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Old 01-29-2016, 01:13 AM   #1
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Default VGD Devices UTC Mk II+ - professional wireless Track Clip Pro alternative











UTC - what is it?

UTC is an active head tracking clip, a professional alternative for popular Track Clip Pro, yet offering everything that original design does not provide...
Sturdier, more powerful and much better made... and will not break from just looking at it
And above all - wireless and with a battery that allows for several hours of fun per single charge.


For whom?

For all those who want to free themselves from the cables and enjoy perfect tracking signal throughout the entire work time.
Tested by many, loved by everyone.
If you're looking for a for professional solutions, value aesthetics and don't like compromise, you've come to the right place.



Technicall specification:

- Wireless head tracking clip based on 3 IR LED model (active tracking based on infrared diodes).
- Fully compatible with TrackIR (all versions).
- Fully compatible with OpenTrack, FaceTrackNoIR and Free Track.
- Robust design.
- Smooth flexible resin enclosure.
- Same enclosure, 4 differnt variants (3 wireless and 1 cable) - choose the one that suits you best (see details below).
- Guarantee real working time.
- Universal design suitable for your needs - smooth surface on both sides of enclosure without any mounting catches allows you to adjust it to your own needs.
- Compatible with almost every model of bigger headphones.
Don't want to use headphones? No problem. Use a head strap instead (e.g. from a head lamp), mount it to your helmet or even borrow a hairband from your wife... whichever works best for you.
- Left/right side mounting with sticky velcro, double-sided foam tape or sticky zip ties. Be default each UTC copy has a pair of sticky velcro in the box.
- 3 high quality IR LEDs 120°. High FOV (field of view) LEDs allows for way more head movements without losing tracking signal, so in most cases you'll first lose the sight of your monitor than lose tracking.
- Powered by li-po battery.
- Built-in charger allows to charge the battery from any USB port in your PC or from external DC charger (5V - e.g. from your phone) with attached micro USB/USB cable. Note that you can still play while battery is charging. Charging status is marked by 2 LEDs on enclosure (red - charging, green - fully charged).
- Built-in switch (even in cable model).
- Built-in module ensuring constant LED power supply throughout the whole battery working cycle - no nominal voltage drops. LEDs stay bright all the time, ensuring perfect tracking.
- Built-in battery protections controlling work and charge conditions.
- One year warranty.


Available models:

UTC II+ Pro
- 19h working time
- 1600 mAh battery
- 55g weight
- 225 PLN (approx. 60 USD)


UTC II+ (regular)
- 11h working time
- 1000 mAh battery
- 45g weight
- 200 PLN (approx. 53 USD)


UTC II+ Lite
- 8h working time
- 650 mAh battery
- 35g weight
- 190 PLN (approx. 51 USD)


UTC II+ cable
- 3m USB cable permanently attached (may be longer if needed)
- 20/70 g weight (without/ with cable)
- 125 PLN (approx. 33 USD)



Custom stuff like e.g. specially designed holder for your headphones model available per request - see example below.



Shipping worldwide via:
*Polish Post

- Priority registered letter
- Economical/ priority postal parcels
- EMS

*UPS

Prices, details and estimated delivery times for each shipping option available per request.



Contact via email: vgddevices@gmail.com or PM, here on forum.

Payment via PayPal or direct bank transfer.



User photos:




AKG K702 with a specially designed holder (per request of a user)




Review of a previous model - UTC Mk II by Sim UK




Review by Particular Pixels - comparison between direct face tracking and with the usage of tracking clips

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Old 01-29-2016, 01:38 AM   #2
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Looks like trackhat plus... $40 seems good... I'd be curious what shipping to the US is as a comparison.

I think the Trackhat clip plus was $80 when all was said and done...

My only complaint is the circuit board was hot glued to the battery and came undone... I had to open it up and gorilla glue it so I could plug in the usb cable again... for $80 I expexcted a lot better, but it otherwise works fine.
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:38 AM   #3
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nice work ! gl with it!
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:23 AM   #4
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Looks great to me, what would the P&P to Sweden be?
The wireless device is my personal favourite, enough cables as is already
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:09 PM   #5
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I saw trackhat products... few months after I finished my clip. So despite similar shape - these are 2 different products... plus my cost half the price and works 2x time longer.

UTC is made by hand but but with care of details, so it won't break after few uses. Don't throw him everyday and it will works for many years.


Shipping to US and Sweden are similar. About $15 via standard package, or...
$5 if sent by registered letter, good enough? If package correctly and put in bubble envelope, there's now way it could be broken. I sent this way many electronic stuff over my country and never came broken.
Both are sent via Polish Post.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:12 PM   #6
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Looks something I'd be happy to velcro on the side of my headphones... the less cables the better.

When do you start taking orders?
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:50 PM   #7
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I've already stared
I've got one spare clip ready to shipping, more will come... if there will be interest.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:30 AM   #8
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It looks great and sturdy enough. Good job!
My own DIY emitter and the floor are old buddies and it's 6 years old now. But I want to get rid of that cable. Bad. ^^

It's a very good thing you have several weight/battery life options.
I also like the fact you didn't put any bulky "universal" fixation system. There are so many different headsets around I'd prefer modifying your emitter to my liking.

I'd be interested in the lighter version (650 mAh/25 g). "You've got a mail"
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:50 AM   #9
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Looks great! I'm seriously considering it.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:14 PM   #10
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Great to hear that you like it.

@Bourrinopathe - actually it was the whole idea - do not mount any fancy system to fix UTC to headphones.
If it has to be universal, let anyone install it as he wants.
As you said, there're already so many headset models on market, that can't be done so easilly with one "universal" fix system, eg. Track Clip Pro.
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