Earlier in the year Google unveiled a unique new concept in Cardboard VR, a sort of DIY head-mounted display (HMD) in which people could use cardboard to create their own device. The concept has proven popular and even paved the way for iteration from some companies. One such company is DODOcase, which recently started shipping a new cardboard HMD that includes compatibility with Apple’s latest range of iPhones along with other Android devices.
Simply named VR Toolkit v1.2, the new devices supports both the iPhone 6 and larger iPhone 6 Plus as well as Android smartphones. The kit also icludes a new capacitive touch button mechanism. Anyone who orders a will be receive pre-cut cardboard, bi-convex lenses and a magnet. It also includes a Velcro & NFC tag to launch the DODOcase app, which is essentially another VR software portal to help users locate VR content on both the Google Play and Apple App Stores.
“We believe that the next million virtual reality experiences will happen on smartphones — a device that’s already in your pocket,” the company reasons on its website. “And we’ve now made it possible for people everywhere to explore virtual reality in a cost effective, easy way with our new Smartphone Virtual Reality Viewer. This do-it-yourself toolkit will allow you to build your own cardboard headset in a matter of minutes so you can experience the immersive, fun and exciting world of VR.”
The kit is available to order to DODOcase’s official website and costs $24.95 USD. The company has said that it will continue to improve its app experience too. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all VR HMDs, reporting back with all the latest updates on them.