Archos is a new leader in low-cost VR

(Image courtesy Archos.)
(Image courtesy Archos.)

Press Release: Archos VR Glasses: Jumping Into the Mobile Virtual Reality World

Available in November, starting at $29.99, Archos VR Glasses create immersive experiences for smartphone users

Denver – Archos, a pioneer in Android devices, announces the Archos VR Glasses. Immersing users in a virtual reality environment, the French company keeps on making cutting-edge technology universally available.

Consuming content in a whole new way

Loïc Poirier
Loïc Poirier

“Consuming digital content has gone through lots of revolutions lately,” says Loïc Poirier, CEO of Archos. “Virtual reality is another one that we help sharing with people by providing high quality yet attainable devices.”

The device will support all smartphones up to 6 inches and all operating systems including Android, Windows Phone and iOS.

Compatible with all virtual reality applications — more than 100 as for now — Archos ’ latest wearable product is also made to free users from reality thanks to its lightweight yet robust material.

Coupled with the smartphone, Archos VR glasses will:

  • Transform gaming and more with the upcoming Archos Bluetooth game controller
  • Turn videos into 360 degree 3D videos and allow users to be a real part of them
  • Make it possible to achieve Icarus’ dream and feel like flying thanks to drones
  • Send people to time travel to ancient Egypt, actually giving the feeling of being there

With the upcoming Archos Video Player update, users will also enjoy 3D videos in a stereoscopic mode on their mobile, creating the illusion of seating in a 3D movie theatre.

Optimum requirements for an immersive experience are a full HD 5” smartphone with quad core processors (or higher) and motion sensors such as an accelerometer and a gyroscope.

Archos VR Glasses will be available in November, starting at $29.99 from and its usual retailers. For more information about Archos ’ entire selection of smartphones, tablets and connected objects, visit us at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Archos

Archos, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specializing in Android Tablets and Smartphones, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, Archos offers its own line of Android Tablets and Smartphones, as well as a full line of OEM devices. In 2000, Archos launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, Archos launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, Archos launched its first generation of Smartphones with the Archos  Platinum series. Archos has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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