The cool virtual reality cameras from Vairdo are back. Find out what happened.
Silicon Valley's Vairdo launched the EYSE and SPYSE easy to use virtual reality cameras on Kickstarter in May. The company has cancelled the campaign earlier this month. Now Vairdo has relaunched the crowd-funding campaign for the real-time VR video cameras.
We have reached out to Vairdo to understand what has been going on. Why did they cancel the initial campaign? "We were under talks with the Google X towards a contract during our last campaign, leaving our team fully focused on that effort, along with other major clients that came to us around that time. We did not think we would do a good job running both major requirements, so we informed all backers to lookout for a re-launch," said Co-founder and Chief Engineer Jayant Ratti, Ph.D in an email to I4U News.
He adds "Beginning of June we secured the contract and now have Google X as one of our clients along with two major other companies out of Hawaii and another from Silicon Valley. We are also expanding more government focused applications through new partnerships developing in Washington and Ohio."
Now Vairdo feels confident to deliver to consumers the EYSE and SPYSE cameras through Kickstarter.
Vairdo’s technology has been developed and validated through years of paid R&D contracts from US government agencies, and Georgia Tech University projects. In mid-2015, the team took its developments and expertise and transitioned to commercial product development after an initial round of investment from it's key founders.
EYSE is a next-gen personal tele-presence pocket robotic spy camera. EYSE’s unique design wirelessly captures 36 sensors, GPS, bi-directional audio and video from two perspectives, creating a highly immersive (in the moment) 3D experience.
It gives you the freedom to engage in new activities and cuts down the learning/fear curve massively. EYSE is waterproof. In the video above a little girl puts the EYSE camera in a river and watches fish via Samsung Gear VR. These cameras offer incredible experiences.
The EYSE system works seamlessly with 3D TVs, VR headsets and drones, charges wirelessly and its rugged construction is built for any adventure.
A smaller version of the EYSE is called SPYSE and sells for $99 in Earlybird pricing. The EYSE starts at $199. The shipping is planned for December. Find the Vairdo Kickstarter campaign here.
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Vairdo's EYSE competes with Lucid VR, which offers the LucidCam 3D 180-degree Virtual Reality camera.