Amazon AR view

Try products in your home before you buy them

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#5 Product of the WeekNovember 07, 2017
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AR view lets you view products in your home before you buy them. You can see how they fit, and test how they look. Curious whether a throw pillow is the right shade of blue, or whether a mixer you like will fit under the counter? Now just pull out your phone to find out.

Reviews

  • Jack KimFounder @ Ember Labs
    Pros: 

    Great way to see 360 degree detail / closeup of the product that I otherwise can't from images.

    Cons: 

    Would take a while before every item can be digitized and viewable.

    Super excited about the potential of it. Might be a gimmick that dies out in a few months but will be hugely useful when we have a more available, comfortable AR medium that's always on us (holding up phone won't cut it).

    Jack Kim has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    It works (kind of) allowing you to add and manipulate objects within your surrounding using a pretty solid UI.

    Cons: 

    Plane detection and object scaling are a little off. Strange desire to keep translating from vertical to horizontal orientations.

    I've just updated the app (available in US only) and found that whilst it works, the scaling/sizing of the items is a little off at times. The plane detection is quite slow and buggy with items being able to hover through other objects despite being 'rooted' on the plane. Overall a 3* effort.

    Matthew Morley has used this product for one day.

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Kyle Hess@kylhss · Fintech Product Manager
Amazon doing this feels like a game changer, right?
kydy@kydyzyx · Curious tech soul
This is going to be the next step of digitalization. Now we don't need to rely on going to the store.
Eder Y. Elom KWASI@eyekwasi · Founder of BookGrid
@kydyzyx you are so right
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@kydyzyx considering Amazon barely has IRL retail, this is leapfrogging that whole era of commerce!
kydy@kydyzyx · Curious tech soul
Shruti Kaushik@shrutikaushikit · Program Manager, GeekyAnts
This is seriously awesome. I was trying to purchase a bean bag online a few days back but couldn't decide which size would be right. Hope to get the Android release soon. 😁
Joshua PinterPro@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
How does Amazon determine the 3D models of the objects? Are they provided by the vendor or do they generate a 3D model themselves somehow?
Eder Y. Elom KWASI@eyekwasi · Founder of BookGrid
Really cool. This will become common place when they start supporting more and more products. Store retailers should definitely be more worried. It is only going to get worse for them from here on.