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FeelReal allows players to smell in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) aims to push the boundaries of immersion. Instead of an outsider looking in, VR intends to place players in the centre of the action using head-mounted displays (HMD) like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. However, a new device aims to take this further by adding a sense of smell into the mix with the FeelReal mask. The device is compatible with an array of VR HMDs.

The device has an array of features which apply to the in-game conditions. It gives the player the ability to apply olfactory senses to increase the sense of immersion. FeelReel can replicate the smell of different locations. It will release with 4 set smell types including jungle, ocean, wind and fire.

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Along with this, it can also generate the sensation of wind in the users face. With this also comes with temperature adjustments to help cope with the sensation. In-built is a system which can disperse water mist, giving the sensation of getting wet. Also it includes a vibrate mode similar to a controller would.

The device is set to release at a price of $249.99 USD and is available to pre-order now via the website. VRFocus will keep you updated on the latest VR devices.