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I wouldn't put too much expectation into this HMD. It has some nice features, but it is likely to be an inferior product compared to OR. The big players in VR are going to pour millions if not billions into this technology over the next few years. Any small start-ups are going to be left far behind. I think their only chance to compete is to sell to somebody big who wants in on the VR-craze that's likely to spread over the next few years.
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What I'm trying to say is investing in Kickstarter projects is a lose lose in almost every case. Of course there will always be exceptions to the rule. Every now and then you may be happy with the end result. More often then not though you will not be.

You will either never see the product at all, or you will see it and it will not be anything what it was proposed to be. Or the company will sell itself out completely with no regards to how you feel about it, even though you were directly responsible for getting them to where they were.

As I said. If something is good enough it will naturally rise above and these products will see the light of day. If they are not they won't. That's how it should be. Kickstarter imo is 99% scam and junkware that floods the market.

Oculus is very much the exception and not the norm for Kickstarter projects. Of all the successfully funded projects on Kickstarter so far (58,663), only 0.1% of them (59) raised over $1 million. 74% of successful projects were under $10,000.

Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/help/stats

Those projects that get over a million get all the press, but if you look at the numbers, Kickstarter truly is about people banding together to fund something that probably couldn't have happened the traditional way.

I've personally backed about 40 projects on KS and while some are taking longer than I would like, I haven't been disappointed by any of them (except maybe Clang, which ironically couldn't find a investor or big corporate backer to continue development when the Kickstarter funds ran out).

If you feel that Oculus "sold out", so be it but it is unfair to condemn all of Kickstarter because of it.
post #23 of 112
Ugh I already knew OR was going to sell out when that 75 million dollar investment went thru. Lets see who jumps on TPG. Only a matter if time
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GL to them.
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Kept it a secret for 9 years but all of the sudden decides to announce it. Guaranteed they are trying to cash in and see if they can get facebook to buy them out so they don't have a competitor.
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Interesting project. I'm not too fond of all the features but nevertheless it seems interesting and worth keeping an eye on. Subbed to their newsletter and let's see what comes out of it. If they do get something out of the door eventually it might be viable alternative to FaceRift.

I'm a bit puzzled about their talk how they have "hardware" in that headset - surely they would not try to put a GFX card IN there. But by the sound of it it's just some-kind of low-power additional filter/translator for converting supported 3D formats into something that the headset utilizes. Lack of support for people wearing glasses is troublesome as well as just +/- goes only so far but does nothing for some other reasons why people wear glasses like, for example, astigmatism. I would also prefer ability to wear my own headset like mentioned above and in addition I would prefer displayport over HDMI 1.4a bcos of having more bandwidth. OLED is fast enough tech to pull off more than 120 Hz if the TCon they use is capable and I have seen TCon's have numbers as high as 240 Hz. True 240 Hz OLED 1080p sounds pretty fancy if they would be able to pull it off, it's just not possible over HDMI 1.4a bcos of bandwidth limitations.
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post #27 of 112
@hexa. I understand what you are trying to say about kickstarter, but one does not "invest" in a company when donating to a kickstarter campaign. You are simply helping someone or a company achieve a certain goal by donating. They then thank you with a gift usually but never is it considered an investment.

There is a guy, I don't know his name or the exact quote, who was quoted in an article saying something along the lines of how he was pissed at oculus because he should have gotten some return for his money after the acquisition now all he has is a $300 piece of out dated equipment.

Well first of he didn't "invest" so no you do not get a return. And secondly say Oculus just blew up from crowd funding kind of like Star Citizen did and they were able to make tons of money by producing the Rift. This dumbass would still be sitting there with his $300 piece of outdated equipment and no return for his money. That is not the way it works.

Not to mention kickstarter was not intended to help small startups become billion dollar companies, it was for art projects and things like that. I think in the near future you will see larger kickstarter type campaigns move to a model that does allow for people to actually invest in the project but we have yet to see that and it will not be done one kickstarter.com they have already stated they will never do that.
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Wear glasses? This is a godsend.
Each lens can be adjusted for myopia and hyperopia

OH MY GOD.

I am digging this now.
   
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Looks like a smiley face

sold.
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Wow, this hits a lot of points that I had difficulty with using the Oculus, such as the blurry text on the edge of the lens. Oversized lenses must be the answer to that question I had with the Oculus. Individual focus sounds great as well. I wonder how far along they are?
 
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