Carl Zeiss has jumped into the VR game, with the launch of its first Virtual Reality (VR) headset, dubbed as VR One. The virtual-reality headset from Carl Zeiss will be compatible with iOS and Android smartphones.
The VR One headset looks similar to Samsung's Gear VR, but at a much affordable price tag. The new sensational device is now available for pre-order at $99.99 or about Rs. 6,100.
The VR One is a virtual reality headset that allows users to slide their smartphone to use it as a virtual reality 3D screen. Basically, it's a head mounted viewfinder for experiencing virtual reality content using a smartphone.
It is compatible with devices between 4.7 and 5.2 inches using a drawer designed to house an iPhone or Android device. Unlike the Samsung Gear VR, the VR One is compatible with a range of smartphones.
The Gear VR uses same dual-lens method showing different images to each eye to trick your brain, just like the Samsung Gear VR.
Zeiss has designed the VR One to be an open platform with its own SDK for iOS and Android. So far, there are only two prototype compatible VR apps available.
Interested in buying the VR One? Here's everything you need to know about VR One virtual reality headset.
"VR ONE represents a generation of affordable VR glasses for multiple devices which excel through leading edge optical design and ZEISS precision lenses for an ultimate immersive visual experience", the company said on its on its Tumblr page.
The VR One virtual-reality headset can be used with multiple smartphone devices with display sizes between 4.7 and 5.2 inches. The specific tray is tailor-made for each smartphone, allowing precise positioning for optimal image quality.
The black-and-white body made of durable polycarbonate covers the smartphone by hiding it completely. The smartphone's camera is fully usable thanks to the dark transparent shield.
The large eyebox of VR One is suitable for the interpupillary distance (PD) of more than 90 percent of population. This means that there is no need to set the lenses to the user‘s PD before use, therefore enhancing the user-friendliness of the device.
The VR One will soon be available for $ 99 or Rs 6,100. Users can pre-order the device today.