Two days in the past Kat VR, the omnidirectional treadmill specialist, launched a brand new crowdfunding Kickstarter for its newest fashions; the Kat Stroll C2 and C2+. Solely seeking to elevate $250,000 USD, the marketing campaign not solely smashed that inside minutes however it’s additionally simply shy of $1 million with 27 days nonetheless to play with.
That preliminary funding quantity was hit inside 5 minutes Kat VR notes in a weblog put up, with the general present funding surpassing the primary $500k stretch aim. That was for magnetic charging, swapping out the usual wires for some good useful magnetic connectors. The marketing campaign lists a complete of 5 stretch objectives with the subsequent being the provide of 10+ demo video games for patrons to attempt on their shiny new treadmills.
To get to that funding determine 643 backers have pledged cash to the marketing campaign, most making use of the early chicken specials. Providing some important financial savings, these specials have all been purchased up, with the Kat Stroll C2 and C2+ now being bought at $998 and $1198 respectively. Which might be nonetheless cheaper than both product can be as soon as formally launched on Kat VR’s web site.
For the primary time, Kat VR has created two omnidirectional treadmill fashions, the usual Kat Stroll C2 and the marginally extra superior C2+. While each provide the core performance of with the ability to stroll (or run) in VR utilising specialised footwear – supporting customers between 1.55m – 2m (5’1″ – 6’7″) at a max weight of 130kg (286 lbs) – the C2+ additionally sports activities some extra options.
The Kat Stroll C2+ has built-in haptic suggestions constructed into the bottom in addition to a sitting posture module. So after quite a lot of working about or when stepping right into a car, gamers can pull down the in-built seat to relaxation or take pleasure in an immersive seated expertise.
With a month nonetheless to go the Kat Stroll C2 Kickstarter nonetheless has loads of time to hit these stretch objectives and prospects gained’t have too lengthy to attend for his or her treadmills both. Kat VR expects to start transport in July 2022 which tends to imply the Kickstarter was primarily used for promotional functions in addition to gauging preliminary manufacturing numbers.