…it’s single axis for now, ‘Rotation to be added next iteration’.
Also, they are being VERY cagey about whether the device supports scripts outside of SLR, to quote, ‘The main idea is a perfect connectivity with the SLR products and essential non-VR use (offline)…’. So they haven’t completely shut the door on the idea, but from the tenure of the reply, one can assume that ‘SLR products and essential non-VR offline use’ implies no Wi-Fi or headset/device connectivity, so no scripts, when not connected to SLR. Basically an app controlled wank machine.
So far the advantages it may have over the Handy are that it is being ‘conceptualized’ to have a centrally mounted receiver rather than offset, and some sort of soft external skin and possibly interchangeable outer shell.
So they’re fighting for the same market share, but within the SLR sphere only, and the SLR device will have just enough differences to the Handy that it can be marketed as a ‘better’ machine that’s ‘better’ at crunching SLR scripts, but they will be able to aim it at a lower price point, scoop up the SLR viewers who aren’t using a stroker yet, and then lock them into their walled garden, @doublevr even makes the Apple analogy at the very beginning of the OP here. They also have the advantage of already allowing other devices running in their walled garden, so they can still sell subscriptions to people who don’t want two machines. Excellent strategy.
i was never a fan of Apple, precisely because of their walled garden, but there you’re talking complete life system lock in, offered up at an eye watering price, here it’s just a wank machine, hopefully going cheap!
(Note, yea they need to be crystal clear at point of sale that machine is locked to SLR only, or bad shit will descend, but i’m sure they won’t be that stupid…)
And honestly, seeing the sheer volume of material they’re releasing scripts for every day now, from loads of studios that aren’t SLR, if the damned machine works, then hats off to them. Join at that point, and you’d never have to watch porn anywhere else, as long as you only want VR material. i’m a whore for fuck machines, and use SLR a lot, i’ll buy one on day one, as long as i believe the design would allow my suction device to integrate, no probs. Will post a review! Along with about 300 other peeps, i guess!
And if you want more variety, get a Handy 2 (hopefully? by that stage?) and come over to Eroscripts!
So aye, good luck to SLR, this is a huge ocean, plenty of room to fish…