Its like the Power Glove, but for VR

News Summary

  • Nintendo ultimately sold one million of the things, but the technology just wasn’t there, and the dream controlling gameplay with a robo-glove appeared to have died along with it.With the newfound (relative) prominence of virtual reality, perhaps it’s time give the idea another go.
  • Nintendo’s Power Glove was, to quote one of the 80s’ finest films, “so bad.” The NES peripheral transfixed a generation of youngsters, only to later realize that the “bad” in this instance should perhaps have been taken a bit more literally.
  • You can also hot swap the battery to keep it up and running.The product claims to be a cheaper/more accessible approach to VR gloves than what’s currently out there.
  • The firm puts the final retail price of the product at just under $500 for the pair.It’s compatible with HTC Vive headsets, as well as Steam VR hardware.
  • The company is also making an SDK available for Unity and UnrealEngine developers to make better use of the system.
  • Battery life is around two hours with haptics on and eight hours with it turned off.
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