SmartVR is a Google certified version of the Cardboard VR headset but instead of a foldable cardboard cutout, it’s a thin rectangle made of black nylon. Google Cardboard is a great and inexpensive entry in to the virtual reality world, but it’s big – Dodocase aims to fix this with its small, simple, and effective mobile SmartVR headset.
There are two hinged wings that hold your smartphone in place, and a protective lens cover that folds over the top, providing a lightweight and simple way to experience virtual reality, and it even fits in your pocket. It works with any smartphone, so both Android and iOS users can use their existing devices with SmartVR to experience VR.
Unfold your SMARTvr viewer and place your smartphone in the phone slot. Then, flip the immersive lens cover over the top and hold the SMARTvr to your eyes as you would a pair of sunglasses. Look through the lenses and peer around your new location in 360°.
SmartVR is currently going through an Indiegogo campaign and you can pre-order one for $32 with a delivery date set for June. The headset will then jump to $40 when officially released and SmartVR begins shipping but despite it being more expensive than Google Cardboard, it certainly is a better piece of hardware.