It seems that there are many people who like the idea of being able to enjoy games and movies from anywhere on a 120-inch virtual screen so much that they’re willing to give their hard-earned money to a new company that has yet to deliver a single product.
Indeed, the VITURE One Kickstarter campaign has reached nearly $3 million at the time of writing this article, exceeding the original goal of just $20,000 by… a lot.
The product that’s being kickstarted is a pair of XR glasses that promise the ability to play AAA games or watch movies anywhere, anytime at 1080p and 60 fps over a 5G/Wi-Fi connection—much like the TCL NXTWEAR AIR.
The unique split design of the VITURE One smart glasses should ensure long-term comfort because the part that’s supposed to rest over the ears weighs just 78 grams. The really heavy components, mainly the 3,200 mAh battery, are housed in a separate unit that’s meant to be worn around the neck.
The VITURE One advertises compatibility with cloud gaming apps like Nvidia GeForce Now, Parsec, and Boosteroid. It also supports remote play apps like PSPlay, Steam Link, Moonlight, and AMD Link.
“Portable gaming is on the rise, and we wanted to be the first XR solution that truly made sense for gamers—something that looked great, was stylish, lightweight, and affordable while handling any AAA games on the go,” said David Jiang, co-founder and CEO of VITURE. “The VITURE One will be to XR what the iPhone was to smartphones.”
As if that wasn’t enough entertainment options, the Android-powered smart glasses come pre-loaded with popular video streaming apps, such as Disney+, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video. Support for full stereoscopic 3D video is then just a nice cherry on top.
The VITURE One glasses will start from $549 when it goes on sale later this year, but early birds on Kickstarter can get them for less.