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2VR foldable VR glasses lets you keep whole worlds in your pocket

The recently priced HTC Vive will join the Oculus Rift this year in rolling out the red carpet to the world of virtual reality, or VR. Until then, consumers have the choice of grabbing something like Samsung’s Gear VR or go cheap and grab themselves some Cardboard. The one problem with these options is their absolute lack of portability, limiting where these types of immersive experiences can take place.

The 2VR is out to change perceptions of the VR world with a pair of fold-up glasses with small arms that can hold a smartphone with a screen size between 4.7″ and 6″.It boasts biconvex lenses for both virtual and augmented reality content and the cleverly created ear grips that make sure the 2VR don’t become loose or fall off while being worn. Each pair is going for $25 and is expected to ship June 2016. The 2VR’s Kickstarter campaign is looking for $30,000 by March 25th, 2016.

While the 2VR doesn’t provide the deepest nor most immersive experience, there’s something to be said for the truly portable experience it offers. That it does so without looking too clunky is another thing it has going for it.

While the 2VR trumps it on size, the Goblin VR headset is another fold-up VR alternative worth a look. Almost better in this category is the Figment, though, a smartphone case/portable VR headset hybrid that folds up neatly into its own case for ultimate portability. The only downside with all these portable headsets is that darn sun that will no doubt affect the quality of the 3D content!

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