I saw my first hologram display this past summer from a company called Looking Glass. Now another company is working on a similar product called the Holovect, which just launched on Kickstarter. Both products aim to bring holograms to developers and then eventually consumers. Well, technically, Holovect says it doesn't peddle a hologram display. It's in the business of "volumetric vector images." Okay Holovect. We get it. The products differ in their presentation. Volume is a box, whereas the Holovect projects more out in the open. Neither seems incredibly convenient or discrete, but both seemingly accomplish the goal of finding a way to display holograms.
The other key difference between the two options is that Volume isn’t crowdfunded; it’s available for preorder starting at $1,199 for a full range of color. Holovect starts at $899, but a version that comes with a full color spectrum costs $1,800. It hasn’t yet been funded, and we haven’t checked out a prototype in-person. From what I've seen from Volume, the quality of holograms isn't great yet. It isn't that they can't be, but rather that it would just be too dang expensive to create a perfect quality image. I wish I could compare Holovect quality to Volume, but I can't. All I can say is that I'm ready for this hologram future.