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

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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.

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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.

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54 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 :)
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54 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.
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54 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.
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54 months ago

So we can buy a WAY overpriced item for $129
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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?
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54 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.
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54 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
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