Introducing Mamut VR Protection - Vive.
Safety for your gear without compromising the experience
From the get go it was quite clear that the controllers was in
great risk of hitting just about everything around you while playing.
YouTube and Reddit forums later proved this to be a real concern.
Something had to be done.
With experience in completing similar projects and working in the industry we saw our opportunity when no one else seemed to want to take the leap.
All cost for injection mould is covered, this Kickstarter is preorder.
Retail will kick in Q1 2017.
Using already known and tried sources in China for production
and using our warehouse in Shenzen is the key for holding down
production and shipping costs.
The complicated one. Combining thick, lightweight material
without covering the sensors was the two main issues.
It needed to be thick, with internal deformation zones
so it could withstand a real smack in the wall and of course
it should not interfere with tracking.
Try out yourself, less than 3 dots is a fail: Occlusion test
This one started, and even named the project
(frontal, tilted a bit up nose - voilá! A skull).
Material: Solid Matte Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
Method: Injection Mould
Weight: 57 grams / 2oz
The stock strap provided has proven to be under dimensioned.
We have modified the original design by adding a thicker loop.
This will keep the controller connected to the strap even if dropped
in high speed during gameplay.
In addition we also added a quick buckle so you can easily
switch your left and right without having to pull the strap of your wrists. Material: Round woven polyester, filled. Elastic.
Attachments: Quick buckle, lenght adjuster
There is no real science behind the Cape,
it's just a extra large microfiber cloth.
Because when it comes to sweat absorbing, bigger is better.
Method: Sublimation printed 4+0
Risks and challenges
There has been risks and challenges, mostly financial.
We rebooted our Kickstarter after we got the funds for
the injection mould externally.
With the initial funding for the mould sorted we are over our biggest hurdle. Since all partners involved in the production has been used on several occasions prior to this project we are confident that there will be no nasty surprises along the way.
In the case of an extremely large demand we have a plan and partners standing by to help us with the shipping and administration.
Now you can pre order the protection of your choice for just a tad
under retail, and about 3-6months earlier too.
Happy shopping, and punching.
- (30 days)