, don’t you think?

That’s what tech company DAQRI is trying to do with their¬†Gizmo Kickstarter¬†project. They look like typical greeting cards…until you point your tablet towards it. Instead of seeing the plain card on your screen, it’ll literally come to life with a short but fun interactive animation. The cards can be customized depending on the occasion or event being celebrated, including birthdays, Christmas, and Valentine’s day.

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In order for the stickers to work, the DAQRI app has to be installed beforehand.

The Gizmo: Augmented Reality cards can be yours if you back their Kickstarter campaign. An $18 pledge will get you five cards and twelve stickers.

 

[ Gizmo on Kickstarter ] VIA [ C|NET ]