The AuraVisor head-mounted display (HMD), launched by its inventor James Talbot and co-creator Fayuan Huang on Kickstarter towards the end of October, it has now achieved its crowd funding goal. The wireless headset which has a computer built-in, needed £100,000 GBP and the campaign hit its target within 10 days.
The AuraVisor is billed as a head-mounted computer (HMC), which can be used straight out of the box without the need for any additional hardware. All that’s required is a WiFi connection to download software. The devices on board computer is Android based, and has built in Bluetooth to minimise wires from headphones and controllers. The AuraVisor does have a HDMI port for those that want to enhance the content, by connecting a computer or console to enjoy more graphic intensive videogames.
The team has considered stretch goals including a limited edition Kickstarter colour faceplate and strap, but has yet to officially confirm anything yet. The first 1000 backers will also receive their devices early, with a shipping date of February 2016.
VRFocus will continue to follow any further updates to the AuraVisor Campaign as it still has 18 days left to go, reporting back with any announcements.