Lucid VR have announced the general commercial launch of its pocket-sized virtual reality (VR) 3D camera, the LucidCam and will be celebrating the general availability of the device with a billboard truck tour of the famous landmarks of San Francisco.
The launch tour will take place on 23rd June, 2017 and is aimed at encouraging consumers to use VR photography and filming to share experiences with friends and family. This forms part of Lucid VR’s core vision, as expressed by Lucid VR’s CEO Han Jin when the LucidCam was first brought to Kickstarter two years ago.
“It’s been an incredible journey to bring this product to life and to the masses, as initially all I wanted was to build one for myself which would capture and share my life with my grandmother in China,” said Jin. “LucidCam creates images and videos which let you for the first time see the world through someone else’s eyes as if you were really there. I want everyone to have such incredible superpowers.”
As the Lucid VR truck visits various famous sights of San Franscisco, people who are nearby can follow the truck and take pictures to share them with the hashtag #LucidCam for an opportunity to win a free VR camera. The truck tour also marks the start of the preview sale month for the LucidCam, which begins officially on Monday 26th June, 2017. During the preview month, which closes on 26th July, the LucidCam will be available at a discount with 15% off the normal retail price.
A video announcing the commercial launch of the LucidCam is available to view below.
VRFocus will bring you further updates on the LucidCam and other VR hardware as it becomes available.