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As of 2/9/17 the kickstarter has ended. You can still order the rEvolve at http://www.synergywiz.com/revolve.  The rEvolve is a new standard for VR comfort and convenience with it's flip up display and perfectly balanced weight.
As of 2/9/17 the kickstarter has ended. You can still order the rEvolve at http://www.synergywiz.com/revolve.  The rEvolve is a new standard for VR comfort and convenience with it's flip up display and perfectly balanced weight.
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Do you wish Virtual Reality was easier and more comfortable to use?  

It now can be with rEvolve's single grip fit, flip up display, and perfectly centered weight distribution. So putting on and wearing your Vive will be as effortless as wearing a baseball cap. Plus, you will enjoy more immersive VR with the increased field of view, and a hassle free audio experience now that the headphones are routed through the rEvolve. 

Amazingly the rEvolve does all this by simply replacing your current Vive straps.  

What does the rEvolve have to offer?

CENTERED WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION   The stock Vive weighs in at 1.2lbs and is worn with straps that squeeze the headset to your face. This leads to an uncomfortable experience and red marks on your face when worn for prolonged periods of time. The rEvolve replaces those uncomfortable straps with a rigid headset that provides balanced weight directly above your forehead.

Perfectly Centered Balance
Perfectly Centered Balance

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FLIP UP DISPLAY Often you need to interact with the real world quickly and then hop back into VR. Previously you would have to totally remove the headset, take care of the small item, and then put on and readjust the headset. The rEvolve fixes this by allowing the headset to flip up or down at a moment's notice. So it will be an effortless experience the next time you are talking to someone, taking a drink, troubleshooting, or just trying to see where you are facing.

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SINGLE GRIP FIT When you finally have a moment to hop into VR the last thing you want to be doing is trying to fiddle with velcro and finicky straps to get the headset to fit properly. This is why the rEvolve is designed to fit any user with a single grip located on the back of the headset. Simply squeeze the grip and adjust the length of the headset till it fits you perfectly. Then let go and enjoy the most comfortable VR experience you have ever had.

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EASY ACCESS HEADPHONES If you have used the Vive headphones before then you know the drill. Once you have managed to strap the headset to your face you are left blindly trying to find the headphones, and when you do find one you are hoping it is on the proper side. No more! With built in headphone slots you will never have to search again. They will simply hang right next to your ears waiting to be easily put in at a moments notice.

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SWAPPABLE PADDING Using the Vive can be a real workout, and when you work out you sweat. That is why we made the rEvolve headset with swappable padding. So between sessions you can pull one of the velcro padding off and replace it with a fresh one.

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MULTI-PIVOT BACK PAD   Comfort was our #1 concern when designing rEvovle, but our #2 concern was convenience. This is why the back pad has multiple pivoting points. Allowing rEvolve to fit any size head quickly, and most importantly comfortably.

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QUICK LOCKING   You don’t buy new gear because you love the installation process. The rEvolve attaches to your Vive in seconds using the existing strap connections. Allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of the rEvolve as quickly as possible.

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 INCREASED FIELD OF VIEW  The way the current generation of VR headsets work is the closer you are to the lens the more screen you will see. The standard Vive needs to have padding around the eyes because of all the pressure the straps put on the face. However, since the Vive with rEvolve removes the pressure from your face the rEvolve has much thinner pads. Allowing your eyes to get closer to the lens and therefore seeing more of the screen.

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WIRELESS VR SUPPORT With half a dozen wireless VR solutions (TPCast, Rivvr, KwikVR, DisplayLink, Mach-2K, Nitero, and Quark VR) set to come out in 2017 there is no way we could build rEvolve to automatically support them all. So we built a bar into the top of the rEvolve that will allow for custom adaptors to hook into it. We will then offer an adapter of your choice as wireless solutions come out; as well of 3D printable files of each adapter if you want to print your own!

Risks and challenges

We are wrapping up the design phase in the coming weeks and will be moving to production shortly afterwards.

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    rEvolve- Business Class (5 rEvolves)

    Due to many requests from potential backers we have decided to offer a backing option geared towards businesses that want to use multiple rEvolves for group VR experiences. With the bulk order you will get a lower price on each rEvolve and FREE shipping!

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    rEvolve- Business Class (10 rEvolves)

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    Due to many requests from potential backers we have decided to offer a backing option geared towards businesses that want to use multiple rEvolves for group VR experiences. With the bulk order you will get a reduced price on the rEvolve and FREE shipping!

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