iSights – an augmented reality game & case turns YOU into a first person shooter
Dec 2, 2013 4:02 PM –
iSights is an augmented reality app that places optical reticle cross-hairs on your smartphone for mounting and improving aim. Find out how it can place you into a first person shooter game in this review!
Price: $0.99 for App, iSights Mount $39.99, Otterbox Case $49.95-59.95
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S4, iSight Mount for Samsung Galaxy S4, Otterbox Defender Series Case for S4
Pros & Cons:
- Cool and novel app with case accessory combo that can allow your phone to mount to a weapon for better aim.
- Very limited and very novel app.
- Requires additional hardware to try out.
iSights is an reticle optics calibration app for combining with companion iSights Mount which holds an Otterbox Defender Series case for either iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPod Touch 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4- attached to the rail system of either an air-soft gun, paintball gun, or small caliber firearms for target shooting. The mount system is a simple three piece set that screws to the top of your weapon’s rails. The mount holds the case, I found it to be sturdy but quite difficult to remove the phone/case combo once inserted. I’m a paintball junkie, so this review was great excuse to bring out my Tippman X7 marker (I nicknamed her Sheila). Though I personally would not have the confidence to play an intense round of paintball with my phone attached in fear it popping off and retaining damaging (but that’s me being paranoid as the phone is encased in an Otterbox case). I personally felt more comfortable with using it in target practice. However, if you’re adventurous it could be used in an awesome creative first person shooter game with friends!
The current feature set is very limited, however, you can choose the reticle bullseye from one of over thirty different sights including the change of its color. Additionally, you can nudge the calibration arrows to fine tune your shot or use your finger to drag into place.
The developer promises more features will be added such as; recording your target shooting (bad ass once available), ammunition counter, range finder, compass direction, yaw & pitch, plus zoom controls. Unfortunately they aren’t available yet so it remains very limited and very novel, plus requires a few pieces of hardware just to try out. In all, in its current form it’s a new aged way to calibrate your sights using your phone.
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iSights – Aim Reticle
iSights – Drag and Position Reticle
iSights – Change Reticle