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Top 100 Tech Ideas in March

From Rolling Surveillance Robots to Printable GIF Platforms

— March 25, 2016 — Art & Design
Computer monitors coated in 24 carat gold, extravagant clamshell phones and bespoke speaker systems are some of the most extravagant March 2016 tech ideas. While products like these appeal to a very specific consumer segment, there's plenty of affordable technology that can be made as part of a DIY project. What's most interesting about the latest DIY technology projects is that they feature very new technologies—augmented reality, smart rings and wearable gaming devices to name a few.

For consumers who appreciate cost savings but would rather purchase an item directly off of a store shelf, there are also a number of products that are being introduced with the budget-conscious shoppers in mind. A few great examples include the Lenovo Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus, as well as the DirectStream Junior digital-to-analog converter.
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Connective Off-Grid Devices
Connective Off-Grid Devices
The Beartooth Lets You Access Cellular Services Off the Grid
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99
Budget Audio Converters
Budget Audio Converters
This Digital-to-Analog Converter Offers Rich and Warm Audio Quality
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98
Supernatural Teenage Games
Supernatural Teenage Games
The Oxenfree Game is a Unique Coming-Of-Age Adventure
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97
Strength-Measuring Systems
Strength-Measuring Systems
The 'NordBord' Measures Strength to Reduce Hamstring Injuries
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96
Smart Cocktail Spouts
Smart Cocktail Spouts
Bernooli's Stylish Spouts and Personalized App are for Aspiring Mixologists
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95
Enhanced Compact Cameras
Enhanced Compact Cameras
The Canon Powershot G7x Mark II Mirrorless Camera is Ready for Action
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94
Texturized Smartphone Shields
Texturized Smartphone Shields
The Linen Micarta Carbon Fiber Case Blends Protection with Style
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93
Detachable Subwoofer Speakers
Detachable Subwoofer Speakers
The Cowin Ark is a Compact Portable Speaker with a Modular Design
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92
Smart Folio Tablet Cases
Smart Folio Tablet Cases
The Bamboo Spark is Offers a Balance Between Hand Written Notes and Tech
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91
Ultra Slim Smartphone Chargers
Ultra Slim Smartphone Chargers
The PERI GoCharge Power Bank is as Thin as a Credit Card
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90
Leg-Stimulating Desk Accessories
Leg-Stimulating Desk Accessories
The 'Officiser' Device Enables Leg Exercises at One's Desk
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89
Gilded Desktop Designs
Gilded Desktop Designs
Goldgenie is Now Coating iMacs and Macbooks in 24 Carat Gold
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88
Smartphone Movie Theater Marketing
Smartphone Movie Theater Marketing
Mobiquity and Screenvision will Use Beacon Tech for Mobile Ads
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87
Smoothie Brand Blenders
Smoothie Brand Blenders
The Jamba Appliances Smoothie Blender Enables At-Home Preparation
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86
Waterproof Photography Phone Cases
Waterproof Photography Phone Cases
The 'HITCASE PRO' Waterproof Case for iPhone 6S is Rugged
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85
Horn-Inspired Speakers
Horn-Inspired Speakers
The OMA Imperia Home Sound System Features an Unexpected Design Aesthetic
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84
Winter Stair Accessories
Winter Stair Accessories
The New HeatTrak Outdoor Stairs Mats Offer Grip and Heat Features
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83
Smart Contactless Thermometers
Smart Contactless Thermometers
The 'Flo' Body Temperature Tracker is Suitable for Kids and Adults
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82
Sleek Budget Smartphones
Sleek Budget Smartphones
The Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus Appeal to Bargain Smartphone Buyers
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81
Pocketwatch-Inspired Guitars
Pocketwatch-Inspired Guitars
This Fender Telecaster is Inspired By Vintage Pocketwatches
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80
Stealthy Japanese Aircraft
Stealthy Japanese Aircraft
The X-2 is Japan's First Domestically Produced Stealth Fighter Jets
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79
Portable Wireless Loudspeakers
Portable Wireless Loudspeakers
The Anker Classic Bluetooth Device Offers Nonstop Music Play
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78
Camera-Friendly Knapsacks
Camera-Friendly Knapsacks
The Incase Kelly Slater Pro Backpack is Designed for Technology Use
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77
Arboreal Solar USB Chargers
Arboreal Solar USB Chargers
The Solar Suntree Charger is a Design-Conscious Way to Harness UV Rays
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76
Sculptural Smartwatch Stands
Sculptural Smartwatch Stands
The Satechi Aluminum Apple Watch Charging Stand is Chicly Designed
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75
Plush Computer Wrist Rests
Plush Computer Wrist Rests
The PC Character Cushions are an Adorable Ergonomic Typing Aid
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74
Reactive Feather Jackets
Reactive Feather Jackets
This Feather-Covered Jacket Will Twitch When the Wearer is Facing North
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73
Live Face-Swapping Apps
Live Face-Swapping Apps
The 'Face Swap Live' App Helps Users Digitally Trade Faces in Real Time
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72
Multimedia Charging Hubs
Multimedia Charging Hubs
The ChargeHub 7 is a Universal Station to Power Up Multiple Tech Devices
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71
DIY Internet Device Kits
DIY Internet Device Kits
The Electron Board Lets You Create Original Internet Devices At Home
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70
Connected Robotic Lawn Mowers
Connected Robotic Lawn Mowers
The Husqvarna Automower Makes Continuous Lawn Care Autonomous
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69
Solar Vineyard Chapels
Solar Vineyard Chapels
This Vinyard Design Project Explores the Alchemy of Wine and Architecture
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68
Rolling Surveillance Robots
Rolling Surveillance Robots
The LG Rolling Bot Playfully Monitors the Home like a Sci-Fi Droid
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67
Smart Textile Gaming Suits
Smart Textile Gaming Suits
The Teslasuit Lets Consumers Sense Virtual World Feedback Through Touch
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66
Intergalactic Holograph Displays
Intergalactic Holograph Displays
The Star Wars 3D HoloDisplay Projects Scenes from the Latest Film
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65
Surrealist World Simulators
Surrealist World Simulators
The 'Disney and Dali' Experience Takes Participants Inside Paintings
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64
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
Bluetooth Hearing Aids
The Companion Hearing Aid Lets You Make Calls and Stream Music
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63
Printable GIF Platforms
Printable GIF Platforms
Ubersnap Turns GIFs into Colorful Holograms as Memorable Keepsakes
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62
Hybrid Drone Toys
Hybrid Drone Toys
The Flying Car Remote Controlled Vehicle Offers Advanced Functionality
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61
Handmade Wooden Laptop Covers
Handmade Wooden Laptop Covers
The 'Bambooti' Wooden Cover for MacBook is Crafted from Real Wood
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60
Compact Forestry Robots
Compact Forestry Robots
The 'Green Eudemon' Device Works to Prevent Forest Fires
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59
DIY Gamer Armbands
DIY Gamer Armbands
This DIY Pipboy 3000 is Created Using a Raspberry Pi Mini PC
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58
Intelligent Robot Pets
Intelligent Robot Pets
The 'CHiPK9' Robot Dog is Programmed to Offer Loyalty and Affection
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57
Voice-Controlled Robotic Toys
Voice-Controlled Robotic Toys
This Star Wars BB-8 Robot Toy Responds To Your Voice Commands
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56
Ultra-Clean Wood Stoves
Ultra-Clean Wood Stoves
The 'Mulciber' is a Wood Stove That Produces Clean Air
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55
Force-Measuring Cycling Accessories
Force-Measuring Cycling Accessories
The Zone DPMX Cycling Power Meter Keeps Track of Data
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54
Couture Emoji Apps
Couture Emoji Apps
You Can Now Bring Designer Imagery to Your Selfies with Versace Emojis
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53
Boxy Smartwatch Concepts
Boxy Smartwatch Concepts
This Microsoft Surface Smartwatch Concept Places Windows 10 on Your Wrist
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52
Record-Breaking Selfie Sticks
Record-Breaking Selfie Sticks
Ben Stiller Has Broken the World Record for the Longest Selfie Stick
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51
Ultra-Fast 3D Printers
Ultra-Fast 3D Printers
This Device Can Produce 3D-Printed Objects in Mere Minutes
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50
Spiral-Patterned Soup Bowls
Spiral-Patterned Soup Bowls
These Soup Bowls Are Inspired By the Patterns Of Gravitational Waves
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49
Stovetop Filtration Systems
Stovetop Filtration Systems
The 'Basic by Bora' Kitchen Extractor Fan Enhances Capabilities
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48
Door-Reinforcing Devices
Door-Reinforcing Devices
The 'HAVEN' Home Security Door Anchor Reinforces at the Strongest Point
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47
Interactive LED Lamps
Interactive LED Lamps
The Tittle Light Lets You Create Custom Animations and Color Designs
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46
Illuminated Camping Stakes
Illuminated Camping Stakes
UCO Stakelight LED Tent Pegs Ensures Clear Visibility in the Night
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45
Solar-Powered Outerwear
Solar-Powered Outerwear
This Solar-Powered Fabric Keep Consumers Warm Without the Extra Layers
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44
Minimalist Charging Docks
Minimalist Charging Docks
Native Union's New Collection of Device Docks Promote Simplistic Style
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43
Powered Winter Neck Accessories
Powered Winter Neck Accessories
The FNDN Heated Warm Scarf Provides 4.5 Hours of Continuous Heat
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42
Digital Menu Boards
Digital Menu Boards
This Fast Casual Restaurant Targets Millennials with High-Tech Innovations
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41
Affordable VR Smartphone Headsets
Affordable VR Smartphone Headsets
The DSCVR Headset Enables Smartphone Virtual Reality with Ease
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40
Muscle-Loosening Spheres
Muscle-Loosening Spheres
The Hypersphere Vibrates to Loosen Your Muscles and Tendons
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39
Interactive Illumination Solutions
Interactive Illumination Solutions
The 'MATlamp' Wall Lamp Design Works via Rotational Movements
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38
Rabbit Fur Phone Cases
Rabbit Fur Phone Cases
These Smartphone Cases Feature a Furry Yet Cruelty-Free Aesthetic
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37
VR Fashion Shows
VR Fashion Shows
The 'Democratic Front Row' App Mimics the Fashion Week Experience
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36
Affordable Electric Bicycles
Affordable Electric Bicycles
The 'Propella' Electric Lightweight Bike Offers Enhanced Range
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35
Retro-Inspired LED Bulbs
Retro-Inspired LED Bulbs
These LED Edison Bulbs Blend Aesthetics to Enhance Design and Efficiency
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34
Quick Setup Security Cameras
Quick Setup Security Cameras
The iLuv mySight WiFi Video Camera Takes Clips When There's Motion
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33
Impressive Micro Cameras
Impressive Micro Cameras
The Sony RX IV is a Powerful Camera that Fits into a Shirt Pocket
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32
Folding Virtual Reality Glasses
Folding Virtual Reality Glasses
The Homido Mini Glasses Make Smart Eyewear Compact
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31
Digitized Sketch Pads
Digitized Sketch Pads
This Tablet Allows Artists to Digitally Record Their Creations
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30
Candle-Powered LED Lights
Candle-Powered LED Lights
The Lumir C Lamp is an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Battery Lanterns
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29
3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
This Team is Revolutionizing 3D-Printed Buildings by Using Layers
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28
Automated Meal Cookers
Automated Meal Cookers
The 'OneCook' Cooking Appliance Frees Up Cooking Time by Doing All the Work
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Expandable Silicone Clothes Washers
Expandable Silicone Clothes Washers
The Xiaoro Washer Massages Clothing Instead of Spinning It
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26
3D Body Scanning Pods
3D Body Scanning Pods
The 'mPort' is a Body Scanner That Helps Users Find the Right-sized Clothes
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25
Luxury Jeweler Smartphones
Luxury Jeweler Smartphones
The Cartier Millenaire is a Clamshell Phone Design with a Luxury Finish
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Creative Professional Laptop Protectors
Creative Professional Laptop Protectors
The Mujjo Leather MacBook Folio Sleeve is Meeting-Ready
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23
3D-Printed Tile Dresses
3D-Printed Tile Dresses
Alexis Walsh's 'Spire Dress' is Made of 400 Individual Nylon Pieces
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22
Bedtime-Focused Smartphone Docks
Bedtime-Focused Smartphone Docks
This Smart iPhone Dock Simplifies Apple Users' Nightly Routines
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21
Scandinavian Stylus Holders
Scandinavian Stylus Holders
The Walk Your Pencil Wooden Apple Pencil Case is Handmade in Denmark
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20
Dual-Charging Devices
Dual-Charging Devices
The 'Thino' Portable Battery for Android or iOS Efficiently Uses Power
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19
Classically Designed Smartwatches
Classically Designed Smartwatches
The Vector Luna Smartwatch Packs an Impressive Battery
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18
Chromatic LED Sneakers
Chromatic LED Sneakers
The Electric Styles LED High-Top Shoes Feature Illuminated Soles
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17
Virtual Home Decor Apps
Virtual Home Decor Apps
The BeoHome Design App Lets Consumers Simulate Bang & Olufsen Products
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Robot-Run Farms
Robot-Run Farms
This Japanese Robot Farm is Monitored By Autonomous Systems
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15
Ultra Fast Jet Planes
Ultra Fast Jet Planes
This Private Jet Concept Goes From New York to London in 11 Minutes
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14
Customizable Cyclist Lights
Customizable Cyclist Lights
The 'STELLIGHT' LED Bicycle Light Can be Customized via Smartphone
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13
Construction Brand Smartphones
Construction Brand Smartphones
The CAT S60 Smartphone is a Strong Device with Plenty of Features
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12
Bespoke Sound Systems
Bespoke Sound Systems
The YAR 'B-yond' Advanced Audio System is for Discerning Audiophiles
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11
DIY Smart Rings
DIY Smart Rings
This DIY Technology Project Creates the ATtiny85 Ring Watch
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10
Device-Charging Backpacks
Device-Charging Backpacks
This Modern Backpack Keeps Your Electronic Gadgets Juiced Up
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9
Shopping Smart Lockers
Shopping Smart Lockers
QikPod Lets Indian Shoppers Pick Up Packages With Ease
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8
Interactive Window Displays
Interactive Window Displays
This Department Store Used Interactive Displays to Track Customer Data
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7
Rugged Smartwatch Protectors
Rugged Smartwatch Protectors
The SUPCASE Apple Watch Case Protector Provides a Rugged Finish
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6
Wraparound LCD Displays
Wraparound LCD Displays
This Flexible LCD Display Can Be Wrapped Around Your Wrist
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5
Car-Inspired Modern Yachts
Car-Inspired Modern Yachts
The Hyperlien 'Modern Classic Gran Torino' Yacht is Well-Appointed
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4
DIY LED Accent Lights
DIY LED Accent Lights
The 'mylight.me' LED Closet Lighting Kit Enables Soft Illumination Anywhere
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3
Strap-On Sneaker Wheels
Strap-On Sneaker Wheels
The New Strap-on Jetts Turn Any Pair of Shoes into Rolling Footwear
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2
In-Store Immersion Pods
In-Store Immersion Pods
The Bompas & Parr 'Taste Pod' Debuted a Thorntons Store in London
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1
DIY Augmented Reality Books
DIY Augmented Reality Books
This Augmented Reality Book Requires No Apps or Special Glasses to Use
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