Play HTC Vive and Oculus Rift games on your mobile VR headset with Finch Shift

​Finch Shift is a new motion controller designed for your smartphone which is designed to enable your VR-ready smartphone to play apps for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Finch Shift uses a pair of motion controllers and a pair of arm bands.  Each controller and arm band has modified inertial measurement units.  By combining the data from the arm bands and controllers, the software is able to determine the location of the motion controllers without using external cameras or sensors.

Here’s a video of the Shift being used:

Finch claims the Shift can be used with:
– smartphone games adapted for the Finch Shift
– games designed for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
– non-VR games where you use the Shift as a joystick.

I’m not sure how the Shift can enable smartphones to play HTC Vive or Oculus Rift games because of the processing power required, and because smartphones currently don’t have positional tracking. 
In any case, Finch Shift will be at CES 2017 and I will visit their booth to check it out!

Meanwhile, the dev kit is available for preorder for $179.  The consumer version is intended for release is the second half of 2017.

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