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Cmoar Passes Kickstater, Reveals Add-on Screen Feature

Last month VRFocus reported on the launch of a fresh Kickstarter campaign for the Cmoar smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The crowd-funding campaign looked to raise some $100,000 to put towards bringing the kit to market. Not only has the Kickstarter proved to be a success, passing its initial goal with ease, but its creators have now revealed a brand new feature, allowing support for HDMI-connected add-on screens for higher quality streaming experiences.

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“Thanks to your involvement, our mutual dream is coming true!” the Cmoar team wrote in a Kickstarter update.

“We’ll do whatever we can not to let you down in your expectations and will deliver a truly high-quality and versatile headset to you.

“Now we’re even more encouraged to work harder and are so excited we’ve managed to reach the goal!”

Traditionally, Cmoar works by having the user place their smartphone inside the kit. Users can then load up compatible apps, including software developed by Cmoar itself, to enjoy VR experiences as seen with a number of other HMDs. The company has even designed a unique controller for the kit, which is available for $99 USD via the Kickstarter campaign with a range of options. The company has also revealed two add-on screens, one with a 1920×1080 resolution and another with a 2560×1440 one, that connect to PCs via HDMI for fast, high-quality streaming into the HMD.

Cmoar expects to ship its first HMDs in June 2015. Those interested still have plenty of time to pledge and secure their own unit; the Kickstarter campaign isn’t due to close until 30th March 2015. VRFocus will continue to follow Cmoar closely, reporting back with any further updates from the company.