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Google Cardboard-inspired mixed-reality headset smashes funding goal on Kickstarter

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Ralph Miller

The cardboard constructed ZapBox is aiming to bring mixed reality into the home on a tiny budget.

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However, a London-based tech company is hoping to slash the cost of entry with ZapBox – a Google Cardboard-inspired headset that uses an iOS or Android smartphone app to bring MR to the general consumer for 1% of the cost of Microsoft's HoloLens.

Zappar launched a crowdfunding campaign for its $30 £24, €28 MR kit on Kickstarter in mid November.

After almost a month, the ZapBox project has now almost doubled its initial funding target of $30,000, hitting multiple stretch goals along the way.

The ZapBox comes with four key components, with all but one built entirely of cardboard.

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