jDome's immersive wrap-around gaming

Concept works like Omnimax-like projection screen.

jDome

Looks like I just lost my bragging rights for gaming on a 100-inch screen.

Someone has patented a 180-degree gaming system dubbed jDome, which delivers a one-of-a-kind wraparound visual experience. Interestingly, it works pretty much like a rear projection screen and relies on a front projector to recreate the Omnimax-like effects. One of these will easily set you back $6,000, though its inventor John Nilsson apparently spent only around $125 to $200 to patent and develop the product, according to Ubergizmo.

We're just wondering whether anyone would like to give this a go using a white brolly instead. How's that for an inexpensive and somewhat practical alternative?

(Source: Crave Asia)

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    Philip Wong is an A/V, PC, photography and gaming enthusiast. Besides spending countless days and late nights fiddling with his home theater system and watercooled PC, he also hits the roads frequently on his iron horse to sweat it out. Now, who says geeks don't work out?

     

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