If you’re looking for the most affordable and probably the best home VR racing simulator seat, a Hungarian startup company might have the ultimate solution for you: Yaw VR, an affordable, portable, lightweight home VR racing simulator seat, now available for early birds for US$ 890 on Kickstarter.The Yaw VR motion simulator can transform anywhere and anytime from an inverted dome into a 360 degrees rotating driver’s seat. This is the most compact and while not cheap, still the most affordable virtual reality motion simulator we have seen so far. It’s small, silent, comes with 3DoF and high dynamic range.
The simulator seat was recently introduced at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, and some days ago a Kickstarter campaign launched with the goal of $150,000. Compared to the more serious industrial simulator seats, this dome offers greater freedom of movement, better portability and a quick and simple assembly, plus it comes with a footrest and a built-in electric motor.
All parts are stored in the dome itself, which can be flipped for easy storage and portability. With a diameter of just 29 inches (and 15-inch height when folded), it weighs just 33 pounds (15 kilos), making it easy to move around and store it.
The inverted dome can be rotated with a remote control, and can be set at an angle of up to 50 degrees, matching what the user sees through the VR glasses. Good news for those who are looking for an affordable virtual reality car simulator seat, the Yaw VR will be compatible with a steering wheel, and pedals in the future.
The first customers can get the Yaw for $ 890, in bundle with an airplane, racing, roller coaster and a space war game application. The apps are compatible with Samsung Galaxy smartphones with Gear VR, Oculus and HTC Vive headsets.