We have been having a blast as a family using the Vive! From Tilt Brush to DCS. Its an amazing piece or hardware and definitely the future of gaming.
Charging the controllers was becoming a pain! We would put the Vive away for the night and forget the charge the controllers! A huge bummer the next day!
We decided to do something about it!
Introducing the Six Axis Gaming Vive Controller Docking Station. This docking station helps manage your controllers while keeping them charged and allowing you to use it as a base to update them when needed.
- Its weighted so it doesn't shift around when you remove the controllers.
- The geometry of the socket protects the USB plugs.
- 2 Standard USB cords are included and pre-installed, so when you need to update, just plug them into your computer!
- Its scales! See below for some stretch funding goals.
- It positions both controllers in an easy to grab fashion. No fooling with angles, just grab and pull straight up.
- It looks nice!
- You no longer need to use a tangled mess of old cords to hold your controllers.
WHY WE NEED YOU!
We have been through several iterations, improving the product each time and we think we are almost ready to get it made! But we want your help to make it even better. We would love to hear your suggestions on ways to improve it before we roll into production.
Quality is paramount for us, before we release the docking station we need to ensure it will perform to our standards and work for the long haul!
Its a simple product, but it solves a problem Vive users are encountering and we are ready to make it happen on a fast timeline!
As soon as we are funded and have collected all of the feedback from our backers, we will cut POs for the mold tools and miscellaneous other components. We will finalize the assembly process and setup shipping.
As soon as final samples are approved, off to production!
Don't let your Vive controllers sit in a mess of tangled cables!
Shown below is the latest prototype we have. Its 3D machined out of a huge block of acetal, that is why the surfaces are not smooth or properly textured.
The production version will be injection molded ABS. The finish will match the Vive Controllers.
The Six Axis Vive Docking Station holds both of your controllers perfectly vertical. With a weighted base and integrated charging, you are always ready to play.
The docking station can be used with or without the lanyards. And because we designed it for the lanyards (We have kids!) they will never get in the way.
The USB Plug is safe and secure in the controller socket, ensuring it will never get bent or damaged.
The base is weighted, so you can pick up both controllers at once... without needing a 3rd hand to hold the base down.
SHARING IS CARING
Tell everyone you know about this! Six Axis Gaming has some great plans for VR. We have the ideas, the team, and the drive to get them done. But we need YOU (AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS) to help us get this project off the ground so we can start building the brand.
But to make the HMD / Headphone accessory happen, we will need more backers.
Our stretch goal for the HMD / Headphone accessory is $50,000. Once we reach that, we will add a new reward to allow you to add that pledge!
Please help us out by sharing in the VR community and everyone you know.
We have some really cool Vive / Rift projects on the drawing board... but we need to start here!
Thank you for taking the time to view this project. We sincerely hope you decide to support us.
Risks and challenges
We believe the risks and challenges are very low. My design company has successfully aided two companies in bringing kickstarter projects to fruition. We have excellent connections for manufacturing and distribution.
We will be transparent about any delays and issues and ensure that we make our timeline without sacrificing quality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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