Tag Archives: YEI Technology

PrioVR Targets June 2015 Release & Post-Kickstarter Opportunites


YEI Technology has issued a new update on their funded PrioVR Kickstarter project, indicating a desired shipping date of June 2015.  The initial campaign proved to be exceptionally popular, raising over four times its initial $75,000 USD goalPrioVR is a full virtual reality (VR) suit consisting of sensors, a chest harness, headband, tracking hub and hand controllers with additional elements on higher tier suits. With backers attracted to a wireless package allowing for natural full-body tracking and interaction within a environment in real-time.


PrioVR Shipping Pushed Back


YEI Technology has confirmed that its PrioVR full body motion controller for virtual reality (VR) experiences will not be shipping in June 2014 as originally planned. Company VP Mike Sutherland revealed as much, reasoning that it needed more time to deliver on a satisfactory product. While a new shipping date was not given, it did suggest that the suit will still arrive for Kickstarter backers ‘a little later this year’. READ MORE

VR vs. Peripherals


Remember the music genre? Though it may feel it, it wasn’t too long ago that everyone was excited to fill their bedrooms with plastic instruments to accommodate for the annual releases that eventually all but murdered the movement. Now many of us have small collections of fake guitars and drum sets shamefully nestled away in corners and attics, destined for distant future car boot sales and charity shop trade-ins. It’s a sorry sight, and we’d hate to see the same thing happen to virtual reality (VR). READ MORE

PrioVR Kickstarter Ends at Over $320,000 in Funding


YEI Technologies Kickstarter campaign for its PrioVR full body motion controller has ended in massive success. The campaign closed today having made $322,104 USD in funding, nearly $250,000 more than its original $75,000 goal. A total of 854 different backers provided funding. In its month-long campaign the technology managed to pass 3 different stretch goals. The company had teased that it would offer to buy back Oculus VR from Facebook for a $2 billion stretch goal. READ MORE

Finger Tracking, Haptic Feedback in Long Term Plans for PrioVR


YEI Technologies has revealed its long term plans for its PrioVR fully body motion controller. Speaking on an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, the company teased that it would like to look into both finger tracking and haptic feedback once work on the first suit had been completed. The suit supports virtual reality (VR) videogames through the use of headsets such as the Oculus Rift. READ MORE

YEI Technology Talk PrioVR: Past, Present and Future


YEI Technology’s PrioVR originally made it’s debut on Kickstarter late in 2013, however despite a genuinely fascination showcase of the technology and some reasonably priced reward tiers the device failed to reach even half it’s finance target. The developer relaunched the Kickstarter earlier this month and VRFocus is happy to say that it’s performing a little better this time around, smashing it’s funding goal within the first 24 hours. READ MORE