As VRFocus reported last week, there have been a reasonable number of virtual reality (VR) deals over the course of the weekend for Black Friday, mostly on the software side. Nothing too unusual. Until today that is, with Teslasuit offering its first-ever sale on a limited number of developer kits, saving a few lucky customers almost $3,000 USD off the regular price.
Ok, so this particular Cyber Monday isn’t for your regular consumer product as the Teslasuit is generally only sold for commercial or enterprise applications, mostly because the product usually retails for $12,999. But for today only, if you are a developer or certified partner of Teslasuit then you can pick one up for the (almost) bargain price of $10,400. That deal does include the software and API license but excludes shipping and taxes – so you’ll need to budget a little bit more.
That 20% saving is for 24 Teslasuit Developer Kits only, so once they’re gone they’re gone, and you’ll need to apply directly to Teslasuit itself – you definitely won’t find this on Amazon. Plus, Teslasuit informs VRFocus that its: “team will assist in getting your suit ready to be shipped before Christmas,” making for a nice festive treat.
Parent company VR Electronics Ltd has been selling the Teslasuit for a couple of years now after the fully haptic suit made its debut during CES 2018. The suit is jammed packed full of sensors and haptics so that companies can utilise it for a range of use cases, whether that’s collecting data on performance training and next-generation rehabilitation to improving situational awareness or for motion capture purposes.
The Teslasuit features 10 internal motion capture sensors, 80 electrostimulation channels for tactile feedback, a rechargeable battery that can run between 8-10 hours. As you can see from the promotional images, the Teslasuit is a snug fit to ensure all that tech functions at an optimal level. Hence why the Teslasuit comes in XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL sizes as well as a custom made option if none of those suffices.
VR Electronics Ltd is also working on a haptic glove called the Teslasuit Glove. Unveiled last year, the company has been fairly quiet since then on its development and when it’ll go on sale. It’ll include force feedback so that users can feel digital objects, their shape and resistance to pressure.
With the current metaverse trend gaining steam, consumers may eventually want a device like the Teslasuit to fully immerse in these virtual universes. For continued updates keep reading VRFocus.