It’s been awhile in the making but finally pre-orders have now gone live for the FOVE 0 head-mounted display (HMD) from FOVE Inc.
Customers can now order the device through a dedicated website, which lists the price at $599 USD. But the company is offering a very limited time deal until 9th November for early adopters. For the next seven days you’ll be able to get $50 off the regular price, especially helpful when considering the HMD will be shipped from Japan and extra charges maybe involved.
On the order page FOVE Inc states: “If you order today, your FOVE 0 will be scheduled for shipment in January 2017. You can request a refund at any time prior to your shipment. Orders shipping to Japan will include Japanese sales tax in the Shipping & Handling portion of your order. Orders shipping outside of Japan may be subject to VAT, GST, import taxes, customs duties, and/or fees imposed by the destination country. These charges will typically be due once your FOVE 0 arrives at the country of destination.”
Originally launched as a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign back in May 2015, FOVE Inc. looked to raise $250,000 from backers. The campaign was very successful raising $480,650, but there has been a little delay as the device was due to launch earlier this year in May.
There’s been significant interest around FOVE 0 for one particular reason, its going to be the first HMD coming to market that has eye-tracking built directly into it. This means features such as foveated rendering and gaze related interaction can be implemented by developers, thus reducing the PC workload and more natural interactions with NPCs respectively.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of FOVE, reporting back with any further announcements.