The Paralo PLAY aims to be an Android virtual reality headset for everyone
Paralo has started a Kickstarter project for its PLAY VR headset, aiming to be the virtual reality device for everyone. The device is $ 1500 out of $ 38,000 needed for funding, and has 28 days left to go.
PLAY aims to offer an easy user experience with a unique silicone unibody design. The VR headset works with most Android smartphones, allowing you to simply slide your device into the holder, and begin your virtual reality experience.
Paralo says that virtual reality headsets are either too expensive or are too cheap, flimsy, and easily breakable, referencing Google’s Cardboard VR headsets. The company aims to make the PLAY a happy medium: durable and affordable.
Unfortunately, Paralo doesn’t mention how PLAY is unique aside from the durability and affordability aspects. A big problem with virtual reality headsets is the low-quality software behind them, as we’ve seen with the Zeiss VR One and others. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive might be expensive, but they certainly don’t skimp on offering high-end software.
While affordability is necessary to get VR into consumers’ hands, it’s not always the best course of action. As the old maxim goes, “you get what you pay for.”
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