iPhone-Compatible ZEISS VR ONE Plus Headset Launches for $129

by

ZEISS has announced that its iPhone-compatible VR ONE Plus virtual reality headset is now available at Best Buy stores across the United States for $129. The headset has a universal smartphone tray that fits most smartphones with a screen size between 4.7 and 5.5 inches, including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

zeiss-vr-one-plus-fold
iPhone users can use the VR ONE Plus with thousands of virtual reality apps on the App Store, including Google Cardboard apps, in addition to 360 degree YouTube videos and Google Street View. The headset has an immersive field of view of approximately 100° and can be used while wearing eyeglasses.

ZEISS is also accepting VR ONE Plus orders through its website in the U.S. and Europe.

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
52 months ago
Beware! Many cheap headsets have a narrow FOV.

But ViewMaster's headset is under $20 and quite nice. A little bulky, but it's a winner in the "casual no-strap" category. I have no problem with the res on my 6+: it's not high-end VR, but it's very cool! (TONS of dud apps out though—you have try and reject many that SAY they work with Cardboard but are not calibrated right—or are needlessly slow, which = nausea.)

And it allows some AR with the iPhone camera. (Potentially, anyway. Haven't seen much done with that.

I don't know about wearing these things. My mother always told me not to sit too close to the TV so having this literally an inch from my eyes seems weird.

Modern VR headsets put your focal distance at infinity using lenses—you're nor focussed inches away. Infinity is the natural resting point of your eyes when closed. Don't let your mom fret :)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
52 months ago

Holiday gift guide: Can only choose one, vr headset or a drone?

Drone. At least that can capture cool video and/or pics. This VR/AR stuff is nonsense and a fad.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
52 months ago
Awesome! Now I need a white shirt, a completely empty room, and then simply switch genders and go on a diet so that I can live the life depicted here.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
52 months ago

So we can buy a WAY overpriced item for $129
OR
buy THESE ('https://www.amazon.com/VR-015-Version-Virtual-Reality-Smartphones/dp/B0186T14MY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1471886184&sr=1-1&keywords=VR+Glass+VR-015') by on amazon, which are basically the same thing (and work great as I have some), for $12

A big part of the VR experience is the quality of the lens and how well it generates the optics to create the correct focal length. I am guessing the cheap ones use fernel and/or crappy plastic lenses and zeiss uses Hugh quality/good optics glass lenses?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
52 months ago
I don't know about wearing these things. My mother always told me not to sit too close to the TV so having this literally an inch from my eyes seems weird. Not to mention it also seems like it would be heavy. And then there is the whole dorkiness of walking around with this on you head thing. Google had the right idea with their glasses, just poorly implemented.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
52 months ago

The VR thing seems kind if interesting at first, but the more I consider it, and the thought of actually buying one I find that I'm not nearly as interested in them at all. I bet if I were 15 years younger I'd be more into this style of gaming and experience. But hey, if people like it, then that is what counts. Plus at $129, that's not a bad price to get started for.

Just give me the holodeck. That's the VR future I think we all want.

I imagine Seven of Nine would be a pretty popular DLC. :D
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Apple Announces New 27-Inch iMac With 10th-Gen Processors, Up to 128GB RAM, 1080p Webcam, True Tone, and More

Tuesday August 4, 2020 8:07 am PDT by
Apple today announced a new 27-inch iMac with faster 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, next-generation AMD graphics, up to 128GB of RAM, a higher-resolution 1080p front-facing FaceTime camera, a True Tone display with a nano-texture glass option, a T2 chip, higher fidelity speakers, studio-quality microphones, and more. A breakdown of the new 27-inch iMac's features and specs:10th...

Apple May Launch This Year's 'iPhone 12' Lineup in Two Stages, With 6.1-inch Models Debuting First

Monday August 3, 2020 3:14 am PDT by
Apple last week confirmed that its "‌iPhone‌ 12" launch will be delayed this year due to the ongoing global health crisis and restrictions on travel. Apple last year started selling iPhones in late September, but this year, Apple projects supply will be "available a few weeks later," suggesting a release sometime in October. We're expecting a total of four OLED iPhones in 5.4, 6.1, and...

Apple-Acquired Dark Sky Officially Shuts Down Android App

Saturday August 1, 2020 3:43 pm PDT by
Apple in March purchased weather app Dark Sky, and at that time, Dark Sky's developers said that the app's Android version would be discontinued on July 1, 2020. However, instead of shuttering the app on that date, the app's developers announced that the discontinuation would be delayed for another month. Now that it's August, Android users are no longer able to access the app, and...

Everything New in iOS 14 Beta 4: Apple TV Widget, Search Improvements, Exposure Notification API and More

Tuesday August 4, 2020 11:14 am PDT by
Apple today released the fourth developer betas of iOS and iPadOS 14 for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features and design changes included in the update. Changes get smaller and less notable as the beta testing period goes on, but there are still some noteworthy new features in the fourth beta, which we've highlighted below. - Apple TV widget - There's a new Apple TV...

Apple Explains Why You Might See 'Not Charging' When a Mac is Plugged In

Monday August 3, 2020 1:42 pm PDT by
If you have a Mac and have seen a "Not Charging" warning when plugging it in to power, Apple last week released a support document that explains why. Macs running macOS 10.15.5 or later have a Battery Health Management feature to preserve the life of the battery, and occasionally, the Battery Health Management option will cause the Mac to pause its charging for calibration purposes.Depending ...

Unreleased iPod Touch with Mac Pro Glossy Black Finish Shared Online

Sunday August 2, 2020 11:32 am PDT by
Twitter user @DongleBookPro has today posted images of what seems to be a first-generation iPod Touch prototype with a 2013 Mac Pro-style glossy black finish. The Twitter user claims that the iPod Touch prototype pictured has "the same coating as the 2013 Mac Pro." Had the finish been selected for the final product, it also would have been similar to the metallic glossy black finish that...

Phil Schiller Moving on to Become 'Apple Fellow,' Greg Joswiak Taking Over as Marketing SVP

Tuesday August 4, 2020 10:07 am PDT by
Apple's Phil Schiller is moving on to become an "Apple Fellow," Apple announced today, while Greg Joswiak will take over as Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events, but will no longer be in charge of marketing. Apple CEO Tim Cook said he is "thrilled" that Joswiak will be leading the marketing team, and that his...

Microsoft to Stop Supporting Office 2016 for Mac in October

Monday August 3, 2020 12:21 pm PDT by
Microsoft's Office 2016 for Mac is set to reach its end of support date on October 13, 2020, and after that date, connecting to Office 365 services using the Office 2016 for Mac software will no longer be supported. Microsoft shared the detail in a support document from July highlighting which versions of Office will be supported for connecting to Office 365 services in the future.Connecting ...

8 Third-Party Home Screen Widgets That You Can Try Out Now on iOS 14

Wednesday August 5, 2020 12:56 pm PDT by
One of the biggest new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. The widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. When the iOS 14 beta was first released in June, widgets were limited to Apple's own apps like Calendar and Weather, but several third-party developers have begun to test ...

Apple Shares Requirements for Default Third-Party Browser and Email Apps With Developers

Monday August 3, 2020 4:28 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 14 plans to allow users to set a third-party app as the default email or browser app on an iPhone or iPad, replacing the current Apple-made default apps Safari and Mail. Apple hasn't provided many details on the new feature to users, but as noted by MacStories' Federico Vittici, Apple has shared documentation with developers who want their apps to have the option to be set as a...