High-end virtual reality (VR) can provide a wealth of absorbing content, but also comes with its share of drawbacks, such as the problem of storage. Between the headset itself, controllers and wires, finding a good place to store your VR kit can be a problem. Enter VOYA, who have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a high-tech VR stand and storage solution.
Designed using Google’s Tilt Brush software, the VOYA headset stand will fit most head-mounted display units currently on the market, including the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. It also offers storage for controllers in the compartment underneath, which also contains USB charging points to ensure your controllers are ready when needed. For extra style points, the VOYA even has adjustable LED lighting.
The Kickstarter campaign is seeking £30,000 (GBP) in funding. Funding tiers range from £5 to get your name added to the website, to £10 for VOYA-branded ‘Immersion Bands’ that help alleviate the symptoms of simulation sickness. Early bird backers can pledge £50 to get a VOYA VR headset stand in polar white, while the top tier of £220 gets the backer four VOYA headset stands, along with the aforementioned Immersion Bands.
VOYA VR designer Mark Date said, “I’m a VR enthusiast, and the VOYA stand was created to solve a problem I experienced with my VR equipment when not in use. My beloved kit morphed into a dusty, tangle of wires on my desk – so I decided a proper storage solution was needed for this new world changing technology. And that led me to create the VOYA VR headset stand – a true home to store and protect any VR headset when not in use. This is an indispensable accessory for those like me who believe VR is humankind’s next great frontier.”
The Kickstarter campaign is due to end on 12th October, 2017. If the campaign is successful, the creators are hoping to begin delivery of the units in April, 2018.
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