Razergon VR looks to bring portable, affordable, wireless VR to market

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Razergon VR starts at $219USD and is an entirely standalone wireless headset allowing users to take gaming, movies, and browsing into the virtual world.

Virtual reality is gaining in popularity but is being hindered by two main things: price and portability. OQTAGON is looking to address both those issues with its Razergon VR headset which is both portable and affordable.

“I first got the idea to create Razergon after volunteering with senior citizens,” describes 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.”

Current, quality VR headsets start at around $500USD and require you to be tethered to a computer system of some sort in order to use them. Razergon VR, on the other hand, starts at $219USD and is an entirely standalone wireless headset allowing users to take gaming, video streaming, and internet browsing into the virtual world.

Razergon’s headset offers users the latest in VR technology available through:

  • OqtaMotion: Want to go back to the main menu? Or maybe pause the video you are watching? A point and click, motion controller built specifically for Mobile Virtual Reality.
  • Razergon OS: An open source OS to give users wireless access to the latest software and content updates from Razergon OS and Google Play Store.
  • 2K Display: One of the highest resolutions in VR to effectively eliminate the pixel grid effect with a wide 90° field of view and eliminate the box-in effect.

Razergon VR includes a Quad Core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 6GB storage, 2K resolution, a Micro-USB card slot, HDMI and USB ports, and a 3500 mAh battery for 4 hours of playtime. An optional OqtaMotion controller with haptic-feedback is also available.

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The Razergon VR unit with the optional OqtaMotion controller.

Complete specifications include:

  • CPU: Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A17 @ 1.8GHz
  • GPU: Mali-764
  • Display: 2560×1440 TFT LCD
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3
  • Storage: 6GB Flash Storage
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: BT 4.0 & Custom Chip for OqtaMotion
  • Battery: 3500 mAh
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
  • I/O: HDMI (720p HD output), microSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB, Micro-USB
  • Weight: 430g
  • Lens: PMMA Anti-blue light coating
  • FOV: 90º
  • Diopter range (glasses-free): 0-600º
  • Pupil distance adjustment: 62mm (56-68mm)
  • Eye width lens adjustment: 14mm

Check out the Razergon VR video from CEL Galen Law Kun for a quick overview.

The all-or-nothing Kickstarter campaign is currently underway and is hoping to raise HK$ 391,000 (~$50,000USD) in the next three weeks. Early Adopter backing levels start at HK$ 1,718 (~$120USD) and shipping is anticipated for March of next year.

Check back soon for a full preview here at Techaeris as we’ve managed to get our hands on one of these portable VR headsets.

What do you think about Razergon VR? Is it something you think you’ll be backing? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

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