As we anticipated last week, the Wearality Kickstarter campaign has already started, an adapter for mobile phones between 5″ and 6″ that offers an impressive viewing angle, around 150º, thanks to a double Fresnel technology.
Wearality achieves 150º FOV using a patented lens system, designed by none other than Lockheed Martin, one of the largest military contractors worldwide in the last decade and responsible for the F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, among others. The virtual reality glasses designed by Wearality offer an absolutely minimalist design and do not isolate us from the outside world, since they are basically a wire-like structure in which we fit the smartphone, which should be between 5″ and 6″. They have chosen not to enclose this structure in a plastic housing that isolates us from the outside, although with such a FOV it may not be necessary.
Its features are:
- The largest viewing angle (FOV) available today (150º, instead of 90-100)
- Crystal clear and focused image in all directions with very little or no color distortion
- State-of-the-art patented lens technology designed by Lockheed Martin for the defense and aerospace industry
- Open design and extended FOV that reduces or eliminates “simulation dizziness” and visual fatigue experienced by users of other systems
- Foldable device that fits easily in a pocket
- Works with any 5” or 6″ smartphone including Samsung Galaxy Note®, iPhone 6+® and Nexus 6®. It does not use a PC, it is fully mobile
- Lightweight device designed to fit in a cap and leave your hands free
- The largest exit pupil of any device available today, so it does not need to be adjusted to accommodate various biometric differences or use glasses
- Open, lightweight, stylized and universal design that encourages the use and sharing of virtual reality experiences in public
- It works with Cardboard®, Unity®, Unreal® and Unigine® and with the apps developed for these platforms
- It can play 2D/3D movies with extraordinary FOV experience, better than any other virtual cinema experience
Wearality is very inexpensive and is available starting at $49 for early bird kits. The campaign concludes on May 6 and its goal is to raise $100,000. The devices will ship in October this year, although we also have the option for the most impatient, which costs $129 on early bird and they will receive the device in July, a limited edition for Kickstarter.