Carl Zeiss has announced its entrance into the virtual reality headset market with the VR One, a virtual reality headset targeted squarely at Samsung’s Gear VR. The VR One is a headset that requires a smartphone to be anything but a paperweight. Smartphones of sizes between 4.7 and 5.2-inches can slide into the VR One via specific trays, enabling you to take advantage of the cool things that virtual reality can do.
At launch, trays for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 will be available, but Zeiss has said that trays compatible with other smartphones will be rolling out soon. Each VR One comes with a single tray and additional trays can be purchased for $10 each. The VR One itself is new to the market, and thus has little software support yet. Currently, you can use it to watch 3D movies, navigate through street view, cycle through images and use an augmented reality program. Fortunately, the VR One is open-source so that developers can build software and functionality for it.
The VR One is now up for pre-order from Carl Zeiss and the price is set at $99. Hit the source link below to pick one up for yourself and let us know if you do!