Ho, ho, ho! The last days of the year are here and we wish you and your loved ones some relaxed and fun times during the holidays. We have built the Cool Christmas VR experience as virtual Christmas card. If you have a DK2 check it out.
People who have tried it, loved it and while your mileage may vary it should run pretty smooth in direct or extended mode for most people (works well with 7XX Nvidia cards and better).
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without gifts, so we share the Oculus Rift DK2 3D model that we used in this VR experience for you to use in your own projects.
We release the Oculus Rift 3D model under the CC0 license into the public domain. That means you do not even have to credit us for using the model but we would of course appreciate a link back from your website to VR Cover or just a tweet about our products.
We are having a holiday from the 29th to the 5th of January but if you order your VR Covers now we make sure it gets on the way before that. We will have a couple of exciting news in early January when we are back in action.
If you want to stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter. 2015 will be wild for virtual reality. Good time to wander the planet (and metaverse). Happy Holidays!December 22, 2014
Thanks for the great feedback in the last couple of weeks. We have shipped now over 4000 VR Covers to individual developers, VR enthusiasts, universities and research institutions all over the world and many people have reported that they like the feel of our 100% cotton chambray fabric much more than just the foam on the Oculus Rift DK1 / DK2.
Today we offer a limited amount of 32 Organic Cotton Bamboo VR Cover sets with stitched logo to see how high the demand for this sort of “green” VR Cover is.
The fabric feels great on your skin and is weaved from 80% organic cotton and 20% organic bamboo yarn. No chemicals or colors were added throughout the production process. We bought this fabric directly from the yarn manufacturer so we were able to see how the yarn and fabric is made from scratch.
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Just a quick update. We have finally caught up with all orders and expect to ship all current orders until the 22nd and all orders that come in from now on until the 28th. After that we have VR Covers in stock to dispatch right away.
We are also going to announce some new features for the website next week. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates and promotions.
By the way we ship now every day, so the date we mention just means the date until we definitely dispatch your order. Depending on when you ordered, chances are it ships a bit earlier.November 17, 2014
We keep shipping out more VR Covers daily now and if you did not hear from us yet, we did not forget you! We do our best and will send you your DHL tracking number 1-2 days after we shipped your VR Covers.
The first people received their VR Covers already. Here is a short unpacking video from /u/stormy3000.
Here is what he has to say about VR Cover:
So I just got my ‘VR Covers’ delivery.
Very pleased with the product.
Got 3 covers included in a tidy little bag made of the same cotton (at least it feels like cotton) cloth.
Each cover has the leather tag with the companies branding on.
They fit snugly to the DK2 without any fixing required.
It also includes a little velcro strap to hold the wires in place on top of my DK2.
Lastly it comes with a simple little set of instructions printed in a nice rustic way onto some thick brown paper.
Overall I’m very impressed, now I just need to find some spotty sweaty people to try out my rift and make use of the power of a washable cover.
Oculus community manager Cybereality likes his new VR Covers as well.
I got mine today. Wouldn’t think I would be excited about a piece of fabric, but it actually works nicely. At first it didn’t seem like it would stay in place without elastic, but it seems OK. Only tested a few quick games, but it felt comfortable to me. The velcro strap is a nice touch. Good job.
Just got mine in the mail! Here are some thoughts:
Love the material. Feels slightly cool on the face, which is a welcome change. Did not try for more than 5 minutes in a go to see what happens heat-wise, but that would be interesting to see as well.
Most importantly, there’s a bit of carefree-ness now, a lightness of heart. Because no matter what gets on the DK2 from my face, I can still demo this thing to others, and they can be carefree about it too.
It fits very well over the bottom parts of the DK2, and is able to “catch” some pointy bits on the DK2 so it doesn’t seem to budge at all. The top center part does not hug the DK2 that much. I tried stretching it out, but it’s not too stretchy. It would probably help if there was something on the DK2 for it to grab onto, or if the cover had some elasticity in that region as the OP mentioned.
I normally pull the DK2 straight away from my face slightly before taking it off, but just as a test I tried just sliding the DK2 straight up and off as someone new might do, and the cover stayed put.
The bag is nice, fits three covers. Not going to lose these.
I also really appreciate the velcro band for fastening the over-the-top cable in place.
Thanks /u/vrcover!November 5, 2014
We shipped the second batch of VR Covers today and if you were in this batch you should get your DHL tracking number in the coming days via Email. We change our shipping from next week and ship out daily so you get your VR Cover as fast as possible.
Right now, we work with our team of tailors 24/7 on this but because every VR Cover needs to be hand cut the production takes a bit of time. We have some more tailors joining us in the coming week and expect to have all current orders shipped within the next 3 weeks.
We are also working on the wholesale VR Covers and will have more news on this in the first week of November. For product updates and promotions please subscribe to our newsletter.October 22, 2014