Following the debut of its head-mounted display at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles last month, Cmoar Ltd. is getting back to gamers and cinema fans with a brand new Kickstarter campaign. Originally launched a few days ago, Cmoar has since gone back to the drawing board and readdressed the rewards tiers, stretch goals and even the ultimate funding target.
“After only a couple of days since the original Kickstarter campaign has been launched, and in result of an interest it created, the company managed to start a cooperation with a new manufacturer willing to work on the device.” Reads the official press statement regarding the changes. “Thanks to this cooperation first Cmoar Smartphone Viewers will be available in a higher quality, for a lower pledge and in result the whole funding goal was redefined and set at a new level of £60,000 GBP.”
The Cmoar Smartphone Viewer is a device aimed at gadget fans, delivering virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), as well as 2D and stereoscopic 3D video, all from a single HMD. The device, much like the Durovis Dive or the Altergaze, utilises the users own smartphone for content management and delivery.
“First few days of the original Kickstarter campaign brought to us many potential business partners and companies that noticed Cmoar Smartphone Viewer’s potential and were willing to work on the device with us,” said Cmoar Ltd. CEO Damian Boczek. “One of those companies came up with a solution allowing us to deliver Cmoar Smartphone Viewer in a better quality and at a lower cost. In result, it turned out that we can lower both the pledge at which one gets Cmoar as well as the whole funding goal. So re-launching the whole campaign with all the goals redefined seemed like the only reasonable solution.”
The Cmoar Smartphone Viewer includes a series of lenses compatible with different software. For example, the VR lenses grant a field of view of as much as 95 degrees. Cmoar Ltd. also encourages all developers to develop games and apps that will be using Cmoar Personal Viewer by providing them with SDK and full support. The Kickstarter campaign can be found at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/706938033/cmoar-personal-smartphone-viewer, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details from Cmoar.