CaptoGlove VR Peripheral Adds SteamVR Support

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

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CaptoGlove Featured ImageVR peripheral company CaptoGlove Inc. has just added SteamVR integration for its product of the same name. This integration comes in the form of a new firmware update and includes both a driver for SteamVR and enhanced features such as improved battery life (among others). While this new functionality is still in it’s beta testing phase, it has been made available to the public for free download. If you’ve never heard of CaptoGlove, it’s essentially a glove which has the ability to replace traditional user input devices with hand movements. These gloves (sold both individually and in pairs) are touted as having a wide breadth of applications ranging from virtual reality to augmented reality to uses within the healthcare industry. The practicality of using these for VR games does seem to make sense and is now a real possibility with the introduction of SteamVR support. Have a look at the tech demo below to see for yourself.

According to the official press release, CaptoGloves can now be used in place of HTC Vive controllers for all games on Steam. If these gloves have piqued your interest, have a look at some of our hands-on thoughts from E3 2017 where one of our writers was able to try out a pair. For those looking to grab a pair for themselves, take a trip to the CaptoGloves official product page for more details. If you do pick some up or already own a pair, be sure to visit the download page too for the SteamVR firmware update so that you can try out this new functionality for yourself.

SOURCE: Press Release

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