One of the early pioneers of omni-directional treadmills for virtual reality (VR) gaming, Virtuix’s Omni Pro has found its way into hundreds of commercial venues around the world. Today, the company is looking to break into the consumer market with a smaller, lighter, more streamline device, the Omni One.
Like any omni-directional treadmill built for gaming, the Omni One aims to provide players with that ultimate sense of freedom in VR. That ability to physically be able to run, jump and crouch inside a virtual world without feeling any nausea because you are actually performing the movements rather than pressing a button or directional stick.
The new design does away with the Omni Pro’s attachment system, swapping it instead for an adjustable arm which fixes to the back of the player via a sleeveless jacket. The arm then spins around the 4ft diameter base to that the player can move freely.
“Omni One is like nothing else out there – it’s a breakthrough in omni-directional treadmill technology,” said Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix in a statement. “Compared to Omni Pro, Omni One no longer has a support ring. So, it gives users unrestricted freedom of movement, including crouching, squatting, backing up, and even jumping. You essentially become one with the machine.”
Launched in 2021, the Omni One will be available in two versions. For $1,995 USD (or $55 a month with a monthly payment plan) you can get the complete entertainment system including the treadmill, a standalone VR headset and operating software. Currently, Virtuix hasn’t confirmed which headset(s) will be part of the package.
Or for those who already own a headset there the ‘Dev Kit’ option for $995. This is just the Omni One, so you’ll need a PC to connect the device to. Additionally, the Omni One will have its own content store with 30 titles available at launch. Some will come from third-party developers whilst Virtuix will develop its own Call of Duty and Fortnite style videogames.
Ahead of next year’s launch, Virtuix is also launching a Regulation A funding campaign. This will allow anyone to invest in Virtuix and receive shares in the company, plus investors will get an Omni One discount. Invest $1,000 in the first week and you’ll get a 40% discount worth $800, otherwise investors will receive a 20% discount (worth $400) when purchasing the treadmill.
“Moving around virtual worlds by pushing buttons on a controller feels unnatural, static, and limiting,” Goetgeluk added. “You can’t experience true virtual reality while sitting down or standing in place. You need to walk around virtual worlds as you do in real life – by using your own feet.”
As development continues and further details are released, VRFocus will keep you updated.
Electric ATVs and UTVs have arrived, and riders are discovering all the advantages these innovative vehicles offer when taking them off-road. By getting rid of the big, clunky engine, electric ATVs and UTVs use rechargeable lithium ion batteries to power their motors. And along with great power and speed, electric quads and side-by-sides are cost-effective, easier to maintain, and environmentally friendly. To help you fully understand the advantages of electric before making your next off-road vehicle purchase, ATV Trader is sharing eight benefits of electric ATVs and UTVs.
Electric ATVs and UTVs don’t compromise when it comes to power, and in some cases they outperform other off-roaders running on fuel. Some models top out at about 60 mph and have over 350 hp, while certain makes can get up to 100 miles on a single charge. The electric motor also gives you immediate torque, instant acceleration, noticeable towing power, and an overall responsive vehicle.
2. You Will Save Money with an Electric ATV or UTV
While they can be more expensive up front when you buy a new ATV or UTV, electric quads and side-by-sides will end up costing less in the long run than vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine. All heavily used ATVs and UTVs will eventually need maintenance and repairs, which can be costly, and you’ll also be paying to refuel your vehicle. You can say goodbye to all of these costs with an electric off-roader.
3. Electric ATVs and UTVs Are Enjoyable to Ride
Without an internal combustion engine, electric ATVs and UTVs weigh much less, which makes them more enjoyable to ride. Their light weight makes it easier for movement on tough terrain and gives you more ability to maneuver around obstacles. More freedom on your quad makes for a greater riding experience so you’re able to appreciate your outside surroundings while you ride.
4. Electric ATVs and UTVs Are Less Noisy
With a battery powering the motor, electric UTVs and ATVs have eliminated the loud noise that comes from the engine. Less noise also improves the riding experience, letting you leave your cares behind when you ride. Now you can take off on your vehicle and enjoy nature, with the sound of the wind hitting your helmet as you splash dirt on your tires.
5. Kids Can Ride Safely on Electric ATVs
Friendlier for families, smaller makes of electric ATVs can be great for kids learning to ride. Electric ATVs are lighter and easier to move around, which presents less hazards with the vehicle rolling over. They’re also easier to operate, with a straightforward design and vehicle controls, featuring LED displays and just a few switches.
6. Electric ATVs and UTVs Are Easier to Maintain
When you go electric, you can expect less complicated mechanical parts, less maintenance and repairs, and less headaches. Electric ATVs and UTVs run on batteries, controllers, and a motor, and that’s about as complicated as they get. Without an engine, oil, or fluids to maintain, you’ll have more time to enjoy riding.
7. Charging Your Electric ATV or UTV is More Convenient
You won’t have to worry about making a trip to the filling station to refuel your electric ATV or UTV. All you have to do is plug in and power up, conveniently from your own home garage. When your battery is fully charged, you’ll be ready to ride.
8. Electric ATVs and UTVs Are Eco-Friendly
Electric ATVs and UTVs are much cleaner to ride and maintain, doing away with carbon emissions, dangerous fumes, and oil leaks. Battery-powered vehicles take less energy to run, making them better for the environment. Going electric promotes eco-friendly ATV riding and shows you care about your natural surroundings and the earth you’re riding on with your powerful vehicle.
Electric ATVs and UTVs are emerging on the market and represent the future of off-roading. Built for excellent performance, they’re also cost-effective, family-friendly, and better for the environment. If you’re shopping for a new or used ATV or UTV, be sure to check out the nation’s largest inventory onTr.com.
All your base are belong to EVGA, join us as we review their compact GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming, also with 12GB, 3584 shading processors activated but with a proper factory boost clock of 1882 MHz, a graphics card has been tweaked straight out of the box for you and our tested model, comes in a 20cm two fan design.
With that 3584 shading cores and Ampere architecture, this 3060 series is bound to impress in the 2560×1440 (WQHD) domain. If we look back at the previous generation, the product would sit at GeForce RTX 2070 (SUPER) performance levels and, in due time, will replace that series. If stock becomes available in plentiful volumes though. The GPU is again fabricated on an 8nm node derived from Samsung. This process further develops Samsung’s 10nm process; no EUV is applied in production just yet. The first wave of announcements has seen the GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 being released first, and, as a bit of a surprise, the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and 3070. It’s now late February 2021 and NVIDIA is set to release its more ‘regular’ 3060 prices 329 USD.
As you will have noticed, the 3060 GPU cores count is about 26 percent lower than with the RTX 3060 Ti, which has a GA104 chip with 4864 shading cores (shader/stream/cuda cores = all the same thing with a different name). NVIDIA is launching the 3060 series with the 12GB model, which’s remarkably enough is 2GB more than the GeForce RTX 3080 (!). Later on, they’ll likely silently slip in a 6 GB version, though that has not been confirmed. NVIDIA advertises the series with 13 ‘shader teraflops’ and 25 ‘RT-ops’, the latter giving an indication of the ray-tracing performance. Notable is that a change is in effect, the memory runs ar 15 Gbps as opposed to the usual 14 Gbps, likely to compensate for the perf hit of going 256-bit towards 192-bit on the memory bus due to that memory configuration. It’s the same for the shader core cluster, it’s clocked higher in the boost frequency compared to the Ti model, also compensating a bit for the lower number of shader cores.
The Ampere lineup nearly doubles ray-tracing performance with Gen2 ray-tracing cores and 3rd iteration Tensor cores. These cards will all be PCIe 4.0 interface compatible and offer HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4a, but most importantly is that exorbitant shader processor count (referred to as CUDA cores by NVIDIA). With just over a third of the shader processor count seen from the flagship product, we now meet the NVIDIA GA106 GPU. And despite being a lower segmented card, it still holds a sizable GPU die. In this round, NVIDIA is not seeding Founder edition cards, aka FE GeForce RTX 3060. But of course, they do present the reference specification; a boost clock of 1780 MHz and a base clock of 1320 MHz.
Base Clock (MHz)
Boost Clock (MHz)
VRAM Base Clock (MHz)
VRAM Effective Datarate (MHz)
Max Power %
GeForce RTX 3060
ASUS RTX 3060 STRIX OC
PALIT RTX 3060 DUAL OC
MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X TRIO
EVGA RTX 3060 XC
ZOTAC RTX 3060 AMP Wh.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING 12G
You know what? I have a bit of a soft spot for powerful small PC components. So when e received the EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC GAMING admittedly I did get a smile on my face. Dual slot, 20cm long, two fans, no RGB. I mean what’s not to like. Now before I mention the turbo frequency of this puppy, please do understand that EVGA offers 2 SKUs, one at $329.99 (XC Black) and one at $389.99 (XC). The card we are testing thus is that $389,- model. The differences between the two: 1. Higher Clockspeeds 2. Includes all metal backplate. That’s it. So you’ll need to carefully weigh in how important the two are to you as that is a steep price differential. As you can see the dual-fan spinner design makes the card really compact. Based on an advertised 170W TGP the card is of course paired with 12GB GDDR6 graphics memory at 192-bit running at 15 Gbps. It is a more simplified-looking product that comes with a proper factory tweak, making it perform a few percent above reference/baseline performance. The card has a single (6+2) pin power header. And yeah, that factory tweak is 1882 MHz on the Turbo (1780 MHz = reference), which is substantial alright. Let’s have a look at how well the product performs.
Sex should be fun, amazing, and end with a bang. But for many women in heterosexual relationships, this isn’t the case.
Welcome to “The Orgasm Gap,” the very real statistic that only 1/4th of women orgasm during heterosexual sex. And the women who can orgasm take an average of forty minutes to get there.
It isn’t men’s fault or women’s fault that heterosexual sex isn’t good at making women orgasm. It’s a fluke of anatomy, the clitoris is just off to the side of all the activity. What we need is not another vibrator shaped like a penis, what we need is an extra hand that doesn’t get tired.
And that’s where we come in. We’re here to take the work out of sex and bring back the play.
Introducing PETL: a truly hands-free vibrator
Our elegant and comfortable hands-free, female-centric design contours to women’s bodies so they can orgasm every time they have sex in about 5 minutes.
Wrapped in soft silicone, PETL has a flexible frame that clips around the pelvic bone and presses into the G-Spot. The other end of the clip has a vibrating motor that provides continuous clitoral stimulation in any position and ensures pleasure without distraction. It stays in place, needs no re-positioning, doesn’t bother male partners and it gives them an extra “hand” in bed.
And because all bodies are different, Petl initially comes in three different sizes!
About Come Play
We develop sex toys for the future. Using new materials and forms, our mission is to give you superpowers in bed. We are female-founded, and our mission is to make sure everyone has a good time.
CEO Piri Miller founded the company to solve the orgasm problem because she is one of the 75% of women in the world who fall into “the gap.” While there are tons of sex tech products for all types of tastes and needs, there are very few options for heterosexual couples that solve this problem. In fact, 89% of all couples say they would use a toy during sex if it was hands-free and unobtrusive.
So Piri went to work, collaborating with industrial and product designers to invent a sophisticated solution to a common problem. After personally trying fourteen test models, she landed on the perfect design that made her dream a wearable reality.
Two years and one U.S. patent later, Come Play is making its debut with a truly hands free device designed by women for women.
So why crowdfund on iFundWomen?
We are excited to launch our first crowdfunding campaign on iFundWomen because who better understands our product more than women? We want to fundraise with the group we are designing for: women who want satisfaction and are ready (dare we say excited?) for a solution.
With the introduction of PETL, Come Play is ready to change the sex toy market.
We have partnered with Doc Johnson, legendary California based sex toy manufacturer.
We are showing our first manufacturing prototype at CES in January, and are projected to ship in April 2020.
But, marketing a sex tech product is heavily censored-especially when the product is related to female pleasure. Facebook only allows ads on family planning, nothing on sexual wellness. While subways and print ads can advertise erectile dysfunction pills, an ad for PETL would be flagged as “adult content.”
In order to make our product known to women everywhere, we need your help to build our audience one person at a time. The money raised here will fund our grassroots marketing efforts around PETL’s debut. It will cover trade show costs, website developers, getting our message to marketing experts, influencers and journalists.
With your help, we are going to close the Orgasm Gap. And when PETL succeeds, we will keep on inventing. We plan to create new products for all demographics and body types so individuals can have the solutions they need to free themselves to have the sex lives that they want. We will focus on individual needs through multiple sizes and research because one-size-fits-all isn’t really inclusivity. Individuation is inclusivity. We see you.
Sex should be fun, pleasure is a fundamental human right, and Come Play won’t stop until everyone has superpowers in bed.