Virtuix remains on track to show the production-level Omni for the first time publicly at CES on January 6th and ramp up our production in the first quarter of 2015. Not only is our main Omni unit ready for prime time, but also accessories like the included Omni harness and the optional Omni Rack are ready to be unveiled.
Many of you have ordered an Omni Rack to hold your accessories while playing on the Omni. The final Rack design is now completed. See a rendering below:
The Omni Rack will be attached to one of the vertical struts of the main Omni unit and has the following features:
- Includes a flat section and a deeper tray to hold accessories including game controllers, keyboard and mouse, HMD, Razer Hydra or STEM base, your cellphone, wallet or keys, and even a water bottle.
- Contains an anti-slip surface and surrounding lip to prevent items from falling off during use.
- Provides several openings for convenient cable management.
- Includes versatile weapon holders to store a rifle, pistol, sword, or other weapons of choice.
- Includes a hook to hang your headphones after use.
If you want to add an Omni Rack to your pre-order, you can do so by placing an order at our online store: http://shop.virtuix.com.
Holiday Promo Code and Gift Certificate
If you’d like to pre-order the Omni as a gift for friends or relatives this Holiday season, we have prepared a Gift Certificate that you can print out and place under the Christmas tree. You can print out the Gift Certificate here. Additionally, you can use the promo code HOLIDAYVR during check-out to receive $50 off your purchase this Holiday Season!
Virtuix will unveil the final Omni to press and public at CES in Las Vegas on January 6, and we’d love our community members to come by our booth to try out one of the units on display! If you’ll be at the show or simply in the area, please let us know. We plan to organize a fun get together to meet with all of you!
We will be at booth #26008 located at Tech East, South Halls 1-2 (ground level) in the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 6-9 – we hope to see some of you then!
Samsung Announces Gear VR Launch
Virtual reality was central at Samsung’s Developers Conference in San Francisco this past month where Jan participated in a panel on Interaction in VR. Samsung announced that the Gear VR Innovator Edition will hit retail stores in December for $199. Over 60 titles are currently in development for the Gear VR. We are big fans of the device, as the absence of cables creates an unprecedented feeling of freedom in VR. Needless to say that the Gear VR is a great match for the Omni!
Our long awaited launch is getting closer than ever, and we can’t wait to show you our final product. Our company’s mission is to expand VR beyond the chair, and thanks to your continued support, we are getting close to making Full VR a reality.
As always, please join our Forums for immediate updates and discussions: http://forum.virtuix.com
Jan and the Virtuix team