Having launched the OnePlus Cardboard only a few days ago for free with only shipping to pay, OnePlus has now completely sold out of its Google Cardboard virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) variant.
OnePlus said of the device on its blogpost, “This is not a product; it’s an initiative. We aren’t making any money by offering OnePlus Cardboard. In fact, we are losing money with each one. There will come a day in which we will be able to travel the world and experience amazing things without ever leaving the comfort of our homes. OnePlus Cardboard exists to drive this idea forward,”
The OnePlus Cardboard made improvements on Google’s own 2.0 update by making the device 20% smaller, using thicker cardboard, adding velcro straps and coating the unit with a special film that helps to repel dirt and oils giving a more premium finish.
“If you weren’t able to get your hands on one of our Cardboards, don’t sweat it. Check out this blog post for a simple DIY version if you’re feeling crafty. Or, you can purchase one of the other headsets out there, like Google Cardboard,” OnePlus adds on its blogpost.
VRFocus will be reporting back with any further announcements from OnePlus after its first foray into VR.