Virtual reality’s promise of immersive experiences continues to be realized, with 2016 shaping up to be a big year for the technology. Until now Google Cardboard, along with a slew of other low-cost options, have all whetted the appetite for VR but weren’t exactly what someone would use for a more involved experience.
The Goblin VR not only facilitates current virtual reality experiences but does so in a sleek, foldable package that can fit 4″ to 6″ smartphones. Its innards are outfitted with two large 35mm lenses and neoprene to ensure a comfortable fit, because no one like cardboard cuts on their face. In addition, an optional head strap lets users Netflix it up while kicking back for the ultimate media consumption experience.
On the go, Goblin VR folds up into a thin, journal-like shape for optimal portability. Each unit goes $58 and is expected to ship by August 2016. The Kickstarter campaign is looking for $54,000 by March 6th, 2016 to be considered a success.
While the actual campaign touts the Goblin VR as a product unlike any other, it kind of already is. The only difference is that the latter is completely made out of neoprene while the former has more plastic parts that afford it a proper googles-like shape along with portability — something that just might attract those looking to impress friends without unsightly tech.