The improved Google Cardboard, the V2, is awesome, but it is still a, well, cardboard, which is not exactly durable and aesthetically pleasing. If those two “issues” kind of bothers you somehow, then you might what to look to DSCVR VR Headset by I Am Cardboard for your Virtual Reality fix. I Am Cardboard isn’t new to VR headset. They have been at it for a while now, starting with their own improved cardboard varieties. The dscvr VR Headset here represents a huge leap for the outfit and it promised to be a roadworthy Virtual Reality headset.
So how is it “roadworthy”? It addresses the aforementioned two “issues” with upgraded materials, namely plastic and silicone, and it sports a retractable chassis that reduces its size to almost half for extreme portability. It even comes with a handy case for greater ease of carrying. Other highlights include a hexagonal shape for improved ergonomic, the lack of hard edges and sharp corners that would threaten to cut your hands and/or face, 34mm biconvex lenses, conductive button (similar to Google Cardboard V2), and instead of slots, it has a dirt-resistant silicone flap that allows it to securely hold 4-6-inch handsets. The latter should allows most case-equipped phone to be used as well. It should, unless your case happens to be as thick as a brick.
The real kicker here is, of course, the price, which is just 25 bucks. Cheap and good, but not without caveat; it is not a wearable and it was never intended to be, which means you will have to be holding the device the entire time. dscvr VR Headset is on its last leg of its Kickstarter campaign, so you may want to act fast to secure it for delivery before Christmas.