VR Bangers

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Virtual Reality Bangers, Inc.
Private
IndustryPornography
Founded1 February 2015; 3 years ago (2015-02-01)
Founders
  • Daniel Abramovich, CEO
  • Boris Smirnoff, CTO
Headquarters
Los Angeles, California.
,
United States[1]
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsVirtual reality pornographic films
Number of employees
4 (2016)[1]
Websitewww.vrbangers.com

Virtual Reality Bangers, Inc., (also known as VR Bangers) is a Los Angeles-based company that produces and distributes virtual reality adult entertainment.

History[edit]

VR Bangers was founded in 2015 with the aim of exploiting VR technology for rendering pornographic content.[1] The company creates and distributes virtual reality adult contents via a network of Internet websites. The company's flagship website VRBangers.com was launched in January 21, 2016.[2]

By early 2016, the site had a total of 15 videos available for viewing.[1]

In 2016, VR Bangers teamed up with British VR firm AuraVisor to offer pay-per-view porn on a VR headset at several hotels in Las Vegas.[3][4][5]

Later that year, the company released the first-ever VR Parody film titled “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Cock - An XXX Parody”.[6]

In early 2017, the company launched a program aimed to bring VR headsets to fertility clinics with an initial launch at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles.[7][8]

In May 2017, the company launched a controversial advertising campaign that encouraged men to "cheat on their wives" by wearing a VR headset during sexual intercourse.[9][10]

Later that year, the company launched its VR tube site LaidHub.com.[11]

Leadership[edit]

As of 2018, the company is led by CEO Daniel Abramovich.[1][10] Boris Smirnoff is the current CTO.[12]

Business model[edit]

The company focuses on point-of-view live-action pornography as opposed to straight or motion-capture driven animation.[1] The company's foundation was driven in part by a perceived growing boredom of viewers with conventional video pornography.[1]

As of early 2016, the company remained a self-funded venture without significant investors.[1]

Technological Advancements[edit]

The company's platform supports streaming at Ultra HD 4K resolution with binaural sound delivery, with backward compatibility for lower technology playback.[1]

In May 2016, the company announced a collaboration with Amsterdam-based Kiiro, a manufacturer of teledildonics and haptic technology with the aim of syncing VR experiences and smart sex toys. The toys have sensors that feed "pressure data" from a female performer's toy to a remote viewer's responsive male masturbator, or 'sleeve,' in real time.[13]

In 2017, the company developed and released its proprietary VR access app, branded as PLAY’A.[14]

POV Head Rig[edit]

The company is credited with developing the POV Head rig,[15] a standalone virtual reality camera in the shape of a human head equipped with stereoscopic cameras in the eyes, binaural sound microphones, and multiple cameras across its surface to achieve 4K resolution that allow actors to provide a more realistic experience for customers.[16]

Awards[edit]

Year Award
2018 2018 XBiz Award for The Best Virtual Reality Sex Scene[17]
2018 2018 Cybersocket Award for the Most Innovative Company of 2018[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Takahashi, Dean (28 February 2016). "VR Bangers takes porn to virtual reality with 360-degree 4K videos". VentureBeat. San Francisco. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  2. ^ Taves, Max (21 January 2016). "Can virtual reality get you to pay for porn again?". CNET. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Las Vegas hotels testing 3D porn virtual reality devices as worldwide market opens for business". RT International. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ Yenisey, Zeynep. "Soon You Can Turn Your Hotel Room Into A Virtual Reality Sex Den". Maxim.
  5. ^ ET Staff (3 May 2016). "VR Bangers brings pornography on virtual reality headset". The India Times. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  6. ^ Staff. "'The Hobbit' XXX Parody Released By VRBangers | AVN". AVN.
  7. ^ "Diddling Donors Can Now Get Off to Virtual Reality Porn at Fertility Clinics and Sperm Banks". Maxim.
  8. ^ Matsakis, Louise (26 July 2017). "VR Porn Is Helping Men Jerk Off Into Cups at Fertility Clinics". Motherboard.
  9. ^ Hamill, Jasper (11 May 2017). "Would you wear a virtual reality helmet during SEX? Porn firm wants men to strap on headsets to spice up romps with their wives". The Sun. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  10. ^ a b Hamill, Jasper (11 May 2017). "This tech lets you sleep with your partner and cheat on them at the exact same time". New York Post. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  11. ^ Miller, Dan. "VR Bangers Selling Traffic, Tabs for LaidHub.com | AVN". AVN. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  12. ^ Staff. "Future is Now With 6K VR Standard Introduced by the VR Bangers - Press Release - Digital Journal". www.digitaljournal.com.
  13. ^ Burns, Janet. "This VR Platform Invites Users To Have Virtual Sex With Real Performers". Forbes. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  14. ^ Wright, James (19 March 2017). "PlayStation VR PORN got a whole lot better with a new PS4 Littlstar Update". Dailystar.co.uk.
  15. ^ Cole, Samantha (31 January 2017). "This Horrific Mannequin Head Camera Wants to Make VR Porn More Intimate". Motherboard.
  16. ^ Mlot, Stephanie (7 February 2017). "Is This Mannequin-Head Camera the Future of VR Porn? - Geek.com". Geek.com.
  17. ^ Staff. "VRBangers Receives XBIZ Awards Nominations". XBIZ.
  18. ^ Staff. "VR Bangers Wins Cybersocket's 'Innovative Company Of The Year' | AVN". AVN. Retrieved 7 September 2018.

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