The Razer Hydra is a motion and orientation detection game controller.
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Developer
Sixense
Razer USA
Type
Wired input controller
Degrees of freedom
2 x 6dof
Technique
Weak magnetic field
Frequency
 62.5 Hz [1]
Precision
1 mm / 1° (announced) 
Accuracy
 
Latency
 10 ms (announced) [2]
~50 ms (measured) [3]
Range
 0.5m
Release date
June 16, 2011
Launch price
$99.99 [4]
current price
$350

See also : Software using the Razer Hydra.

Description


Features

It uses a weak magnetic field to detect the absolute position and orientation of wired controllers (6DOF) with a precision of 1 mm and 1°.

Input

Two wired 6DOF controllers with :
  • 5 digital buttons
  • analog stick/button
  • bumper button
  • analog trigger

Tutorials

How To Get The Razer Hydra Working With Unity 3D

Tips

To all broken Razer Hydra owners at the Oculus Developer Forums

Media


In the media


Relevant forum threads

Razer Hydra teardown. at MTBS3D
Sixense VR SDK at the Oculus Developer Forums
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3qznv6/just_bought_a_razer_hydra_for_prototyping_what/

References

  1. ^ http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=72304#p72304
  2. ^ Performance specs
  3. ^ updates are only fully computed at 62.5 hz. There is also 30 milliseconds of additional lag
  4. ^ Razer Hydra standalone (via RazerStore): US$99.99


External links

Official website
Razer Hydra at Wikipedia