2VR Is A Pair Of VR Glasses You Can Bring Anywhere
A New York-based VR startup is making waves at Kickstarter with their pair of pocketable VR glasses that take the power of any smartphone to create a VR experience.
2VR, a pair of VR glasses created by VR startup Stimuli, is marketed towards people on the go who wants to take their smartphone VR experience anywhere, anytime. 2VR supports a wide range of smartphone sizes, from 4.7-inch to 6-inch screens for both iPhone and Android. Roy Peer, Stimuli’s Founder and CEO, leads the creation of this Kickstarter project.
One of the main advantages of 2VR among other similar VR headsets is the hands-free experience. By creating a hands-free usage of 2VR, users are treated to a comfortable VR experience, forgetting that it’s there. According to Peer, 2VR aims to provide an immersive VR experience without hampering the usability or comfort.
Another key selling point of 2VR is mobility – it’s evident in the form factor, which consist only of a framed pair of lenses with a phone holder in front of it. It can fit in any pocket, and you can go from zero to immersive VR in no time. Peer says that as people naturally leave their high-end VR headsets at home, such as the Rift or Vive, on-the-go VR can be satisfied by means of a mobile VR headset.
As mobile VR is dependent on apps, 2VR lets the user to choose whatever VR app he might want to use. Many VR apps are available for both iPhone and Android platforms, including The New York Times VR, VR ONE Cinema, Discovery VR, and even the Google Cardboard VR app.
2VR’s Kickstarter campaign already started on Monday, and is estimated to yield $30,000 of crowdfunding to continue the development of the VR glasses. Early backer prices for the headset can be availed, including a limited-stock $20 pair of 2VR. It will retail for $25 sometime in June this year.