X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

FEELREAL VR Mask and Helmet: A Face Full of Feeling

by John Thomas
Advertisement

Modern movies and video games are amazing at delivering mind-blowing visuals and sounds. But a Brooklyn-based tech company’s invention would add a lot more senses to the experience.

FEELREAL’s Kickstarter campaign wants you to help them bring to market what they describe as “the world’s first multi-sensory virtual reality mask.” You could call it Smell-O-Vision for the 21st century.

feelreal_helmet_mask_1zoom in

The mask contain small motors and fans that create vibration, moisture, warmth, breeze and, yes, smells. The odoriferous component is probably the most interesting. The developers collaborated with perfumers who helped them design a series of removable cartridges that you can swap out to match the smells that would naturally emanate from whatever you are playing or watching.

feelreal_2zoom in

A pledge of at least $300 will get you an early consumer version of the mask, while $600 will buy you a version that integrates the mask with a smartphone-based VR display helmet, dubbed the NIRVANA.

feelreal_helmet_1zoom in

If they get it right, this technology could bring some amazing intensity to battlefield warfare play and flicks featuring delectable kitchen scenes. But the company may want to include a small towel with their device. In a video they produced of people trying out a prototype, the first thing a few did when they took off the mask was start trying to dry their faces off.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Keaton Music Typewriter

Keaton Music Typewriter

LEGO Technic Mack Anthem

LEGO Technic Mack Anthem

A Study of “So Bad It’s Good” Movies

A Study of “So Bad It’s Good” Movies

Advertisement
Lamborghini Urus SUV Leaves the Tarmac and Heads Off-road

Lamborghini Urus SUV Leaves the Tarmac and Heads Off-road

Devel Sixteen Makes More than 5,000 Horsepower

Devel Sixteen Makes More than 5,000 Horsepower

The New Tesla Roadster Is Here to Blow Our Minds

The New Tesla Roadster Is Here to Blow Our Minds