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ANTVR KIT: All-IN-ONE Universal Virtual Reality Kit

A project in Beijing, China by ANTVR

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Crystal clear VR gaming & viewing experience. Universal transformable controller. Plug-and-play. Compatible with all games & movies!
Backers: 681
Average Pledge Per Backer: $383

Funded: $260,834 of $200,000
Dates: May 14th -> Jun 23rd (40 days)
Project By: ANTVR
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Latest News

1 hour to go…

June 23rd - via:
There’s only 1 hour to go in the campaign! We just came back from the design studio and factory where the KITs will be made; here are some pics to show our current working status.  The structural design is already done, and we’re about to make... (Read More)

Stanford professor Shoucheng Zhang joins ANTVR as chief scientist

June 17th - via:
We’re very excited to announce the newest addition to our ANTVR team: award-winning Stanford professor Shoucheng Zhang. He’ll be joining ANTVR as our chief scientist and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Professor Zhang is a legend in his field,... (Read More)

Chinese take on Oculus Rift via Kickstarter - cheap and cheerful, or not worth considering?

June 16th - via:
After something of a false dawn in the 1990s, virtual reality is experiencing a surge on the back of Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus. Now Chinese company ANTVR are getting in on the act, with their universal VR kit reaching its $200,000 Kickstarter goal well ahead of time. (Read More)

ANTVR's Virtual Reality Kit Reaches $200,000 Goal on Kickstarter

June 11th - via:
With just a week and a half until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter closes, virtual reality kit ANTVR has surpassed its initial goal of $200,000 and has raised $231,095 from 621 backers. (Read More)

Independent gun - 2 mins video!

June 10th - via:
Hey all. In this update we demonstrate ANTVR Kit with a game demo that allows the headset and gun to move separately. It’s working on the Unity development software used with the SDK for developers.  (Read More)

Exciting Progress: Precise Positional Tracking

June 5th - via:
Hey everyone!  In this video we show the progress of IMU motion tracking (the IMU is in both the headset and gun). The latency is reduced and the precision of positional tracking is improved. We are working hard every day and making progress every... (Read More)

Facial comfort

June 2nd - via:
Hey all, We’re in the process of making sure the headset is as comfortable as possible by testing different silica gels and foams that meet the user’s face. You can see a layout below of the different kinds of material we’ve been testing, so we... (Read More)

New lens

May 28th - via:
Hey everyone,Our new lens arrived and we immediately tested it on a 1080p screen. You can check it out on the video below. It makes the ratio adjustment better, so it’s ready for mass production. Also, this coming Monday is China’s traditional... (Read More)

ANTVR with Xbox360

May 28th - via:
Hey everyone! We’ve uploaded a video of 720p ANTVR KIT running with Xbox360. We're testing more consoles, which we'll show you later. Right now, some games with an HSBS 3D option can run directly with the KIT. Some games show other 3D modes in the... (Read More)

ANTVR Kickstarter Teases OLED Screen Upgrade

May 27th - via:
The Kickstarter campaign for ANTVR’s all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset has teased a possible upgrade for the device’s display. A new Kickstarter stretch goal for the videogame-focused kit promises to upgrade the panel from LCD to OLED should it be unlocked. The stretch goal is set at $500,000 USD and is the second of 2 goals posted after the campaign reached its initial goal of $200,000 to fund the development and production. (Read More)

We did it! & Stretch goals

May 26th - via:
We did it! We’ve surpassed our $200,000 goal! We just wanted to give everyone who’s backed us so far a very special thanks for believing in us. We’re very excited for the future of VR, and couldn’t make this happen without you. But we have... (Read More)

ANTVR Passes Kickstarter Funding

May 26th - via:
ANTVR has passed its Kickstarter goal for its upcoming all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset. The company has now raised more than its initial target of $200,000 USD to help fund the device’s development and production, with 28 days still left on the clock until its 23rd June 2014 closure. Developer versions of the headset should start being sent out to project backers in July 2014, with beta versions going out to other backers the following September. (Read More)

ANTVR KIT with cellphone size PC

May 23rd - via:
Dear ANTVR Backers: We found a small size PC project right here on Kickstarter that you might find very cool to use with your ANTVR KIT! Tango PC, a PC the size of a cell phone but with a power of a mainstream laptop may just have all the computing... (Read More)

Developers support ANTVR KIT

May 23rd - via:
LOADING HUMAN is an award-winning virtual reality adventure game, powered by groundbreaking controls, set in a thrilling Sci-Fi world. And now it will be supported by ANTVR KIT.  LOADING HUMAN link:... (Read More)

ANTVR one-step positional tracking test

May 21st - via:
Hey guys Check our one-step positional tracking test.  (Read More)

Tracking test

May 21st - via:
Hey everyone! We’ve uploaded a video below showing a user in front of a screen displaying what they see in the headset. This should give you a clearer idea of our prototype’s capabilities. And we’re fully expecting to get the latency down even... (Read More)

Lens test for the 720p ANTVR KIT

May 20th - via:
Hey everyone! This is the lens test for the 720p ANTVR kit. No distortion, and the oval on the screen is adjusted to a circle in the right aspect ratio (4:3). We'll test the 1080p screen soon, and with that, you won't ever notice a screen door effect... (Read More)


May 19th - via:
Hey everyone, We’re about 75% of the way to our goal and getting pretty excited! Several of you have understandably wanted some third party opinions about the ANTVR KIT and want to clearly see in-game movements next to a screen showing what the... (Read More)

ANTVR KIT: All-IN-ONE Universal Virtual Reality Kit

May 17th - via:
Ever since Facebook purchased the Oculus Rift, there have been concerns. ANTVR, a Beijing made Oculus Rift alternative is now getting a lot of attention. (Read More)

A Big Fat Thank You!

May 16th - via:
We’re sincerely humbled by the show of support we’ve received so far for the ANTVR KIT. For everyone who’s backed us, we cannot even begin to thank you enough for helping make our dream a reality. That so many people have so generously stepped... (Read More)

This is China’s answer to the Oculus Rift, and it's now on Kickstarter

May 15th - via:
On the optics front, ANTVR uses an aspherical lens, which produces a true 4:3 display without the edge distortion produced by spherical lenses like those in the Oculus Rift. (Read More)

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