Gadget of the Week – Pocket-VR with CandyShell Grip

Published on February 8, 2017

We’re all for the rise of virtual reality (VR) tech here at Geek; it’s fun, immersive, and a truly new way to experience our digital world. Unfortunately, it seems VR is often split into two camps: the inexpensive, fun, and gimmicky (like Google Cardboard) and the amazing, costly experience (see Oculus).

For users who want to split the difference between cost and quality, there’s Pocket-VR with CandyShell Grip.

Compatible with Google Cardboard and Jaunt VR apps, the Pocket-VR truly allows you to take virtual reality, 3D simulation, and augmented reality experiences on the go, thanks it its uniquely portable design.

Simply unfold the military-grade rubber case and attach it to your CandyShell-protected smartphone whenever you want to experience VR; when you’re done, the Pocket-VR folds back into a flat, self-contained parcel that can easily fit in a pocket or bag. This functionality makes it the perfect middle ground between the sometimes-flimsy Google Cardboard and bulkier VR options like Samsung Gear.

What’s more, Pocket-VR’s specs are worth salivating over: The included CandyShell phone case is durable and drop resistant, and the Pocket-VR comes equipped with integrated lens protection.

The best selling point of all? The price! The Pocket-VR, with CandyShell Grip included, is available for $69.95 through Speck’s website, or for roughly $50 on Amazon (at the time of this writing). Google Cardboard and Jaunt VR are both available as free downloads through iTunes and the Google Play store.

If you were hesitant to jump into VR, the Pocket-VR – portable, durable, and affordable, and available for iPhone or Samsung phones – is a great place to start. Let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter, where we keep the geek speak going 24/7!

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