Carl Zeiss VR One – A Premium Approach to Google Cardboard

The VR hype train is showing no signs of slowing down, with Oculus VR and a few others already working hard to push premium grade VR hardware down to the consumer level. If you want your VR fix right now, you can either settle for Oculus development kit hardware, or you can take a dive into the world of mobile VR.

We already have Google Cardboard and there is work being done on the Samsung Gear VR, but now we have a third option. Clearly inspired by the Google Cardboard idea, the new hardware from Carl Zeiss offers a less flimsy alternative, with a high quality housing that’s got more in common with the Oculus Rift in terms of design, but comes with a smart phone dock and high quality lenses pre-installed like that of the Gear VR.

Using your smart phone as the display makes the VR One from Carl Zeiss very easy to set up. The headset will set you back just $99 and then an additional $9.90 for a new drawer for your specific smart phone. The headset is compatible with any smart phone between 4.7″ and 5.2″ and is already available for pre-order.

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