We are building an office-focused VR headset called the “Simula One”. Since February of 2022, our store has been open for preorders. Proceeds 100% go towards our headset's development & manufacturing.
We call our headset a “VR Computer” (or a “VRC”) to help distinguish it from gaming headsets. When Simula was founded, most people thought the future of VR was in games & entertainment. The truth is that VR offers a superior way for performing knowledge work, but until now there haven’t been dedicated VR computing devices available on the market.
While existing headsets are optimized for gaming, ours is optimized for productivity: it features bleeding edge high-resolution displays, has a detachable compute pack with specs comparable to a premium office laptop (x86 architecture), and runs a VR specialized Linux distro optimized for clear text.
The Advantages of VRCs
VRCs offer several advantages over Laptops & PCs: they provide unlimited screens of any size, improve work focus & immersion, are usable outdoors (no laptop glare), improve privacy (no one around you can snoop your screen), and their compact design frees up desk space. They also promote better posture and freedom of movement: with a VR computer you can change positions, sit up, lean back, stand, lie down, or even walk while you compute.
Our project started out as an open-source VR window manager, which you can try out today on the Valve Index or HTC Vive. It's built over open-source infrastructure (wlroots + the Godot game engine). Once our compositor became relatively stable, we ran into the issue of “no other manufacturer wanted to offer us Linux support”. So we decided to build our own.
Our hardware project follows a philosophy of providing frequent, often technical updates -- so people know what's going on. Our project timeline (history of weekly updates + our expected release schedule) is also kept up to date on our front page. We are happy to answer any question about our headset -- technical or otherwise -- in our Discord.
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