The Cyberith Virtualizer will immerse you in virtual reality without bothering the neighbors

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The rise of virtual reality has been a dream come true for gamers who want to be truly immersed in their game. There’s been a lot of clamor over the Occulus, but that’s only the visual aspect. If you want to be able to run, jump, crouch, and sit in your game, then you need a literal platform to do so.

While there have been some options available like the Omni, they’re often very loud, and don’t feel like you’re actually walking. The Omni is a bowl shaped platform that you have to wear special foot coverings with, and it is extremely loud to walk on. The Cyberith Virtualizer on the other hand, is a flat platform you can full out sprint in wearing nothing more than your socks. While you will have to wear a harness, you can jump, crouch and sit normally without much annoyance.

The surface of the platform is low-friction, but the sensors are high-precision, so it can accurately tell what action you are doing. While this is only the physical aspect, it would pair well with VR displays like the Occulus, and a quality pair of surround sound headphones. Having tried the Occulus myself, you really do want to walk around, and it’s annoying when you want to run (I played Alien: Isolation and it was terrifying) and can’t. This is currently a overly funded crowdfunding campaign, but should you have interest in getting one for yourself will cost you around $1,000+. Keep in mind that the Occulus, headphones, gaming system, compatible games, controllers, and any other needed accessories for the full experience would be separate.

More information and crowdfunding options on Kickstarter

 

2 reviews or comments

Vicki Says: August 8, 2014 at 7:05 pm

$1,000 is nothing to a serious gamer, and once it scales, the price will only fall. Bring it on! :)

FrankenPC Says: August 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

At this stage of the game, $1000 is too much for me to spend on a bleeding edge VR device. I envy people who have this kind of disposable cash though. I’d buy one in a second if I could.

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