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Our Vision 

If you have ever tried on any Virtual Reality (VR) gadget, you know the experience is pretty incredible. We think this immersive experience should be within everyone's economic reach and that is why we built the RealTrigger: the most affordable VR controller that can deliver a fully interactive VR experience. 

In addition to the RealTrigger hardware, we are also designing fun software content so our users can play interactive VR games; teach and learn in brand new ways; and share the joy with their friends and family. 

If funded, this project will enable us to manufacture our flagship products, RealTrigger 2.0 (RealTrigger with added design elements and made using recycled or biodegradable plastic) and RealViewer. Your support will also accelerate our software development so that we can bring you new and exciting developments in gaming and learning. Who knows, maybe we'll even find a way to integrate fun cat videos.

Our Products

RealTrigger 2.0 is our flagship product with many added features. First, it is made with recycled or biodegradable plastic because we also love our planet. Second, RealTrigger 2.0 has an input trigger, which gives our users another level of VR interaction. Lastly, RealTrigger 2.0 has improved precision-recognition, which dramatically enhances user experience.

 It is also affordable, lightweight, wireless, non-electrical, and portable.

Tired of holding a cardboard viewer? RealViewer is designed to give you an optimal level of hands-free comfort at a very affordable price.

Our Software

We are building our own software platform so that our programs can integrate seamlessly with our hardware. RealGermBuster, our first game, will be available to all backers of our campaign. If funded, we will expand our content development team to bring more exciting games and learning tools to our users.

The Rewards

The Team 

We are two friends working in a garage. We are both fathers (or just about), husbands, and crazy enough to give up our corporate jobs to pursue our dreams. 

Fangwei is the inventor of the RealTrigger technology, a father of two, and a Carnegie Mellon alum. Before founding Realiteer, he was an animation/special effects artist at Dreamworks. Fun fact: if it burned or exploded, Fangwei probably had a hand in it. 

Shuo is the business side of Realiteer and a father-to-be. Before co-founding Realiteer, he was a neuroscientist at Genentech and a MBA student at BerkeleyHaas. Fun (or nerdy?) fact: as he inadvertently found out one drunken night, he apparently can still correctly answer calculus questions when inebriated.

Our Journey 

It all started with a bubble gun! Fangwei’s son, Adrian, loves playing with bubbles. Fangwei had to buy countless bubble guns because they either broke easily (or, let's face it, Adrian was not the gentlest with those guns) or did not work at all. He got so frustrated that he decided to build a virtual one by himself. Fangwei designed an optical tracking pattern and coupled it with used diaper boxes and an image recognition software. That became Adrian’s very first virtual bubble gun. The video below demonstrates how we map image patterns into virtual world:

We soon realized that this virtual bubble gun could be used to control much more complicated VR functions, which inspired us to build the RealTrigger. Because RealTrigger is wireless, non-electrical, and simple to build, we were able to share our VR experience with our friends, and they loved it! We want to continue sharing our joy with the rest of world by building and sending millions of RealTriggers across the globe. That is our dream! Your pledge will not only bring you a brand new VR experience, but also help us continue building our dream.

Finally, we want to leave you with our user test video. You can see how people of all ages can share the same exciting experience! Your support will allow us to bring the same excitement to you. After all, we believe that Virtual Reality should be enjoyed by everyone!

Risks and challenges

Realiteer's goal to rapidly develop attractive software content remains a major challenge. The high wages of software developers can hinder our ability for expansion. We hope the campaign funds will allow us to add one to two programmers to our team.

VR is an extremely competitive space with many billion-dollar companies seeking to advance their technologies in this domain. Realiteer's focus is to bring the most affordable VR system to the masses. It is possible, however, that our competitors will release a similarly priced device that could leapfrog our product.

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    We will thank you on our website's "Wall of Fame," send you our "Behind the Scenes" video, and direct some good karma your way.

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    Get access to our Hacker Kit!

    With this digital blueprint, you'll be able to build your own RealTrigger in less than 10 minutes. Great for tinkerers!

    Plus, RealGermBuster, our first game, will be available to all backers of our campaign.

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    Get access to our Hacker Kit and RealTrigger 2.0!

    RealTrigger 2.0 is like the RealTrigger on steroids (i.e. with added design elements and made using recycled or biodegradable plastic)!

    Ideal for users who already have VR headsets.

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    Get your hands on our Complete VR package!

    It has everything you need to start enjoying a fully immersive and interactive VR experience. This package includes the RealTrigger 2.0, RealViewer (our wearable VR headset), and Hacker Kit.

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    It's family fun time!

    At this level, you will get our Family Package, which includes 5 sets of our Complete VR Package and one free, snazzy T-shirt!

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    The Crazy Cat Package!

    Receive 25 sets of our Complete VR Package and 5 snazzy T-shirts. Plus, you will be part of our future game production, sharing your game ideas with us! For example, we can turn your favorite pet into a VR figure in our future games.

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    The Mother Lode!

    You will receive everything in "The Crazy Cat" package. Plus, you get to meet and hang out with the founders! You'll get a preview and demo of the latest Realiteer games from the founders themselves.

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Funding period

- (35 days)