Why this has piqued our interest
With VR, AR, 3D & 2D support the Cmoar is looking like a universal viewing experience. If the device can be executed as well as we hope this could easily become a must have accessory for every smart phone owner who games, watches TV/Films or wants to do a multitude of other tasks.
Cmoar Smartphone Viewer is the first ever device allowing gamers to enjoy Virtual and Augmented Reality and cinema lovers to get the full 2D and 3D cinema experience at home. All thanks to the use of a smartphone technology.
After a big success at E3 this year, where Cmoar Smartphone Viewer was firstly revealed, Cmoar Ltd. - the company behind it, is now prepared to make the final step that will allow the team to complete the work on the device and release it on the market. One last thing missing though is the community support and to get it the company decided to start a Kickstarter campaign to make Cmoar Smartphone Viewer a reality.
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Ever since VR devices started appearing on the market it was Cmoar Ltd. CEO – Damian Boczek’s dream, to create one universal device that will offer all the features that until now were available separately. Moreover his main goal was also to deliver something that will not only look good but also would be available for a reasonable price and affordable for an average gamer or cinema fan. After over a year of developing ideas and prototyping, something that was once a dream, is finally becoming a reality.
Cmoar Smartphone Viewer offers 2D and 3D cinema, Virtual and Augmented Reality in one, simple device. Unlike other similar devices available on the market, that offer all those features separately, Cmoar allows you to enjoy them all. So it doesn’t matter whether you are a fan of Virtual Reality in games, Augmented Reality for learning or you’re fond of watching movies in the best quality possible. From now on you won’t have to limit yourself and be forced to make a difficult choice of what feature you prefer and what device to buy. Cmoar is there for you, ready to cover it all.
To reach the goal the development team has been working on creatively implementing and adapting the technology that’s already there – your own smartphone. They’ve also made sure to design Cmoar in a way, that allows you to enjoy all its features despite the smartphone type and model you have. Kickstarter demo was based on a Full HD smartphone with a 5.7” screen but the device is compatible with over 100 different smartphone types and models. It’s important to remember though that since the smartphone is the heart of Cmoar Smartphone Viewer, the better model one has, the larger the display and the better resolution, the better Cmoar one will get. The list of all compatible models and their features can be found here.
E3 in Los Angeles this year was a big test for us. That was the first time we’ve presented Cmoar to the world and we were very interested to hear what media and other industry professionals think about it. The feedback we got was absolutely overwhelming and we were happy to see that not only we believe that we have something special in our hands. We cannot wait to bring Cmoar Smartphone Viewer to the market and we strongly believe that the fantastic community gathered around Kickstarter will help us making our dream come true. But most of all will help us deliver gamers and cinema fans a great, affordable device that will allow them to enjoy their favorite form of entertainment at home. - said Cmoar Ltd. CEO Damian Boczek.
Cmoar Smartphone Viewer consists of:
2D cinema screen lens - allows you to enjoy the fantastic quality of image, with a great contrast and color depth and most importantly - without any visible particular pixels. Thanks to one single magnifying lens, you can get as much as 125” 2D virtual screen in front of you, seen from 2 meters distance, with Full HD for each eye.
- The uniquely designed case for accessories and bases with lenses
- The goggles
- 2D cinema screen lens
- 3D cinema screen lenses
- VR lenses
3D cinema screen lenses - offer you as much as 80” 3D virtual screen seen from 2 meters distance in front of you. That effect is possible thanks to the appropriate magnifying lenses. In result, you get the picture of an amazing quality, with no visible pixels and thanks to side by side image, each eye sees its part of an image separately. All these result in an incredible depth of the picture, free of any interlacing and flickering, as if you were watching a regular 3D movie in TV.
Virtual Reality lenses - allow you to literally enter the world of the game. Making the proper use of magnifying lenses of considerable power gives at your disposal a field of view of as much as 95 degrees, with head tracking feature included.
Augmented Reality - in this case you may use all three lenses, choosing the image parameters on our own.
Cmoar Smartphone Viewer is not only a device as such but it comes with a set of ready to use apps developed by Prosper Games Studio.
Virtual Cinema – an app that makes you feel like you’re in a virtual movie theater with this big advantage that there are no advertisements before the movie and you can play, pause or forward it by any time using a virtual remote that you operate using a head tracking feature. Moreover, you can even choose where do you want to sit. Depending on your choice (a seat more left, more right, closer to the screen or more in the back) the camera view will change.
Virtual Reality games – that make you feel like you were inside the game world. Your every move can determine whether you win or lose the battle. One of our games puts you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse with one goal only – to survive. To achieve that you have a couple of control possibilities, beginning with a dedicated program that uses a mouse and a computer keyboard, bluetooth controller, Playstation and Xbox pad and ending with a smartphone gun!
Augmented Reality – those applications allow you to generate elements that enrich reality. How about watching a virtual TV or playing the most interactive RPG game in the world with your friends? Or maybe you’d rather use this feature for educational purposes? Don't worry, as the team is currently developing ideas for that as well. You can operate those apps using head tracking features or by simply pointing to certain elements with your hand.
Streaming - certainly, mobile applications, as well as watching 2D and 3D movies on your mobile are not the only things you can use Cmoar for. Thanks to the streaming feature, you can also play your favorite PC and console games.
Cmoar Ltd. also encourages all developers to develop games and apps that will be using Cmoar Personal Viewer by providing them with SDK and full support on the official forum: http://cmoar.com/forums/
Cmoar Personal Viewer Kickstarter campaign lasts until rhe 9th of August, 2.00 a.m. CET and the developers are aiming to rise 200,000 GBP. The lowest pledge is 5 GBP though to get the prototype, backers will need to support the project with at least 100 GBP (around 170 USD).
For more information about Cmoar visit http://cmoar.com/