Zeiss VR One

Mobile Headset

Product Summary

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.

Zeiss VR One Specs

General Specifications

Display Virtual Reality Specification Display
Smartphone Display
Resolution Virtual Reality Specification Resolution
Smartphone Resolution
Refresh Rate Virtual Reality Specification Refresh Rate
Smartphone Refresh Rate
Platform Virtual Reality Specification Platform
Android, iOS
Field of View Virtual Reality Specification Field of View
100 °
Lens Type Virtual Reality Specification Lens Type
Optical Zeiss Precision Lenses
Focal Length Virtual Reality Specification Focal Length
53-77mm
IPD Virtual Reality Specification IPD
Lens Diameter Virtual Reality Specification Lens Diameter
Controller Virtual Reality Specification Controller
None
Sensors Virtual Reality Specification Sensors
Smartphone Sensors
Tracking Area Virtual Reality Specification Tracking Area
None
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
MicroUSB
Built In Mic Virtual Reality Specification Built In Mic
None
Built In Audio Virtual Reality Specification Built In Audio
None
Glasses Compatible Virtual Reality Specification Glasses Compatible
Weight Virtual Reality Specification Weight
499g
Material Virtual Reality Specification Material
Plastic, Foam
Colour Virtual Reality Specification Colour
White

Minimum Requirements

Graphics Card Virtual Reality Specification Graphics Card
Not Applicable
CPU Virtual Reality Specification CPU
Not Applicable
Memory Virtual Reality Specification Memory
Not Applicable
Video Output Virtual Reality Specification Video Output
Not Applicable
Connections Virtual Reality Specification Connections
Not Applicable
OS Virtual Reality Specification OS
iOS & Android
Phone Compatibility Virtual Reality Specification Phone Compatibility
Smartphone With Gyroscope
Min. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Min. Screen Size
4.7”
Max. Screen Size Virtual Reality Specification Max. Screen Size
5.2”

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Zeiss VR One Reviews

2.8

Global Rating2 reviews

The global rating is the average calculated from all available reviews.

Trustedreviews Rating

VR headset offering superb build quality. However, it's let down by sub-par apps and missing features.

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Tom's guide Rating

The Zeiss One VR delivers AR and VR experiences for Android and iOS using high-precision lenses, but the controls and overall performance aren't up to par.

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