We know there’s plenty of VR headsets Like the Gear VR from Samsung or Google’s Cardboard but Full well made VR modules like the these one, the Oculus Rift or LG G3 VR headset are either cheap or publicly available.
But thankfully this is about to change with the help of the guys at Razer, meet the Open Source Hacker Development Kit 1.3
The OSVR is made by the same slogan that Razer yells, is made for and by the audience.
This is not your usual VR device, being Open-Source means User Upgradable making this gadget different by evoking your inner techie to improve the way VR devices can be made.
Razer offer lots of tools to help you build your own version with ideas to make this technology “long lasting“. The OSVR Hacker Development Kit is designed to swap key components within the HDK like optics, displays and faceplates in order to get the experience they want.
The OSVR more than a general consumer device is aimed to hardware and Software developers to make Virtual Reality they own, by using the SDK to create all kind of content, from games to augmented reality and anything in between.
But this means that even if you aren’t a game company but just a person with lots of ideas, you can have one for start to make them come true.
Here’s a look at the specs:
Default for v1.3: IR Faceplate providing positional information with 360 degree tracking for responsive, multi directional input.
Comes with an IR Camera operating at 100hz.
Other variations include:
OSVR Faceplate with Leap Motion offering embedded Leap Motion technology to support natural interaction using physical hands.
Sensor hub with integrated accelerometer, gyroscope and compass
External USB 3.0 connection for additional accessories
Additional 2 x USB 3.0 connectors for internal expansion.
Re-programmable for additional functionality.
Specialized 5.5” OLED 120hz silver screen designed with virtual reality in mind for true low persistence resulting in clearer, brighter images.
FULL HD resolution with a pixel density of 401 PPI at 60 fps.
Additional display board allows for interchangeable displays
High performance dual lens system for ultra-sharp images
Enlarged eye-box for fuss-free setup, right out-of-box.
Low geometric distortion and colour corrected image for faster rendering.
Individual eye focus for personalized use without glasses.
*diopters cover +4.5 to -2 adjustments to cater to majority of users.
HMD Mechanical Module:
Removable face mask
Bamboo charcoal microfiber foam layer for additional comfort
Belt Box Module:
Additional USB 3.0 connectivity
Surround Sound Audio codec integrated.
Easier cable management and ergonomics.
The OSVR program is aiming to build a something that is more than just an extra gadget, when this program was announced earlier this year Razer made 10,000 units available to Pre-orders, and all of then were sold!
Now you can order your once again and have it by the end of next month.
But take a look at what the OSVR program really is:
Pretty cool isn’t it? Now let us know if you want to join the party!
Are you interested in be part of the program? You can orders yours HERE
But the only downside is that they’re not longer prices at $199.99 (this video was made for the Pre-order units) They are now at $299.99
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