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Screw real life, let’s just strap iPads to our faces and ignore the dirty dishes

The AirVR kit lets you apply an iPad Mini directly to your eyeballs because, why the hell not

Stuff’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews are up (and well worth a read), but let’s not ignore other crucial developments in Apple world either.

Take the AirVR Kickstarter project for example. It’s a kit which lets you strap an iPad Mini or iPad Mini Retina onto your face, transforming it into a ludicrously over-sized Oculus Rift-like virtual reality headset.

Like the Samsung Gear VR, the kit is essentially a shell with straps, with two lenses to focus the iPad Mini’s screen. There’s also a cutout in which on-screen calibration and control buttons can be accessed.

While we highly doubt you’d ever use it in public, there’s a chance the neighbours will see you as they walk past. Best to stick to the basement or attic, with the windows drawn.

READ MORE: Apple iPhone 6 review

A better alternative is the AirVR+, which is designed for the smaller iPhone 6 Plus, which looks substantially less ridiculous.

There are also a few apps thrown in for good measure, including a virtual photo gallery and a movie app which lets you enjoy content like 3D YouTube videos in a virtual cinema.

The PanoVR app will let you revisit places you’ve visited with 360° panoramas, and there’s an open source SDK for developers to create more content too.

CAD$50 is all it takes to nab one from Kickstarter right now, so if your homemade Google Cardboard headset is already falling apart, then it might be worth an impulse purchase.

READ MORE: How to make Google Cardboard from scratch

[Kickstarter via Gizmodo]

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Esat has been a gadget fan ever since his tiny four-year-old brain was captivated by a sound-activated dancing sunflower. From there it was a natural progression to a Sega Mega Drive, a brief obsession with hedgehogs, and a love for all things tech. After 7 years as a writer and deputy editor for Stuff, Esat ventured out into the corporate world, spending three years as Editor of Microsoft's European News Centre. Now a freelance writer, his appetite for shiny gadgets has no bounds. Oh, and like all good human beings, he's very fond of cats.