If you want to enjoy wire free virtual reality (VR) gaming then at present the easiest way of doing so is with a smartphone-based headset like Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream for example. Soon though those options won’t be the only ones available as standalone devices from the likes of HTC and Pico will become available. Hoping to get an early start on this new market is OQTAGON, a Hong Kong-based startup that’s just launched a Kickstater crowd-funding campaign for its standalone headset, the Razergon VR.
With a design that has similarities with Gear VR, the Razergon VR head-mounted display (HMD) features a Quad-Core ARM Cortex A-17 CPU, a Mali-764 GPU, an LCD screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and a 90 degree field or view (FoV). Additionally, the headset has built in WiFi, Bluetooth, 6GB flash storage which is expandable with a MicroSD card slot, and wireless motion controller.
Having a decently specified headset is one thing, so what about content. Well OQTAGON has developed Razergon OS to power Razergon VR, which is built upon Android OS allowing users to access Google Play Store as well as the company’s own app store.
“I first got the idea to create Razergon after volunteering with senior citizens,” describes OQTAGON’s founder and CEO Galen Law Kun. “It was from here that I wanted to make a solution that would be affordable, adaptable and entertaining for everyone, with a platform that truly felt liberated from the standard VR offerings. Our goal is to utilize our technology to give anyone at any age, an immersive experience by simply putting on a headset.”
OQTAGON is looking to raise $400,000 HK through Kickstarter. Whilst there are introductory tiers to back the campaign, to bag yourself a headset there’s an early bird offer for $219 USD. Currently the campaign estimates the latest delivery date to be March 2018.
VRFocus will follow the progress of OQTAGON’s funding campaign for Razergon VR, reporting back with the latest updates.