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CES: VR shoes let gamers step into new worlds

Virtual reality enthusiasts can step into new worlds with Cybershoes, an affordable VR accessory from the company of the same name. It is worn on the feet, and allows the player literally to walk, run or flee through virtual reality. Launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. 

The Cybershoes are strapped directly onto the feet while the player is seated in a swivel bar stool. They are compatible with any VR game, and can function with SteamVR, the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, and Pimax. It is controlled by the player’s own physical movement, whether exploring ancient dwarven ruins or fleeing from a grasping horde of the undead.

Cybershoes’ CES debut is highlighted with the unveiling of its newly redesigned prototype that features an improved grip for faster and smoother turning.

“VR is an endless space, but until now it was not really easy to walk in,” says Michael Bieglmayer, inventor and CEO of Cybershoes GmbH. “We had to experiment a lot until we realized that the solution was not to be found in standing but in sitting. Then one thing led to another. And the result inspires: because nobody can escape the strong immersion that is possible with Cybershoes. That’s why the swivel chair you’re sitting on is forgotten in no time.”

Click here to read the benefits and features of the Cybershoes.

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