HoloKit X turns your iPhone into a $129 AR headset

With Sony’s PSVR 2 set to cost more than the PS5, you might feel a little trapped in that reality right now – but HoloKit X makes the extra dimensions affordable.

Powered entirely by your iPhone and its cameras, the stereoscopic AR headset mirrors the screen a bit like a periscope, so you can see virtual 3D objects right in front of your eyes. You can play games with it through the HoloKit app, navigate around virtual items placed in the real world and hear exactly where things are using Spatial Audio, plus if you have an Apple Watch it can be used as a Wii-style motion controller.

The HoloKit website includes a video that shows wishful wizards wearing headphones casting spells at each other on the streets of New York, while another shows a person interacting with an ethereal hologram using only their hands.

Pricing is in US dollars, with each headset costing $129, but HoloKit will ship one to the UK for a very reasonable $16.90 fee, and will work with any standard or Pro iPhone (including Max versions) from the XS onwards, although you’ll get Better performance than those with Lidar sensors. Who needs Apple to advertise their long-rumored Mixed Reality headset when you have things like that for the price of a pair of AirPods?