If you were one of the early believers in the Virtuix Omni
virtual reality treadmill, your faith will finally be rewarded when the company ships a unit to your front door starting in July. The earliest adopters who secured their treadmills back during the halcyon Kickstarter days
will be the first in line, but even if you preorder now, you’ll get yours as early as September
Virtuix has missed its initial planned ship date of March 2014, but considering what the company is trying to do with this VR
treadmill, that’s not such a bad miss. The device promises to let you run, jump, squat, and otherwise move through virtual worlds, and it’s designed to be paired with the Oculus Rift
(and a PC). If this thing works half as well as promised, it will be a milestone in the VR gaming field.
A Virtuix Omni treadmill will run you $499, which doesn’t include shipping fees but does include special shoes, a support harness, software, and a mini game that shows what the thing can do. You can also snag a pair of Omnis with three pairs of shoes with the Duel Package (it’s a pun, get it?) for $1,019.