Oct 16 AT 12:05 PM Nick Sarafolean 10 Comments

Delve into virtual reality with the $30 Archos VR Glasses

Archos VR Glasses

The virtual reality game is heating up and Archos is the latest entrant into the battle. The Archos VR Glasses are similar to both Samsung’s Gear VR headset as well as Carl Zeiss’ VR One headset. All three headsets require a smartphone to be inserted into them in order to function. Once that smartphone is inserted, you can use the Archos VR glasses to play games or watch movies in stereoscopic 3D. What separates the Archos VR Glasses from the rest? They’re only $29.99.

While Samsung’s Gear VR is $199, the Carl Zeiss VR One came back swinging with a price of only $99. Archos has them both beat, however, by selling the Archos VR Glasses for $30. They may not be the prettiest things in the world, but they work. More than that, they’re compatible with over one hundred VR apps and can work with Android, iOS or Windows Phone smartphones up to 6-inches in size. The Archos VR Glasses will be available in November for $29.99.

Would you purchase the Archos VR Glasses?

Via: Android Central

Source: Archos

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  • steve

    By the sounds of it i would. Have to look into further

  • mattcoz

    This is impulse buy territory, nice.

  • SGB101

    Silence of the lambs comes to mind.

  • BlazeHN

    I love how more and more devices comes up as time passes. This means more VR apps will keep coming up (with improving quality everytime). For now I am staying with my Note 3 + (bigger sized) Cardboard + head strap band + Moga Pro Controller, since it covers all the need the current VR content have to offer. But I am staying tuned to see what keep coming on :)

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    Awesome and its nice to see some mention of windows phone as well.

  • Massimo

    VR needs more software. I have a Google Cardboard enclosure, but I don’t have any apps or games or use for it passed the novelty period. I’d be happy to buy an upgrade if there was more content to use.

    • BlazeHN

      Hmmm… have you tried searching “Dive VR” on the Play Store? I have like 100+ Apps for VR on my phone, many of those even use a Gamepad for full experience (using a strap band on the Cardboard of course).

  • HomerS66

    Archos VR Glasses and VR One are just Google Cardboards (plastic version) and Durovis Dives, nothing new, nothng improved, nothing special about them and cost even more.

    Gear VR is more expensive but is leaps and bounds better with its VR experience and has much better VR content. But i understand that not everyone will buy an Note 4 or Galaxy S6, so its there only other choice in mobile VR for now.

    • BlazeHN

      Cardboard goes from $9 to $30 depending on the lenses quality (dont get fooled thinking the $9 ones uses good quality lenses), then remember they are build from CARDBOARD so they are VERY fragile and not a permanent solution, they start to get destroyed day 1 with only your forehead sweat. Also they dont fit phones over 5.1″ as they pop out and ruins the experience. With the VR One you get a solid material build and support from phones up to from 4″ to 6″ (that IS an improvement) and guess what? It only costs $30, its in no way something you would call “more expensive” than Cardboard (asumming the good quality lenses ones).

  • Kevin G

    These are just a rebranded version of the ColorCross which is most likely just some chinese Cardboard clone. I hear they work well. Get it for $1.23 less than this Archos and without having to wait a month.

    http://www.dx.com/p/colorcross-universal-virtual-reality-3d-video-glasses-for-4-7-smartphones-black-336607#.VEH8KBnn_qA