AT&T offers $10 VR headset, app

The AT&T virtual reality headset. (Image courtesy Knox Labs.)
The AT&T virtual reality headset. (Image courtesy Knox Labs.)

AT&T has partnered with Google Cardboard headset maker Knox Labs to offer a $10 white cardboard virtual reality headset, based on last year’s model.

These older-style headsets, normally $15 each, have the magnetic button on the side of the headset, not the touch-sensitive button on top like this year’s models do. The new headsets are also available from the company, at $24 each.

AT&T has already released a companion app, It Can Wait, for both iPhones and Android phones.

The app can work in full-screen mode for people without virtual reality headsets. Users can swipe on the screen or move the phone to look in different directions.

AT&T's "It Can Wait" app starts with a number of close calls, and ends with a surprising twist. Well, maybe not actually that surprising, given the goal of the app.
AT&T’s “It Can Wait” app starts with a number of close calls, and ends with a surprising twist. Well, maybe not actually that surprising, given the goal of the app.

For those with headsets, the app can switch into stereoscopic, or side-by-side view, allowing users to feel as though they are actually behind the wheel of a moving car.

The app download comes in at over 300 MB, so it’s best installed when connected to a WiFi network.

Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is a science fiction writer who covers cybersecurity, AI and extended reality as a tech journalist at her day job.
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