VISR Virtual Reality
VISR Virtual Reality
VISR is a headset designed to make immersive virtual reality something that can be experienced by everyone.
VISR is a headset designed to make immersive virtual reality something that can be experienced by everyone. Read more
About this project
VISR is a headset designed to make immersive virtual reality something that can be experienced by everyone. Our aim is to create the most affordable VR experience while not compromising on quality.
Unlike headsets based on the Google cardboard, VISR is made from low cost laminated corrugate with high durability that is powered by your smartphone. We think this is the best way to sink your teeth into VR without spending a fortune.
VISR is super simple to use as it comes fully assembled. It only takes two steps to get you from opening your VISR to experiencing virtual reality.
Firstly, you need to find and load up a virtual reality game, movie or application. There is already a huge amount of content available out there, with more being produced every day.
After you have your app loaded up, just slip your phone in to the VISR magazine and then into the top of the device. After that you are ready to go! Strap in and immerse yourself in fantastic virtual worlds.
VISR has been called "the most exciting and disruptive piece of hardware" to enter the VR gaming market by Andrew McCartney, CEO of Microsoft Ventures and seen at:
Chris Deering, former president of Sony Europe said that "VISR is the sensible way for millions of consumers with selected smart phones to experience quality VR at an affordable price. The VISR design features comfort and durable wearability, yet the cost is low enough to warrant replacement on the same time cycle as one's smart phone. VISR is a brilliant concept"
If we reach our base funding goal, we will be able to start producing VISR on a large scale with a high level of quality. Exceeding that will allow us to spend more time making the VISR experience as amazing as it can be for everyone involved.
Our first stretch goal is for £60,000. Reaching this will allow us to spend time polishing up all of the tech demos that we have been creating for VISR and to release them all for free! These will be put up on our website regardless, but we'd love to refine them and release them as full games.
Our second stretch goal is for £100,000. We are really excited about this idea, if we reach this target we will create a special game for the VISR. This game will be designed entirely by the VISR community! We will listen to your ideas, take polls and come up with something completely unique. This game will of course be released completely free to everyone in the community and you will get to play your own creation!
Finally, as a big stretch goal, £200,000. If we reach this final goal we will develop an app for all platforms that will allow you to stream directly from your PC to your device. This will let you play games or stream media on your computer straight to your VISR headset. This would mean that your phone would no longer be the bottleneck for performance and you could experience a much wider variety of content!
We have been developing games and apps for the VISR for the last few months and it is surprisingly easy. If you are a developer and you don't fancy sitting on a 6 month waiting list as well as shelling out £200+ for a high end VR kit then VISR is the perfect way to get into the VR space.
Anything you develop for the VISR only needs to run on a smartphone so it's as easy as creating a mobile app there will even be a pre-built Unity package released to allow developers to plug in and start playing. We are also super interested in everyone who is creating virtual reality applications, so we will publicise anything you make for free! Just get in contact with us.
We want you to be a part of the VISR community. We think that we have developed something exciting that will help everyone to experience virtual reality, but we need your feedback! Help us make VISR amazing.
We've worked super hard creating VISR, lets make it a (non-virtual) reality!
Risks and challenges
From the beginning of this project we have been working with a world class cardboard manufacturer, Garthwest Ltd (www.garthwest.com). Our concerns in relation to the production of this device are very minimal but we are of course keeping a close eye on it all.
The best thing about the VISR is that the core of the product is your own phone. That raises a separate issue: everyone has a different phone and they are all different sizes; we are doing research to determine which phones are most popular now and which will be most popular in the future. The best thing for this however would be to get feedback from you guys! Tell us what phone you have and which ones you want to be able to fit in the VISR so we can make the headset as universal as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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