Monthly Archives: June 2015

Our New Deal

Here at Prizmiq, we want to make the Internet a better place. And while we don’t have the tools right now to delete all Internet trolls 5ever, we do want to provide a better customer experience for online retailing.

That’s why, for a limited time, we are offering quite a deal to five qualified shoe brands our services for free.

Yeah, free.

We will cover the cost of 3D imaging for your company’s top 10 most popular products. That means we will scan and render your products and they’ll look just as good as if you’d paid for our services. In exchange, we’d like an A/B test and a nominal revenue share based on the measured lift responsible from our 3D experience.

We’ll 3D image 10 of your top products. Imagine your baseline conversion rate for a particular product is 2% with traditional 2D photography. After conducting the A/B test we find that the same product equipped with our interactive 3D performed at a 2.8% conversion rate. We would only ask for 5% of that extra .8% increase in conversion on the 3D products to cover some of our fixed cost, and only that 5%.

What Prizmiq can do for your product:

  • High definition 3D imaging of your products,
  • Tight imaging turnaround times,
  • Zero plug-in integration
  • A feature rich viewer that let’s your customers interact, engage and even customize your products in real-time 3D.

How to participate:

  1. Send us 10 of your best selling products
  2. We image your products that week
  3. We send you the finished files for review
  4. Upon your approval, we begin our simple integration process
  5. Sit back, relax, and watch as your conversions rise and product returns fall

 

This is a limited time offer, and we want to help your businesses succeed. If you have any questions, e-mail Amaris at amaris@prizmiq.com.

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Wearables: The Good, The Innovative and The Weird

With our modern day technology looking more and more like it’s headed toward a Jetson-like future, wearable technology is becoming more common, but still impressive. Below are some examples of wearable tech we are excited about:

sony smartwatch 3The Smart Watch:

There are many different types of Smart Watches on the market right now from many different tech companies, including Apple, Android, LG, Samsung and others. Displays can be color or black and white and all can be compatible with your phone. They can alert you to calls, display and send texts and a variety of other things. It’s basically a watch that can replace parts of your phone, which replaced your analog watch initially. According to Wearable.com, the best overall Smart Watch is the Sony SmartWatch 3 (pictured).

The Manus:

A huge game changer, the Manus, is the first consumer VR data-glove. Think NES Power Glove,manus but it works. The Manus was revealed at E3 2015 is expected to be released in early 2016. The glove is compatible with Android 4.4 and up, and uses Bluetooth to make the gloves completely wireless and accurate hand tracking. The software is completely open-sourced and the fingers in the glove are tracked by integrated flex sensors. Though Manus is focused on VR, the gloves can be used with any PC game that uses a mouse and keyboard, incuding The Elder Scrolls, Portal 2, and WoW and LoL with the mouse. The Manus is definitely something to keep an eye on in the coming quarters.

Smart Scarf:

SWARMThis is where wearables get weird. Microsoft’s Project SWARM (Sensing Whether Affect Requires Meditation) syncs to the SWARM app on a smartphone and heats up or vibrates based on certain modules. The Scarf is meant to be therapeutic for those with mental or physical disabilities. While the Scarf has some interesting capabilities, it seems Microsoft is trying too hard to stuff everything in it. It’s unlikely we’ll be seeing this product in Microsoft stores anytime soon.

Oculus Touch

Oculus Rift is leveling up the gaming experience

Oculus Rift announced yesterday it is bringing out hand-held controls called Oculus Touch. There are two controllers, which are both handheld and look like an Xbox One controller cut in half with the YX buttons and joystick on one and the AB buttons and second joystick on the other.

The two controllers allow users to “pick up” items in games, such as weapons, and utilize them the same way you would in real life (you can hold up and aim a gun in VR the same way you would in real life). The controllers also vibrate when you pick something up, making it seem heavy in your hand, like you’re actually pick something up.

The controllers are definitely an up-step in the world of handhelds, and could lead to further opportunities for VR outside of gaming. For now, this tech will make Halo a lot more realistic.

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PacMan AR: The Ghosts Are Real

Playing Pac-Man was always fun, whether the machine was at an arcade or just an app on your phone. But it was missing that realness to it of actually being chased by ghosts and eating those oh-so nutritional pellets. Rather than going to a haunted house or making the upcoming Pixels movie a reality, Epson has created an augmented reality version called AR-Man.

AR-Man will be available on Epson’s Moverio BT-200, binocular-like AR headset in the Moverio ar_manapp store. Unlike the original Pac-Man that was an aerial view, AR-Man puts you in the maze, so knowing where the ghosts are is impossible until they’re right in front of you.

You don’t need a large space to run around in, however. Running in place is sufficient to dodge the ghosts and get those pellets and cherries.

AR-Man is expected to be in the Moverio app store next week, so keep you eyes peeled for Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde!

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Wacky Wednesday: Read Your Dog’s Mind

Back in December 2013, Swedish-based company No More Woof made everyone write its product on their Christmas lists: A device that allowed you to understand what your dog was thinking.

Unfortunately, No More Woof was only in its prototype stages, but its future looked hopeful. nomowo

The product is a headset for your dog, like something a telemarketer might wear, that analyzed your dog’s brain waves.

The technology is a combination of electroencephalography (EEG) sensing, micro-computing and special brain-computer interface software. All mammals (humans included) process and transport thoughts the same way using electric signals through its neurosystem. EEG has already been able to be used on humans; EEG should be easy to use for dogs because animals are generally less complex, allowing for No More Woof to decipher phrases such as “This is splendid!” “Leave me alone” and many more. The only hiccup in the process is creating a headset that will comfortably fit a dog’s head and still be effective.

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As of early 2014, the device can only translate your dog’s thoughts into English, but will soon be able to translate into Spanish, French and even Mandarin!

No More Woof is still seeking funding, you can donate on its website and even purchase a prototype!

Camping with Augmented Reality

Camping and hiking are all fun and games until someone gets lost. You can try to find your way by calling a friend, but they can’t necessarily navigate you back to your tent without knowing exactly where you are. Enter Spyglass, an app for iOS that has a multitude of compasses for your navigation needs as well as finding designated waypoints.

There is a compass available on the app that uses Augmented Reality with GPS capabilities. YouAR Spyglass can look at your phone to navigate and a compass will overlay what you see in front of you. This compass is also enabled when you are trying to find your way back to your camp using the Find Waypoint feature.

You can also navigate via the stars using this app. It utilizes the stars spyglassconstellations, moon and sun to help you find your way.

The app also has an angular calculator and inclinometer allowing you to measure the height of mountains and the distance to them.

At $3.99 on the App Store, it’s a pretty cheap way to not get lost.