FiresVR launches Xiaomi-based, GearVR-like products

Chinese virtual reality platform company FiresVR launched its JiDome-1 this month, VR hardware product for phones that is highly similar to Samsung´s GearVR, the company said.

In addition to hardware, the company has dubbed itself “The”Xiaomi of China´s VR industry,” and has also introduced a Unity-based SDK and a complete user interaction system.

This is China´s first mobile phone VR hardware product with built-in high-performance IMU and interactive buttons. Previously the Chinese market had been flooded with similar products based on Google´s cardboard and modified versions of its open-source SDK, which were more like toys stead of formal VR products. It is also the first time that a Chinese company has attempted to provide a high-performance product comparable to GearVR.