An Indian tech start up Aura VR has launched a durable VR headset that is made of plastic instead of cardboard. The company says that the VR headset, dubbed as AuraVR, is designed, and manufactured in India under the make in India plan.
Virtual reality is an immersive experience, in which a device can track head movements, and show visuals in a 3D world, corresponding to the movement. The technology is often seen in use in gaming for an enhanced experience. Virtual reality headsets are yet not very common among people, but they are slowly fetching limelight now; thanks to the recent announcements by companies like Google, smartphone maker Oneplus, and Nokia that too recently unveiled its VR headset.
AuraVR headset, as per the company, has got its design inspirations from Google's Cardboard. However, considering that cardboard is subjected to wear and tear, the company chose to use plastic instead, to make the AuraVR. It dons a matt-finished chassis, in a mix of black and white colour. The company claims that its VR headset comes "durable, long lasting and as attractive as ever"!
The VR headset works with a smartphone of up to 6-inch display, on the same principle as Google Cardboard. This features an overhead elastic headband for a comfortable use. The headset has magnetic trigger to work well with compatible smartphones. The company says that the device can be used to view 3D content including designs, games, apps, 360 degree videos and more.
The AuraVR headset is available on Amazon, for a price of Rs 650.