Tundra Labs, the corporate creating the Tundra Tracker SteamVR Monitoring accent, has revealed pricing for the machine beginning at $95. Beforehand deliberate for earlier within the yr, a Kickstarter marketing campaign for the tracker is ready to launch on March 29th with the primary deliveries anticipated in July.
Tundra Tracker is an upcoming SteamVR Monitoring tracker designed as a substitute for HTC’s Vive Tracker; we beforehand revealed many particulars of the tracker right here.
In comparison with the brand new Vive Tracker three.zero revealed this week, Tundra Labs says the Tundra Tracker continues to be the smaller of the 2, although it isn’t clear but how the improved battery lifetime of the Vive Tracker three.zero will examine to the Tundra Tracker (Tundra Labs beforehand stated its tracker would have higher battery life than the Vive Tracker 2.zero).
This week has introduced the primary have a look at the official pricing for the Tundra Tracker. Pricing is barely complicated as a result of the corporate is definitely promoting three totally different dongles, all of which join through one USB connection, however are able to connecting a distinct variety of gadgets. We’ve labeled them A, B, and C for readability:Tracker Dongle Value 1x – $95 1x Dongle A (as much as three gadgets) $130 3x Dongle A (as much as three gadgets) $300 5x Dongle B (as much as 5 gadgets) $460 7x Dongle C (as much as 7 gadgets) $630 – Dongle A (as much as three gadgets) $43 – Dongle B (as much as 5 gadgets) $60 – Dongle C (as much as 7 gadgets) $80
Tundra Labs is positioning its multi-device dongles as a singular benefit over the Vive Tracker dongles.
Vive Trackers want one dongle per tracker, so if you wish to use 5x Vive Trackers for physique monitoring, you’d want join 5x Vive Tracker dongles to your pc (every on their very own USB port, or with a third-party USB hub).
The entire Tundra Tracker dongles, however, use a single USB port however can join a number of gadgets. Tundra Labs says its dongles are additionally able to connecting Vive Trackers, controllers, and different peripherals which use SteamVR Monitoring (together with the power to combine and match), and its dongles are designed to suit contained in the ‘frunk’ USB accent port on the Valve Index. (Vive Tracker dongles may also join any SteamVR Monitoring peripherals, however just one machine per dongle.)Tundra Tracker prototype subsequent to Vive Tracker 2.zero | Picture courtesy Tundra Labs
Tundra Labs informed us on the outset that it was aiming for “barely cheaper” pricing than the Vive Tracker 2.zero; right here’s how pricing compares between Tundra Tracker, Vive Tracker 2.zero, and the brand new Vive Tracker three.zero:Tracker Depend Tundra Tracker Vive Tracker 2.zero Vive Tracker three.zero 1x $130 (Dongle A) $100 $130 3x $300 (Dongle A) $300 $390 5x $460 (Dongle B) $500 $650 7x $630 (Dongle C) $700 $910
Tundra Labs stated this week that it’s nonetheless on observe for a March 29th Kickstarter. Assuming the marketing campaign succeeds, preliminary delivers are anticipated to start in July.
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