Bring the Oculus Rift to your smart phone
The VR-BOX is a head mounted plastic pair of virtual reality 3D glasses, similar to ‘Google Cardboard’ (but durable plastic). This VR Box offer is bundled with a deluxe Playstation style controller, pictured above. The controller/gamepad allows the user to interact with his/her phone, while in the VR environment.
Material: ABS, Resin (solid, durable body)
For: Mobile phones
Type: Virtual Reality 3D Glasses
System supported: Andriod, iOS
Compatibility: Motorola, LG, HTC, Samsung, iPhone, Xiaomi, Oneplus
Net Weight: 300 g / 10.5 oz
Size: 170 x 120 x 105 mm / 6.69 x 4.72 x 4.13 inch
The headset feels reassuringly solid, with thick adjustable headstraps for improved head support, and nice soft padding to ensure comfy contact. Lenses are really good; reportedly better than Google Cardboard, affording a more immersive experience. They are adjustable, left, right, backwards and forward, to calibrate vision. Good air circulation sees to the dissipation of heat (phones heat up while processing 3D).
To use, a smart phone is inserted into a removable cradle, which is quickly sized to safely secure the phone in place. To sum up, it feels like a premium product, and would make a wonderful gift for dedicated VR hobbyists and casual users, alike.
How does the VR BOX/Phone/App Combination work?
With two lenses positioned in front of the phone screen, software generates separate images, each with a slightly different perspective for each eye, which the brain interprets as 3D. The phone’s gyroscope sensor tracks head movement, and virtual reality apps match the rendered image to the current view direction, allowing the user to look around.
Got the Phone and the VR BOX; now what?
Downloads apps from either itunes (ios) or Google Play (Android), depending on your phone’s operating system.
1 X VR-BOX Headmount 3D VR Virtual Reality Glasses
1 X Playstation style controller/Remote Control