May 15, 2016

A new motorised chair system specially designed for use with virtual reality head-mounted displays has today gone on sale and is now available for pre-order. The Roto VR is everything you’ll need to make your VR experience more immersive.

The Roto VR chair will launch in July 2016 and will be priced at $599, but for those wishing to pre-order the chair, you’ll receive a special $100 discount on your pre-order to bring the price down to $499. For that, you’ll get the Roto VR Base, Chair, HeadTracker, Touch Pedals, and Basic Cable Magazine.

Roto VR Features

  • Explore 360 degrees in virtual reality without cables tangling

  • Motorised features enhance and transform all types of VR experiences

  • Roto VR HeadTracker enables 360 degrees exploration in complete comfort

  • Feel the experience with Simulator Double Rumble Packs

  • Bring accessories into 360 VR with the VR Table

  • Walk (whilst seated) using the VR Touch Pedals

  • Full HMD compatibility and upgradable with VR Cable Magazines

  • Yaw motion sickness resolved

  • Roto VR’s internal tracking provides decoupled VR experience

  • Discover gravitational presence in the virtual world

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“95% of VR experiences are designed for a seated user, commented Elliot Myers, CEO at Roto VR. “Roto VR now transforms the awkward seated VR set-up into a totally immersive “endlessly revolving” experience – motorised turns, no tangling cables, double rumble effect and much more.”

That’s not all – there are also accessories that can be used with the Roto VR that include a Double Rumble Roto VR Simulator Pack  for $149.99 and a Roto VR Table for $49.99.

The idea of the chair is to connect your entire body and surroundings to VR in an effort to reduce the motion sickness that is inherent with playing in virtual reality. When you move your head in VR, the Roto VR will activate the motors in the base and keep your senses aligned. There’s also controls located at the players feet that enables movement within the virtual reality environment.

So if you’ve got $499 to invest in a gaming rig to enhance your virtual reality experience then this is certainly something to look at investing in, especially if you tend to feel nauseous while gaming.

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