Do you wish Virtual Reality was easier and more comfortable to use?
Now it is with rEvolve!
rEvovle is a new Vive accessory that provides a flip up display, perfectly centered weight distribution, and fits with a single grip. So putting on and wearing your Vive (Virtual Reality Headset) will be as effortless as wearing a baseball cap. Plus, you will enjoy more immersive VR with the increased field of view, and a hassle free audio experience now that the headphones are routed through the rEvolve.
Amazingly the rEvolve does all this by simply replacing your current Vive straps.
rEvolve Kickstarter Video:
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CENTERED WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
The stock Vive weighs in at 1.2 lbs and is worn with straps that squeeze the headset to your face. This leads to an uncomfortable experience and red marks on your face when worn for prolonged periods of time.
The rEvolve replaces those uncomfortable straps with a rigid comfy headset that provides balanced weight directly above your forehead.
Easy Access Headphones
If you have used the Vive headphones before then you know the drill. Once you have managed to strap the headset to your face you are left blindly trying to find the headphones, and when you do find one you are hoping it is on the proper side.
No more! With built in headphone slots you will never have to search again. They will simply hang right next to your ears waiting to be easily put in at a moment's notice.
Using the Vive can be a real workout, and when you work out you sweat. That is why we made the rEvolve headset with swappable padding. So between sessions you can pull one of the velcro pads off and replace it with a fresh one; remaining clean and comfortable for your... or the next user!
Flip Up Display
Often you need to interact with the real world quickly and then hop back into VR. Previously you would have to totally remove the headset, take care of the interruption, and then put on and readjust the headset. The rEvolve solves this hassle by allowing the headset to flip up or down at a moment's notice.
So it will be an effortless experience the next time you are talking to someone, taking a drink, troubleshooting, or just trying to see what you stepped on!
Increased Field of View
The way the current generation of VR headsets work is the closer you are to the lens the more screen you will see. The standard Vive needs to have padding around the eyes because of all the pressure the straps put on the face. However, since the Vive with rEvolve removes the pressure from your face the rEvolve has much thinner pads. Allowing your eyes to get closer to the lens and therefore seeing more of the screen.
Wireless VR Support
With half a dozen wireless VR adapters (TPCast, Rivvr, KwikVR, DisplayLink, Mach-2K, Nitero, and Quark VR) set to come out in 2017 there is no way we could build rEvolve to automatically support them all. So we built a bar into the top of the rEvolve that will allow for custom accessories to hook into it. We will then offer an adapter of your choice as wireless solutions come out; as well of 3D printable files of each adapter if you want to print your own!
Single Grip Fit
When you finally have a moment to hop into VR the last thing you want to be doing is trying to fiddle with velcro and finicky straps to get the headset to fit properly. This is why the rEvolve is designed to fit any user with a single grip located on the back of the headset. Simply squeeze the grip and adjust the length of the headset till it fits you perfectly. Then let go and enjoy the most comfortable VR experience you have ever had!
We decided to use additive manufacturing for the rEvolve to give us full control over every millimeter of the final product. Recent enhancements in 3D printing materials empowered us to deliver a final product with the strength you expect from consumer level products.
Multi-Pivot BACK PAD
Comfort was our #1 concern when designing rEvovle, but our #2 concern was convenience. This is why the back pad has multiple pivoting points. Allowing rEvolve to fit any size head quickly, and most importantly comfortably.