AuraVisor is a smartphone-free VR headset

AuraVisor is a smartphone-free VR headset

PanARMENIAN.Net - Being tied to a computer or smartphone is an obvious drawback of most virtual reality headsets, but the AuraVisor is bound by no such restrictions.

The Kickstarter project is an Android-based wearable with a 5-inch display that beams 1080p imagery to each eye, without the need for a tethered smartphone, Digital Spy reports.

The head-mounted display offers 100-degree FOV and runs off a 1.8 GHz quad-core Rockchip RK3288 processor, with 16GB of storage for your VR apps.

There's microSD support and HDMI input for accessing content from external sources. WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity are also built in.

The device aims to plug a gap in the market between high-end headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC's Vive, and phone-powered virtual reality solutions likes the Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard.

AuraVisor is seeking $153,500 to fund the headset on Kickstarter, with backers who pledge at least $205 securing their unit when it hits retail.

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