Early in May, we published a news story about the Yaw2 motion simulator chair making $1 million on Kickstarter in just a week. Now, the company behind has achieved another major milestone, hitting the $2 million mark with less than a week still left.
So far, the campaign has attracted around 1,000 backers, who have collectively unlocked all currently available stretch goals. The $2 million stretch goal unlocks side support rails for handbrake, shifter, and other peripherals, whose position on the rails can be freely adjusted to accommodate each user’s needs and preferences.
The Kickstarter campaign ends on June 7th, so it’s possible that it will exceed its original goal of $100,000 even more, especially considering that it was at $1.5 million just two weeks ago.
Yaw2 promises to be the next-generation motion simulator and smart chair for gaming, working, and relaxation. “Yaw2 is the highest motion range, most compact and affordable virtual reality motion simulator from Yaw VR,” states the company on its Kickstarter page.
The chair offers a 40° motion range for roll and a 70° motion range for pitch movements. When paired with the optional Yaw Platform, it can rotate 360°, something that all fans of virtual reality simulators like Elite Dangerous or MS Flight Simulator are guaranteed to appreciate.
The Yaw2 chair costs $1,090 in its more affordable configuration, and the price increases to $1,470 if you choose the bundle that also includes the Yaw Platform. There’s also Yaw2 PRO, which is equipped with more powerful motors designed for intensive use and several other addons, and it starts at $1,490.
Clearly, the demand for immersion-enhancing VR gaming accessories is here, and it will be interesting to see what other products will come to meet it.