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Zeiss VR ONE Review

A virtual reality headset should be fun and durable, portable and useful, and the Zeiss VR One is all of those. It works well with a wide range of smartphones, allows for Google Cardboard apps, and has versatility that makes it good for business or play.

The Zeiss VR One has a sturdy plastic design. The head strap keeps the VR headset comfortable and secure when playing VR games that require a lot of movement, or you can remove the strap to make it easy to pass around, such as when showing an app to friends. The phone tray holds just about any phone between 4.7 and 5.2 inches. (The LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium are notable exceptions.)

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The eye box is suited to the focal points of most people. The VR headset gives you a 100-degree view with excellent focus throughout. You can even read text anywhere on the screen with ease. There are openings for air so the headset does not fog and for earbuds so you can add sound to your visual adventure. The accuracy is good enough that you can still see clearly even if the headset is not properly seated on your head. It uses the cell phone sensors for internal tracking, allowing you to sweep the room to the best of the app’s ability – and if the app is in 3D, this virtual reality headset can support it.

Finally, the headset foam is replaceable in case you are sharing it with others or your current foam gets dirty. This feature also makes it a good choice for businesses that may use it with multiple customers.

It works for video and games. In addition, the headset glass is also suited for augmented reality. Businesses have used the Zeiss VR One for training and orientations using custom-made apps. For example, one German business uses the app in its recruiting program to help candidates visualize a typical day and common work routines.

Summary

The Zeiss VR One is a well-made and versatile portable virtual reality headset that works with a smartphone using Google Cardboard and third-party apps. It has a 100-degree field of view, accommodates sound for video (including 3D), lets you play games and supports augmented reality.

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