VRGE has today announced the release of a first virtual reality (VR) docking system designed to charge and organise multiple head-mounted displays (HMDs) and associated controllers. Designed for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, the VRGE dock is at home in the VR-enabled office, retail demo environment, or gamer’s den.
VRGE began as a hardware project on Kickstarter earlier this year and recently completed fulfilling its obligations to the project backers. Fully funded in less than 30 days, with over 300 backers supporting the project for a total of $36,541 USD, the VRGE Kickstarter benefited from the feedback of the VR community culminating in the final, and now user-tested design. Through the Kickstarter backing, the team at VRGE set out to create the most thoughtfully designed and versatile VR storage system.
The result of the campaign and the work from the team at VRGE is a powered dock that can organise, charge and protect current VR hardware, inlcuding Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch, PlayStation VR and PlayStation Move, and the HTC Vive along with its standard motion-controllers.
“As VR enthusiasts, our team seeks out real problems in emerging VR technologies before, during or after the power button is pressed,” said Eric Lagman, co-Founder at VRGE. “Our mission is to create the most coveted designs for our customers.”
VRGE docks are available in two editions – standard or ‘LE’ – with different dimensions for each of the three leading HMDs. Prices start at $95 and range to $125. All docks can be either placed on a desk or wall mounted.
“VR puts us at the doorsteps of new technology portals – including gaming, education, retail, and design – VR has the potential to inspire and influence people and communities in a way the world has never experienced,” said Sean Campbell, co-Founder at VRGE. “We are excited that VRGE can be a part of the rapidly growing VR industry and look forward to evolving with it in the future.”