Zeiss unveils universal VR One Plus headset for 129 Euros
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German manufacturer Zeiss is creating a VR headset compatible with all kinds of smartphones unlike the current VR solutions from other major competitors. The secret lies in its universal charger and mount that can accept most smartphones with display sizes ranging from 4.7-inches up to 5.5-inches. The company is also claiming superior quality lenses and foam for increased comfort for wearers with eyeglasses.
The headset will be compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones as well as the Google Cardboard app. Pre-orders are already up at 129 Euros with an August launch date. Thus, Zeiss is clearly aiming for users who do not own the proprietary Samsung Gear VR.
Cheaper VR headsets exist including ones made from cardboard, but these are less comfortable and may not come with head straps. The Google Daydream initiative is attempting to create a platform standard for VR applications and Zeiss will be working closely with the search giant on compatibility concerns regarding the VR One Plus.
Android Authority was on set at E3 for a hands-on look at the device.