HTC Vive: 7 unusual accessory concepts imagined by users

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  • Live Hoverboard, by GabeMan
  • Vive Pet Collar, by katie_tripixels
  • Haptic Feedback Case for Controller, by MaxieGast
  • Player Tracking Camera Robot, by BOLL
  • A Lighthouse mounted on a Lampster, by notadecoy
  • Immersive Floor, par Sander_Cohen
  • A cup of tea for the Vive Controller, by Kaibear

Live Hoverboard, by GabeMan

The film was wrong. We are in 2016, and we are still a long way from flying over the roads on hoverboards. However, virtual reality could allow us to experience this sensation. GabeMan's board has a rubber disc in its center, allowing it to be raised. Thanks to the built-in sensors, it is possible to move around in a VR game by surfing on this hoverboard.



Vive Pet Collar, by katie_tripixels

This collar allows you to follow your cat in virtual reality, and know its position in real time while you have the HTC Vive on your nose. In this way, you will no longer have to be afraid that your feline will get into your paws while you are immersed in a room-scale game.

Haptic Feedback Case for Controller, by MaxieGast

The haptic feedback by vibration of the Vive makes it possible to add more immersion to virtual reality by adding sensations to certain actions. For example, when you hit the ball in a game of baseball, there is a vibration that lets you feel the impact. This accessory, in the form of a shell in which to insert the controller, increases this effect tenfold. Each button would present resistance, for complete immersion.

Player Tracking Camera Robot, by BOLL

This robot is designed to film the user of the HTC Vive as he moves in room-scale in virtual reality. This accessory seems ideal for livestream videos of virtual reality content. The viewers could thus have a glimpse of the player's movements in the real world while seeing his actions in VR.



A Lighthouse mounted on a Lampster, by notadecoy


Very simple, this concept is simply to install a Lighthouse sensor on a Lampster, a small character initially thought to support a lamp. More cute than useful, this object is sure to find its place in your living room.

Immersive Floor, par Sander_Cohen


The Immersive Floor aims to increase the immersion in virtual reality, by offering to feel the texture of the ground as you walk in virtual environments. For example, the sand of a desert or the creaking of a wooden bridge could be felt thanks to an electrical module changing shape according to the virtual ground surface.

A cup of tea for the Vive Controller, by Kaibear

Totally crazy, this concept simply offers you to use the Vive Controller as a cup of tea. About what make efficient use of the hundreds of euros invested in your brand new HTC Vive !



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