Zeiss VR One
The Zeiss VR One is a portable lightweight virtual reality headset, developed with Zeiss precision lenses you are able to pick and choose any smartphone with a display size between 4.7 and 5.2 inches. Regular eyeglasses can also be worn like normal while using this headset.
The VR One is a similar built to the Samsung Gear VR, although the german company Zeiss focuses even more on flexibility and comfort and they have a long history of creating optical lenses. This may be the portable VR goggles for you if you’re wearing glasses and still want to want to watch your favourite TV series in a virtual cinema whilst on the go.
Made of solid plastic, comfortable foam and durable adjustable straps, this is good consumer-grade gear that feels more precise than the lower-end Cardboard viewers. The VR One cleverly makes use of a slide-out tray for ideal positioning of your smartphone. Different trays for specific phones are 3D printed and the community has helped getting the CAD designs together with Zeiss promoting these and helping users with advice on where and how to get them made.
This VR headset can be used with both iPhone and Android smartphones, and includes one tray of choice for your specific smartphone. Zeiss comes with its own launcher app that will suggest a mix of Zeiss and third-party apps for you to try, including a virtual cinema theater for watching videos stored on your phone and even an augmented reality experience with animated characters making use of the iPhone camera.
The augmented reality angle is another clever use that has some interesting cases like the iPhone app CloudLight FPV that takes advantage of this ability so you can watch your drone fly in the air in First Person View. The Zeiss VR One is also fully compatible with all Google VR Cardboard content.