Kaiser Baas’ plastic Cardboard VR headset now on sale
Virtual reality can be expensive. If you want an Oculus Rift or a HTC Vive, you're dropping at least AUD$1,000 on the headset, and potentially just as much (if not more) on a PC to power it. Fortunately, if you just want a taste of the virtual world, you don't need to spend anywhere near as much.
Kaiser Baas is the latest manufacturer to release a Google Cardboard style headset. Priced at AUD$49.95, the VR-X is simply a plastic shell with lenses that can hold phones as large as 6-inches in size. The headset is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones, and will work with apps designed for Google Cardboard, such as SBS On Demand VR and Star Wars VR.
The VR-X can hold phones ranging from 124mm-by-59mm to 158mm-by-78mm in size. The headset itself weighs 340g, and offers a 100-degree field of view.
Kaiser Baas' VR-X headset is available now from both JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks.