VisusVR

IMMERSE YOURSELF INTO THE GAME

the first wireless PC-driven virtual reality headset

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Visus is the world’s first PC-Driven Virtual Reality headset for PC Gamers, who are consumers and not developers, with advanced practical features and an ultra affordable pricing. It is the "$149 Link" between your Nvidia Gtx powered Gaming PC and your smartphone!

What makes Visus consumer-ready is its ease of use and compatibility with the life-like PC games already on the market and, the ease of use, comes from utilizing the Tridef 3D conversion software and having a dedicated wireless head tracking system with a plug-and-play USB wireless dongle. And what makes Visus ultra affordable is that instead of using a dedicated screen, it takes advantage of the advanced high resolution displays of today’s smartphones and uses Nvidia’s GameStream technology to wirelessly transmit the games’ screen from your PC to your smartphone seamlessly with almost no latency ~27ms.


What is VR?

At the moment the best way to truly experience immersive virtual reality is through the life-like graphics of today’s pc games, and the freedom of movements inherent in video games in general. But even though today’s PC games are ultra realistic, they are locked on a PC monitor and in order to get a truly life like experience, these games should be played on a virtual reality headset. Experiencing these games in Virtual Reality or VR, means perfectly mimicking real world stereoscopic 3D vision in the games, the same way your eyes see the world in two different angles. And, tracking your head movement by motion sensors to let you look around inside the games.

What is a VR headset?

A PC-Driven Virtual Reality headset that lets you experience virtual reality is basically a headset in the form of ski goggles that consists of an OLED or LCD screen, connected to a PC, divided in half to show Left and Right versions of the same scene for each eye respectively and a head tracking system. Visus, is indeed a PC-Driven Virtual Reality headset that has its own Built-in Head-tracking system, but, uses your smartphone as its wireless PC connected LCD or OLED screen.

VR gameplay VS traditional gameplay

Changing the game experience doesn't have to change the game play. With Visus, you will still play games the way you play best, by ( a gaming) mouse and keyboard. Being immersed and feeling like you're running in the game doesn't mean literally running in the middle of your room for hours; cool but not that practical. So with Visus, the heritage of the PC game play is being kept while VR takes you into an another dimension.



Compatible PC games with Visus:


The ($29, when purchased with Visus) Tridef 3d conversion software, which Visus uses for 3d stereoscopic conversion of PC games to be used in VR, is officially compatible with all major PC games and for new releases or unknown games, Tridef software has an advanced generic profile that can be configured to work with any DirectX-powered PC game until the official profile is released. If you are not sure about the game compatibility, please email us at help@visusvr.com for a quick response. Click here for the current official supported games (not including some of the new releases, which for now, are supported through the advanced generic profile).

FIRST PERSON GAMES

All First Person PC (DirectX) games including AAA games like Battlefield, ARMA, Far Cry, Dying Light and Skyrim are compatible. For the first time, being able to feel you are actually holding the gun in ARMA 3, feeling the rush when jumping from building to building in Dying Light, and looking down the cliff in Skyrim, are life-like experiences that can’t be described in words.


adventure open world GAMES

Apart from the typical first person games like Battlefield 4 and ARMA 3, there is a new wave of cool adventure open world games like Drizzlepath that are designed mainly for experiencing being somewhere else. These games range from a nice forest environment to a huge luxury mansion. The majority of these adventure open world games can be downloaded from Steam for under $20. We will provide a list of these games here.

MINECRAFT

Experience the amazing 8-bit world of Minecraft like Steve does. Experience making homes like Steve does. Fight the zombies like Steve does. Make roller coaster and ride them, just like Steve does. In another words, be Steve and step into the amazing mysterious 8-bit world of Minecraft. Just in case if you don’t know, Steve is the guy in Minecraft with the blue shirt. (Please note because Minecraft is a non-DirectX OpenGL game, it does NOT support the Tridef software and instead it can be converted to stereoscopic 3d with the free Mine-Crift PC software. The link to download the latest stable versions of the Mine-Crift software will be provided here. Even with some heavy shaders, Minecraft is still a simple game and if you don’t have a 600+ Nvidia GTX graphics card, you could just buy the the lowest end GTX 600 or 700 series graphics card for about $100 and step into the amazing world of MInecraft for the first time.)




How does visus work?

When we designed Visus, we wanted to make a VR gaming headset that is easy to setup and operate. And we're happy to say, we did; Visus is the first of its kind to be consumer-level easy to setup and use. Visus communicates its head-tracking motion data to your computer by its wireless USB dongle. The game runs on your computer while at the same time gets converted to stereoscopic 3D by the Tridef software. The game's screen gets transferred to your smartphone via WiFi by Nvidia's exceptional GameStream wireless technology and the free Moonlight App available on iOS and Android.

Software and Hardware Requirements for Visus


PC Software

The Tridef Software: We exclusively require the amazing Tridef software, from the reputable DDD Inc., to convert the PC games (except MInecraft) to stereoscopic 3D. To achieve a real 3D separate Left-eye and right-eye view in the game, Tridef sets up two cameras inside the game that act as your eyes inside the game. Stereoscopic 3d is required for virtual reality and even though PC games are not natively designed to have this option, Tridef excels in providing this feature, as if the games are native VR-ready. Tridef has a free 14-day full trial and retails for $39 on their website tridef.com.

Smartphone App

The free Moonlight app, which is available on Android and iOS, is required to be installed on your smartphone. Moonlight app implements Nvidia GTX’s GameStream WiFi streaming technology on your smartphone to connect to your PC through WiFi and converts your smartphone to a wireless V-synced 60Hz screen for your PC.

PC HARDWARE

Because Visus uses Nvidia’s revolutionary GameStream Wifi technology, you should have a Nvidia GTX or GTXm 600+ graphics card. Nvidia’s GameStream technology is a truly revolutionary and an almost magical technology that enables Visus to be truly wireless while having the performance of wired connection with a close to zero latency and consistent high quality 60fps HD 720p/1080p video stream. GameStream allows taking advantage of your smartphone’s advanced screen and WiFi connectivity eliminating the need for a dedicated screen or heavy HDMI cables.

Smartphone

The older Android models like Samsung Galaxy S4 or even older work, but to get the lowest end-to-end latency possible (less than 30ms), we recommend Android phones like Samsung Galaxy S5 or newer, and in the case of iPhones, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. (The latency of iPhone 5,5c,5s is also under 30ms, but is not recommended because of its screen size and the eye strain associated with screens smaller than 4.5 inches.) If you are not sure about your phone's compatibility, please email us at help@visusvr.com for a quick response. Android and iOS smartphones with 4.7 to 6 inch screens.



Visus' Features and Technical Specifications



Almost zero end-to-end latency

It is believed that a latency of over 100ms causes motion sickness and nausea as a result of the mismatch between the real head movements and the virtual head movements. With Visus, not only we have a latency of under 100ms, but we have a overall end-to-end latency of under 30ms, which is a great achievement in eliminating any kind of discomfort. Even though, Visus is completely wireless, it’s latency performance even excels some well-known wired VR headsets.


Dedicated reliable wireless Head-tracking system

Visus has its own ultra low latency head-tracking system that emulates mouse movements and connects to your PC with its wireless USB plug-and-play 2.4Ghz dongle. This advanced system has its own motion sensor with perfectly aligned MEMS Rotational and Linear sensors and a motion processor, all on a single chip. By using its own ultra reliable wireless connection and dedicated motion sensing and processing chip, this system will always work reliably.

High Frame rate

High frame rate (Refresh rate) is essential for seamless VR experience. At 60hz (60fps), Visus provides the almost ideal refresh rate (frame rate) for experiencing Virtual Reality by eliminating motion blur.

High Pixel density (ppi) phone screens

High pixel density is a key factor in eliminating the common screen door effect which is the effect of seeing lines between pixels. For the optimum experience, you shouldn’t be able to see the individual pixels in VR and by utilizing the new advanced smartphones as our wireless PC screen in Visus, we are taking advantage of their advanced and high resolution screens. Even tough with Visus, the games’ screen streams through WiFi to your phone in 720p or 1080p using Nvidia’s GameStream technology, a higher resolution screen will still take advantage of higher physical pixel count.

Higher apparent ppi

With our specially designed proprietary optics system with the largest diameter lenses possible at 2 inches (about 50mm), Visus , puts the screen (Your Smartphone) farther from the eye while still keeping the great field of view of around 100 degrees. This system causes the pixels on the screen appear much smaller and close to unnoticeable regardless of the actual screen resolution.

Wide Field of View

A wide Field of View of around 100 degrees significantly helps in the degree of immersion and eliminating motion sickness when the above factors such as low latency and high frame rate is achieved. As a result of the large 2 inch (50mm) Aspherical lenses, Visus’ wide field of view of around 100 degrees gives you exceptional presence inside your game so you feel you are actually in the jungle, the battlefield, or on the roof of a skyscraper in Japan.

Virtual 180 degrees ultra-wide field of view

Visus is also the first VR headset to feature our proprietary 180 degrees virtual field of view technology that further helps in eliminating motion sickness following our actual field of view of 100 degrees. This system works by having two narrow slots on the sides of Visus that allow our peripheral vision to see the outside light from the narrow side stripes without being able to recognize the outside environment. This feature provides ultimate comfort when using Visus by causing the brain to fuse the real and virtual field of views and perceive a real life-like environment in VR.

High texture Quality and High Anti-Aliasing

In Virtual reality life-like graphics is a key to make the brain stay comfortable and think what it sees is real and Visus takes advantage of the superior graphics provided by Nvidia GTX 600+ graphics cards to produce a life-like virtual experience without any discomfort. Apart from texture quality and resolution, in Computer graphics, proper Anti-Aliasing is also a major factor in eliminating motion sickness by producing clear lines as opposed to jagged curved lines. Anti-Aliasing needs a lot of computing power and high degrees of complex software support and because Visus is a PC-powered VR headset made for today’s advanced PC games, high degrees of anti-aliasing becomes possible. Even in Minecraft, High levels of Anti-Aliasing is required to perceive clear texture lines.

Anti-Fog system

Because of the natural human face heat, wearing a VR headset causes a rise in the air temperature between the face and the lenses . This Heat results in sweating and eventually causes the lenses to get foggy. Since we are gamers too, we know the level of discomfort foggy lenses can cause and to fix that we put a small fan on top of Visus and engineered a proprietary VR anti fog system with special air channels that cools the heated air between the face and the lenses. This innovative and proprietary system not only keeps the air temperature cool, it also makes the VR gaming more immersive. While running, walking, or even moving in the virtual world (games), we feel a smooth breeze on our face just like in the real world.




3.5mm Headphone Jack

Have the freedom to use any headphones with Visus. Use it's onboard 3.5mm jack for wired headphone or just use your wireless headphones. (The 3.5mm headphone jack on Visus relays your phone's 3.5mm headphone jack to make it accessible from outside.)


Supplemental Battery Pack

Visus has a proprietary and first-in-the-industry VR HMD Supplemental Battery Pack system with 2000 mAh built-in battery pack apart from its own operating battery, to keep the phone charged for the whole duration of gaming. (This internal supplemental battery pack can be charged through the dedicated micro-USB port on Visus and connects to your phone with the included micro-USB or Lightning connector.)



Fits prescription Glasses

We have redesigned Visus from its original prototype to make it possible to wear prescription glasses while wearing Visus. We added this essential feature to eliminate the need to physically adjust the lenses and not getting the optimal result. While your own prescription glasses provide the best vision correction possible, it helps having constant wide field of view by keeping the Visus lenses fixed at their optimal engineered location.


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