Monday, January 4, 2010

Adiddas augmented reality sneakers

In February Adidas will launch five sneakers that will activate a virtual world through augmented reality.


As explained on Wired, all users have to do is go to the Adidas site and hold up their sneaker, which has a code embedded in its tongue, in front of their computer webcam. A virtual world then pops out in front of them and they can navigate it using their sneaker as a controller.

It is surely a marketing gimmick, and the world in a sneaker reminds me of Onitsuka Tiger but, still, it's a pretty cool initiative that will generate some buzz online, at least among us, geek bloggers :-)

Posted via web from Digital Anthropology

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