Lots of different products are unveiled in the CES every year with their unique features. This year, CES comes with no difference. And this time we have Taclim, a pair of motion controller and VR shoes. Manufactured by the gadget-maker Cerevo, the shoes vibrate in various ways, providing haptic feedback in VR as players walk across diverse surfaces or kick their enemies in the face.
The Taclim VR boots are awkwardly heavy, with two chunky straps across the top. They come with foam soles that separate and slide to help adjust the size. They are pretty effective in evoking different textures. While playing you can actually feel the vibrations when you walk along the pathway with different surfaces, such as wood or snow.
$1,000 to $1,500
Cerevo has unveiled the VR shoes in CES to gather feedback as they are still a prototype. The company is planning to release their product in the fall, but not as a device you can use in your home. Instead, CEO Takuma Iwasa imagines the VR shoes to be something business owners could use to promote their products. Taclim will cost $1,000 to $1,500 when it hits the market. Headbutt Factory, the demo game the company is using to show off Taclim will be free on the device. The game is due to be released in PlayStation VR at the end of this month.