Okay, so this gadget is not actually a product you can buy. It’s a concept that looks familiar because we’ve heard about it for 30 years or so, and there are dozens of devices that look very similar.

But this one is from Microsoft. That makes it news and lets us know that earth may be shifting on its axis. And it’s not just a “headset” but an entire computing device. And it’s Microsoft, so they get to do things like demonstrate the potential of the device by hooking it up with NASA to drive the Mars Rover Curiosity around. (No word yet on the cost of liability insurance in case Microsoft crashes it.)

The Microsoft HoloLens is a concept product that may fulfill the classic sci-fi notion that our real world should be easy to overlay with a virtual world, changing the ways we work, play and interact in all sorts of ways.

Will it work? We know it will play (as in videogames), but will it work, as in an office? As long as we don’t have to go out in public wearing such a goofy looking device, maybe it will.

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Small Business Gadget: Sony’s Symphony Light

Sony’s Symphony Light is a wireless speaker that also illuminates your office, shop or cafe.

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Small Business Gadget: Yes, That’s a Printer in Our Pocket And We’re Excited to See It

The Zuta Pocket Printer is a portable “mini robotic” printer that weighs less than a pound and is 4 inches in diameter and works with your mobile device or laptop.

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Small Business Gadget: The Intel Compute Stick

The Intel Compute Stick is a “PC-on-a-stick” that will turn your HDTV into a computer running Windows 8.1 or Linux.

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Small Business Gadget: An Interactive Whiteboard for Under $1,000

Smart Technologies’ SMART kapp Capture Board is a great looking feature-packed interactive whiteboard with real time remote viewing capabilities priced lower than $1,000.

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Concept Smartphone Charger Promises a 30 Second Battery Charge

A Tel-Aviv-based start-up is introducing a prototype charger that promises a 30 second battery recharge