Cmoar’s Smartphone Viewer is soon to enter its last week of Kickstarter funding. The company hopes to raise £60,000 GBP by 14th August 2014 in order to fund development of the device, which uses a smartphone screen for viewing both video and videogames in 2D and 3D, creating a VR effect for videogames. In fact, it’s even possible to stream titles from either PC or console to create makeshift VR versions of high-end experiences.
This week the company has gone into further detail about this unique feature in a set of three videos that show the headset streaming titles such as Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4 and even movies such as avatar. This is done by either by using the Limelight or Splashtop Streamer app on smartphones. For the 3D effect, users must convert titles using software such as Trief3D to simulate 3D. Combine these two with the Smartphone Viewer and a VR effect is created. The same effect can be achieved in 2D on consoles using a HDMI grabber.
Cmoar still has to raise just over £30,000 if its Kickstarter campaign is to be successful. Early versions of the device are available via the campaign for £60, and will start shipping in December 2014. VRFocus will continue to follow the device’s progress going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its development.