There are many websites that compare various products and deals so consumers can match up various features and prices and decide which product is right for them. Thanks to a recent injection of seed funding, start-up company Aniwaa is preparing to offer the same type of service for comparing virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets.
Aniwaa has built a database which is devoted to VR, AR and mixed reality head-mounted displays (HMDs). To mark this achievement, Aniwaa is unveiling a major update to its website which will add new filters and consumer guides.
The AR and VR comparison engine indexes over 100 VR and AR devices, and has filters to help narrow the field. Users can directly compare up to three products at a time, and get a comprehensive view of products that they find of interest. To further help users choose the right product, a series of best-of lists and consumer guides have been added.
Pierre-Antoine Arrighi, Aniwaa’s co-founder and technical advisor, said: “There are many overlaps between VR/AR and 3D printing so it was a logical choice for us”, he comments. “New hardware is being announced almost every week now, which is great, but it’s also creating a very fragmented space. The number of headsets more than doubled since we started discussing this project at the beginning of the year and this is where we can make a difference.”
“I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved,” shares Martin Lansard, Aniwaa’s CEO and co-founder. “We applied the methods and processes we developed with 3D printing to this new category of products. Emerging technologies are everywhere and we are now ready to cover even more verticals and make it easier for our users to embrace the future.”