WHAT IS ALTERGAZE?
SMARTPHONE BASED VIRTUAL REALITY VISOR DESIGNED FOR CASUAL MOBILE GAMERS AND PRACTICAL VR APPLICATIONS
What makes us stand out?
What makes our product unique is the use of 3D printing tech in order to offer a custom-made VR headset that is modular and can be upgraded with your smartphone.
Using the device everyone owns: your smartphone. You just slide your smartphone in the Altergaze headset and you are good to go. No wires, no headband, no desktop required. Making it easy to dip in and out of VR and share the device with others.
Using a multi-lens optical system of 50mm in diameter we are able to offer a high image quality VR experience where we utilise the full resolution of your smartphone without seeing the edges of your display.
COMPATIBLE WITH BOTH
IPHONE AND ANDROID
Initially Altergaze was developed for iPhone 5/5C/5S and iPod Touch 5th generation. However, as we embraced this new world of 3D printing and crowd-manufacturing Altergaze has become a headset compatible with any smartphone, regardless of platform and display size. Using a unique triple lens design, we can offer one of the highest image quality VR experience, custom built for your smartphone. With Altergaze we always use the full resolution of your display to offer an immersive and mobile VR experience.
MORE THAN JUST A VR HEADSET
A VIRTUAL REALITY ECOSYSTEM: AGVR
We empower 3D printer owners with the tools and materials to build and sell custom made Altergaze headsets in their local comunity.
By collaborating with 3D printer owners and 3D printing facilities from all around the world, we envision Altergaze to be a hand-made product, carefully crafted by one of our experienced partners based on orders and specifications. A product built with great care and pre-calibrated for you.
If you are a 3D printer owner, you can find more information at hacker.agvr.co.
We can help companies with both custom-made / bespoke headset to promote brands and organized events driven by Virtual Reality, as well as concept and software development.
"Altergaze: VR's new underdog?"
"What is perhaps even more amazing about this project, is that - if successful - it will pave the way to a new product development, design and distribution paradigm based on 3D printing and mini local factories."
"Remember these from where you were a kid? It's a View-Master that shows you 3D images when you hold it in front of your eyes. These days it's kinda' retro. But a device called Altergaze is like a souped up version for the digital era"
"21st century View-Master uses your phone to enter Virtual Reality"
DESIGN YOUR OWN
PRE-ORDER NOW (£90)
Click to go to our design and buy page
(build your own)
>ARE YOU A 3D PRINTER OWNER?
If you own a 3D printer, or if you have access to one, you can now download all the STL files and build your own headset. Fell free to modify the files and create your own designs. The Altergaze headsets are open-source or non commercial purposes. Go to hacker.agvr.co to find out more. If you need a bespoke headset for commercial purperses, feel free to reach out to us.
WHAT WILL I USE
Altergaze was particularly design for casual VR games. The type of games that will keep you hooked for 2 to 5 minutes such as temple run type of games, racing and puzzle solving, that don't require a controller.
There are hundreds if not thousands of other applications for a high quality smartphone based VR headset. If you are looking to use VR for your business please do get in contact and we'll see if we can help.
Virtual Reality is a great tool for advertising and PR events. Our partnership with the mutli-awards winning Nexus Productions enable us to offer you a full package, so please feel free to email us if we can help.
Since our headsets can be 3D printed, Altergaze is a great product to teach kids about optics, stereoscopy, manufacturing and virtual reality. So we've teamed up with Ultimaker to find a way to bring Altergaze to schools.
There is no secret that our founders are architecture hobbyists. Because of that, we are looking into developing apps and plugins for 3DS Max and Maya to help architects use Altergaze to showcase their work.
We've been collaborating with BublCam to make Altergaze the best headset to be used with their camera. They build these amazing 360 cameras that are not only great for pre-recorded footage, but they can also offer LIVE STREAMING from their camera to your phone.
VR STARTUP STORY
We are delighted to do a workshop at this years WIRED Next Generation 2014.
We will start the workshop with a quick demo of our headset, discuss how it works in terms of optics and stereoscopy, and finally go over the process of 3D printing and building an Altergaze Virtual Reality Headset for your smartphone.
We just finished setting up our AGVR Forums :D
The main purpose of this forum is to start discussing about how to get your games working with Altergaze or if you are 3D printer owner, how do you become an Official Altergaze Manufacturer to start building and selling units.
Our interview with Jenny Marc from Wall Street Journal is now online! Check it out here: http://goo.gl/hYYZuJ
Just a quick update: headsets are shipping today! We are just waiting for postal boxes to arrive (sometime before 12).
Apple hasn't validated our app yet, so we will email everyone a digital invite (using Test Flight) and privately send you the AltarGaze Demo App. Same for Android users.
Get in touch
with the team
The best way to get in contact with us via e-mail or by private messaging one of our founders via Linked-in. However, if it's a casual question it's better to just tweet it, ask us on Facebook or just post it on our forums. Whichever is easier for you. For really technical enquiries such as games development scripts, 3D printing or hardware specifications we respond better and faster via our forums.