AuraVisor Is A Self-Contained, Wireless VR Headset
With the plethora of various VR headsets in the market today, finding a VR headset that works out of the box with user-friendliness in mind is something worth looking at. In the immediate future, VR headsets are expected to gain the spotlight in entertainment – especially at home. The AuraVisor makes an entry into the tight VR headset battle with a lot of potential.
At first, the AuraVisor might look just like any other VR headset out there. But there is more than meets the eye. Inside the AuraVisor is a fully functional, self-contained computer which does all the hard work. Basically, there’s a high-end computer strapped in your head, eliminating the need to be attached or tethered onto a PC, a console, or even a smartphone. Powered by a 1.8 GHz quad-core processor and equipped with a 5-inch display, the AuraVisor is able to project full HD rendering at a resolution of 1920×1080 per eye with a wide 100-degree field of view (FOV). Its internal components rival those computer parts found in some laptops, giving it the raw power to render VR content as smoothly as possible.
One thing that sets AuraVisor apart from other VR headsets out there is its wireless nature. By eliminating the need to connect with a source such as a PC or a console, the user can have an unrestricted user experience with greater degree of freedom to move around – especially useful for some VR experiences that demand physical movements from its user. With this, the user can expect a more realistic and more lifelike VR experience than those experiences from tethered ones.
Based on the open-source Android platform, AuraVisor delivers VR experiences from any compatible VR app on the Google Play Store. Moreover, it also supports HDMI input if the user needs to hook up an external VR source. Also, AuraVisor is expected to introduce a portfolio of native VR content in the near future.
AuraVisor was launched as a Kickstarter project, having an initial funding goal of GBP 100,000, or roughly $153,000. As of this writing, the project has successfully reached its goal. Pledging GBP 200 ($300) will get you the VR headset itself with a gaming controller, plus some other goodies.