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Haptx is launching the Haptx Gloves G1, a new pair of gloves to take advantage of the metaverse. The meat and potatoes of the company’s products are VR-capable gloves, replacing the need for handheld controllers. The new peripheral is launching at $4500 USD – a fraction of the price of the Haptx Gloves DK2.
Most of us, when we think about VR, think about gaming applications. But Haptx is approaching things from a different direction. When the company is designing its peripherals it’s coming at things from a work perspective.
The Haptx Gloves G1 are an upgrade to previous versions, offering a whole bunch of new features. The gloves have an increased ergonomic design, and they come in multiple sizes. No more one-size-fits-all for people like me to deal with, when what we need are big gloves for giant hands. The new setup also offers wireless mobility, new and better haptic functionality and multiplayer collaboration.
“With HaptX Gloves G1, we’re making it possible for all organizations to leverage our lifelike haptics,” said Haptx boss Jake Rubin, in a statement to GamesBeat. “Touch is the cornerstone of the next generation of human-machine interface technologies, and the opportunities are endless.”
The gloves leverage the best advances in material sciences and modern manufacturing techniques to make a comfy fit. The Haptx Gloves G1 fit and feel like a conventional glove, instead of like a bulky device. The digits, palm and wrist are soft and flexible to make sure a user’s dexterity isn’t hampered.
Inside the gloves …