Virtuix Omni virtual-reality treadmill starts shipping in September

If you pre-ordered the Virtuix Omni virtual-reality treadmill, it’s time to start rearranging the living room furniture. Early backers will be able to strap on their Oculus Rift and start shooting in the virtual battlefield of their choice come July. If you haven’t ordered the enormous $500 gaming accessory yet, you won’t have to wait that much longer to start running in place – orders taken today are expected to ship in September. 

The Virtuix Omni treadmill, designed to work in conjunction with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, will begin shipping to customers who already preordered it in July. If you preorder one today, you’ll be able to get it as soon as September. Customers purchasing the $499 package will get the Omni platform, shoes, belt, and tracking hardware and software. A second package is available for $1,019, which includes two treadmills. Additional shipping costs, which are sure to be substantial given the size of the device, will be added at the time of shipment. The price of the Omni also doesn’t include an Oculus Rift, which you’ll need in order to use it. Preordering an Oculus Rift development kit 2 will cost you an additional $350.

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