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Affordable Android-powered VR

Take a closer look at the AuraVisor, an Android-powered competitor to Oculus, HTC, Samsung and LG's options



Virtual reality is becoming more and more mainstream, but it’s not without its inconveniences or drawbacks. VR units that link to your computer generally need to do so with a wired connection, which means that you run the risk of getting yourself tangled in cables – or worse, yanking the cable out when faced with a particularly terrifying jump scare. Other viewers require you to pop your smartphone into the headset, which increases the weight and means that the immersive experience can be broken with a phone call, text or even a notification.
Enter the AuraVisor. It’s wireless and you don’t need to connect it to your smartphone because it’s powered by its own onboard Android computer. You can play VR games – it supports the Unity games engine – watch 3D movies, take 360-degree tours of iconic locations and much more. It ships with preloaded content and you can add more via Wi-Fi or an SD card. There’s also a VR store connected to the Google Play store for you to purchase more content. Plus it’s available for preorder now to ship in March 2016 and it costs less than the Oculus Rift.


Find out more about the AuraVisor in an exclusive interview with AuraVisor CEO James Talbot in issue 60 of Android Magazine, available for instant download now.