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1. The Roto VR 360 Chair
The Roto VR 360 Chair is among the most innovative and exciting virtual reality chairs ever to hit the market. Released in February 2018, this VR motion chair offers an experience in the gaming world like no other.
It features a motorized base designed to respond to inputs coming from the VR games and rotates the user where necessary.
In other words, the gaming chair automatically turns to face the direction you gaze into. A sensor referred to
as “Roto VR HeadTracker” performs this action.
This sensor is a tiny unit that you attach to your VR headset. It transmits your head motions in real time the built-in systems of your chair.
The unit has a storage compartment in your Roto VR 360 chair. This is also where the module gets recharged. On a full charge, the sensor can run for approximately six hours before requiring a recharge.
Another attractive feature you’ll find interesting is an optional vibration system. The vibrator features dual 500-watt modules (or rumble packs) installed at the back of the backrest and under the chair. This system will force feedback and therefore a more realistic experience for an immersive game.
Let you worry not about cables wrapping around you. The Roto VR 360 chair designers eliminated the wires via the ingenious pass-through mechanism.
All you do is plug the headset the base and rear of the chair connected to your gaming console. You’ll find this feature great, especially when playing combat simulator games.
This virtual reality chair has lots of settings for ergonomics including backrest management settings, seat customization, and armrest height adjustment.
The chair has a footrest with two pedals that are set for forward movements and jumping. Apart from the slot for the rumble packs mentioned above, your chair also has surfaces and mounts for peripherals such as racing wheels, keyboards, and mice.
Choose the Roto VR 360 Chair if you want to a new era of unmatched 360 virtual reality immersion. You can opt to buy the chair without optional extras or the Total Roto VR package that comes with all the features intact.
2. MMOne VR Chair
Designed and produced by A Ukrainian Company, the MMOne Chair for VR is one of the best in the gaming industry. This advanced simulator is what you need for a full virtual reality immersion.
Similar to its Roto counterpart, the chair can swing you 360 degrees to mimic all VR activity. You can use this chair with some gravity-defying titles such as racing as well as flight-sim games.
MMOne entered into a pact with Ubisoft Entertainment, a French video game company just to widen the scope of games you can play with this simulator.
MMOne VR chair can rotate in three axes, revolve 360 degrees, move 45 degrees to the right and left and rise by 45 degrees.
The ability of this Ukrainian start-up execute such movements creates forces like inertia and momentum is unique and gives it an edge over the novel VR chairs you commonly encounter in the market
To appreciate how advanced the RV chair is, this piece focus on much more than just sight. Since it is mounted in multiple axes, it can swing independently from 30 to 360 degrees at different speeds.
This allows you to feel the inertia and the momentum I initially mentioned.
Take for example in a game that involves driving; you will feel the shocks and the movements of the vehicle you are operating. These capabilities also make it great if your interest is in flight simulator games.
You as the pilot will enjoy maximum thrill because you’ll perceive acceleration and braking, turns, blows, collision with other obstacles, and dynamic overloads.
While these capabilities are excellent, I’m sure this VR chair will not interest you if you prefer RPGs (or role-playing games).
Interestingly, the original purpose of designing the chair was commercial. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that its prototype 50, 000 dollars worth of parts.
However, it may be ideal for you if you have enough storage space and you belong to the affluent group of virtual reality gamers.
3. Yaw VR Compact Portable Motion Simulator
Designed in the form of a semi-sphere, this VR Compact Portable Motion Simulator by Yaw is fantastic choice if you are looking for an advanced VR chair to buy.
Being the size of a standard chair, it’s fantastic that the chair is capable of simulating the sophisticated motions a starfighter in a real physical world.
If you get to see this ingenious VR simulator, you will know why many virtual reality enthusiasts (me included) believe that it has the potential of in the living or playroom of all VR connoisseurs.
Yaw VR chair is perhaps the most affordable and compact virtual reality motion simulator in the universe. In terms of size, the chair measures a paltry 15 inches high in the folded state and has a diameter of 29 inches.
It weighs just 44 pounds meaning you can just pick it up and go your way. The compact size and design also suggest you can put it in any room without worrying about taking it too much space.
This gaming gear is available in seven different colors giving you an opportunity to choose what matches your styles. The colors are green, red, blue, orange, white, black, and grey. Patterns are also available but come at an additional
According to the company that made the prototype Yaw VR chair (funded through Kickstarter), this simulator will in time be compatible for all the significant games or VR platforms.
Its vertical axis offers 360 degrees movement while the horizontal axes afford 50-degree freedom of movement. Yaw VR simulator is compatible with SimTools as well as more than 80 virtual reality apps including the most famous brands.
The company is also working on making Yaw compatible with non-PC platforms such as Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go, and PlayStation VR. Furthermore, Yaw is open source.
So, you can design your own gaming software even for a 100 percent new usecase.
4. The VRGO VR Chair
The VRGO is a new brilliant innovation in the world of motion controllers for virtual reality. From design to performance, it is one of the best VR chairs in the market today.
This motion simulator translates a spin or a tilt in the real world into the virtual. You’ll find VRGO easy and fun to use.
The VRGO has a design reminiscent of a stool which can lean in any direction. When it does this, you also move in the same direction in the virtual world.
Besides this, the stool has multiple sensors that allow you to scout your environment with ease in a 360-degree movie. At its base are weights to keep you from falling over unreasonably.
The VRGO is smaller than your regular office chair and light enough to let you move it around your home or beyond.
The ability to open the device up and use the interior as storage for your adaptors, HMD, headphones, plugs and more is intuitive.
I bet you’ll agree with my claim that the biggest challenge makers of motion simulators have is trying to solve the right analog stick issue. Surprisingly, VRGO has managed to solve this problem. It is the first VR chair to be
This simulator connects wirelessly to both PC/MAC as well as cell phone HMD set through Bluetooth. The device’s low latency and universal adoption guarantee you the most responsive hands-free experience.
You can connect easily at the touch of a button in a similar manner you would be using a mouse, keyboard or joypad input. When using joypad control, the VRGO operates via the analog range meaning the more you tilt, the faster you will perceive to go.
Keyboard control, on the other hand, will only accommodate sprint and walk. But, this emulator is designed to emulate both of these inputs. You will just love the VRGO the moment you see it.
5. The Telepod
Designed in the style of egg-seats you encounter in the cinemas (made specifically for 4D), the Telepod has revolutionized the virtual reality world.
Eje, a Japanese company is the manufacturer of this advanced and intuitive motion simulator. It’s unique not only in design but also the way it operates.
You’ll like the way this VR chair works. When you plug in the sound feed for your virtual reality headset into the device, the chair vibrates around you in the manner of the audio similar to the experience you will have with 4D movie cinemas.
The audio from your games is sent back to you through a built-in set of high-quality headsets in the Telepod. The VR egg produces gentle rumbling would be soothing if you were not be immersed in the ongoing action in your virtual world.
It’s hard to get all the information necessary to appreciate all the features of this device as the official Eje website is written in the Japanese language. What I’m sure of though, is that the egg VR chair is what it claims to be.
However, its selling cost may make it out of the range of individual gaming enthusiasts.