I placed a preorder for Kortex back in September after reading about it on Engadget.com. I'm currently a junior in college so dealing with stress is normal. On some nights, I end up working late to finish problem sets and getting to bed afterward is never easy. I have always been against taking sleep pills, so Kortex peaked my interest when I saw it. I read a few articles on IGN.com about VR being used for mental health, and to me, Kortex seemed like it went one step further by actually being a device that already worked for mental health. According to the Indiegogo campaign, the virtual reality experience would amplify the effectiveness of Kortex.
Now I will admit that I was a little bummed with the shipping delay (October was the original estimate; I received my order in December). However, the customer service was great. Whenever I emailed in asking for order updates, I would receive them with a couple days. When I finally received Kortex, I connected it to the Samsung VR and started Land's End.
I was having such a fun time playing the game that before I knew it, the 20 minutes were up and Kortex turned off. I used Kortex one more time that first day at night, except this time without using the Samsung VR headset. To my surprise, when I laid down to rest, I fell asleep within minutes! I slept about 8-9 hours that night and felt great the next morning when I woke up. I am so happy that I received Kortex when I did because it was finals season and the device helped me feel much more relaxed and focused then I would have normally been.
I would absolutely recommend Kortex to any other college student or person dealing with stress and/or sleep deprivation. It works great, and I look forward to trying other VR apps with the device.
Thank you Fisher Wallace.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend