Last month VRFocus reported on the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign from the creators of I AM Cardboard, a smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) that iterates on Google’s own Cardboard HMD concept. The campaign is for the XG VR, a new, studier HMD for use with recent iPhones and most Android devices. While that campaign remains ongoing, the company’s first project is now available to purchase from Amazon, making it one of the first VR HMDs available from the online retailing giant.
The kit is available from both UK and US editions of Amazon. There are a number of different models, some of which support Near Field Communications (NFC). One of the most interesting editions is a bigger version of the device that specifically notes support for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 and Note 3 smartphones. Both of these handsets are predecessors to the Galaxy Note 4, the latest entry in the enlarged series that works exclusively with Samsung’s own Gear VR HMD.
A non-NFC version of I Am Cardboard costs £10.91 GBP/$19.99 USD. NFC-enabled kits are available for £15.95/$24.99. The enlarged version costs £21.95/$25.99. Meanwhile, the XG VR Kickstarter has already passed its $20,000 goal, having raised some $66,818 at the time of writing. The campaign isn’t due to close until 28th February. VRFocus will continue to follow the kit’s progress going forward, reporting back with any further updates on it.