3dRudder, the VR locomotion controller, already comes in both PC and PSVR flavors, both of which require a wired connection. Now, the France-based company announced its bringing a wireless version of the device to enterprise customers later this month.
3dRudder Pro Wireless is intended for use with Oculus Quest and other Android-based standalone VR headsets. The device is slated to launch on March 30th at the cost of $200, and will be available via 3dRudder’s website.
And yes, that’s actually a wire you see in the photo above despite its Bluetooth capabilities and ‘wireless’ moniker. That’s because the Pro Wireless version needs external juice to run, such as a power bank. The company says one of the benefits of not having an internal batter is users can put it in a checked bag when flying.
Like its PC version, it can also be used with standard SteamVR-compatible headsets as well through the wired USB 2.0 connection though, which makes it a bit more convenient as a cross-platform controller.
And like all 3dRudder devices, you navigate by using your feet; tilt the platform forward/backward, left/right, rotate it, or exert pressure to move up or down, and you’ll move in those directions in VR. It’s not for everyone, but those with mobility issues may find offloading some of the hand controller tasks to be useful in some situations.