Frequently Asked Questions

When do you plan to launch a consumer version?

Vortx is currently being sold as a developer kit in limited quantities. This means as a developer, you will receive one of the first limited edition developer kits. Vortx will be begin shipping to consumers in early 2017.

How much power does the unit use and what kind of power requirements?

Vortx consumes up to 150 watts of power during normal usage (800 watts during maximum intensity usage). Vortx requires 120 VAC.

How far does the device have to be and where do I place the device?

The Vortx’s ideal position is up to 6 feet from the user, and designed for a seated experience.

What is available for software integration?

Whirlwind VR supports most widely-used game engines and all standard movie formats.

How does the user interact with the device? How is the device setup and integrated with my computer?

Place Vortx in front of the user, and plug in the USB and power cord. Browse WhirlwindVR's online content library and select the game or cinematic content to play.

What is the durability of the device?

Servicing is not required.

What kind of safety features does this device have?

Standard safety features based on the personal space heating and cooling industry are built into the device. 

Is there any plan to go wireless or support mobile head mounted displays?

We have Bluetooth expandability for mobile headset support. Vortx will require power to function.