Visus headsets marry PCs and smartphones

(Image courtesy Visus VR.)

(Image courtesy Visus VR.)

One of the downsides of PC peripheral headsets like the Oculus Rift is that they require high resolution screens and motion sensors, which are expensive.

Case-based virtual reality displays that are simply holders for smartphones solve trade that problem for a different one — cell phones don’t have enough power to run good virtual reality simulations.

The new headset from Virsus VR, already available for pre-order for $99, aims to be the best of both worlds by using your existing smartphone for its screen and motion sensors, and your PC to run the simulation.

Shipping starts this December.

Watch the video below for more information.

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