Oculus VR may be the biggest name in the virtual reality field at the moment, but numerous companies are also trying their hand at the emerging technology. One such company is Razer, which is well known for its PC gaming peripherals, and has taken the wraps off of the Open Source Virtual Reality kit.
Oculus was the first big step in realizing a consumer-ready virtual reality product, though there’s no secret it hasn’t come without its fair share of bumps and bruises. Between immature SDKs and a slow pace of iteration and innovation, Oculus Rift and friends (such as the Samsung Gear VR we reviewed) haven’t been enough to make virtual reality a viable commercial success for your everyday Joe Schmo. Enter Razer’s vision — the Open Source Virtual Reality kit. Razer says they want to do for virtual reality what Android did for phones. Open source, open schematics and open visions for anyone who wants to use it.