ZEISS VR One Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset

ZEISS VR One Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset

ZEISS VR One Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset

B&H # ZE2125968 MFR # 2125-968
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Product Highlights

  • 3D Videos, Games, and Augmented Reality
  • Works as FPV Headset with Select Drones
  • Zeiss Optics
  • Eyeglass Compatible
  • For Select Smartphones
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ZEISS 2125-968 Overview

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Journey to new worlds with the VR One Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset from Zeiss. This headset combines with your smartphone to give you access to immersive 3D videos, games, and augmented reality. Just slip your compatible smartphone into its custom-made tray (available separately) and insert the tray into the VR One, and you're ready to go. The VR One can be worn with eyeglasses, and it has ventilation ports to prevent fogging on the Zeiss lenses.

A wide variety of apps, such as the VR One Media Launcher, are compatible with the headset. Additionally, the VR One can be used as a First-Person View (FPV) device with select drones by downloading apps, such as Cloudlight FPV or Litchi, that stream footage from your drone's built-in camera to your VR One headset, effectively putting you into the cockpit to see what your drone sees.

Take Flight with Zeiss VR One
The Zeiss VR One takes advantage of smartphone/app technology to enable First-Person View (FPV) from your drone. FPV puts you in the cockpit and lets you see exactly what your drone sees.
Compatibility
The VR One is compatible with 4.7 to 5.2" phones and requires the use of VR One smartphone trays. VR One trays are sold separately for select mobile devices.
In the Box
ZEISS VR One Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    ZEISS 2125-968 Specs

    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.9 x 5.8 x 4.7"

    ZEISS 2125-968 Reviews

    VR One Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great VR Headset I use it with my Galaxy S5. I love watching immersive 360 videos available from the Google Play store and checking out the growing number of games. Games that have been developed for VR One are very cool as many of them operate via gaze detection without need of controllers. The image quality due to the optics really make this stand out from Oculus based and Google Cardboard based headsets. No question Zeiss knows optics and characteristics of human vision. Plus I can use it with my glasses on. I've had a chance to sample many other headsets, but the build quality, fit, ergonomics and finish of this is superior. Would like to see more trays and more content. I guess we just have to be patient being early adopters. I see new stuff to watch and play every week and the content is getting better all of the time, especially the immersive videos.
    Date published: 2015-02-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs Work Overall good concept, definitely a futuristic type of product but still needs a lot of work. My biggest criticism on this product is that for me it was just way to heavy on the face (using an iPhone 6) & is not very comfortable on the lower padding under eyes (from all of the weight pushing down onto your face). Staring into these 3D lenses also makes you a little dizzy and gives you a headache after 5-10 mins of using. Most of the apps are very short and do not have a whole lot to them. For example, the Roller coaster app only has 1 roller coaster on the whole app father then having multiple coasters to choose from which I was hoping for. The Coaster app is one of the better apps though out of all of them. The zombie app is decent, but very short. You can get through the whole game in 5 mins. Graphics could use some work as well. They are decent but not as good as you would expect from a new product like this. The Movie Theatre app also does not play some of your videos in full length. I had a few videos that I tried to play and it just played the first 4 secs of the video then started over from the beginning again. I was also unable to find any movies to actually watch but I believe the Galaxy Phones have better apps when it comes to watching movies but doesn't really matter much anyway cause who would want to watch a movie with a brick strapped to your face (that's what it feels like weight wise). This is something I would wait out on until the product becomes more light weight and has more well developed apps and games.
    Date published: 2015-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome entry to VR (Detailed Review!) I've been involved in VR/AR since the early days and had pretty low expectations for this device. I was keen to see the effect of Zeiss optics however, and the Zeiss VR One doesn't disappoint. Latency is much better than expected a VRapp on the iPhone works surprisingly well, and reacts quickly to the most subtle of movements - in all directions. Latency on some apps is worsethan others, but in general is pretty good. A few may have a problem with queasiness, but most will fully enjoy it. Optics with the Zeiss name are predictably excellent, and field of view is around 100 degrees, which is on a par with the Oculus Rift. This is great - really, and the best that can be expected. There aren't many apps available, yet and apps do need to be optimized for the Zeiss VR One - you should not expect any side-by-side 3D content to work, mostly it won't, but Zeiss have made an SDK available for Unity, the most popular 3D games engine, so we should see more apps soon. It's also fairly trivial to rewrite other VR software to cater to new headset 'views', and developers will likely do this, although this hasn't become a trend - yet. There are no electronics in the headset at all, everything works off the phone. You use a Kinect style approach to control, by aiming a white dot over an icon for a few seconds simply by looking in the right direction. This works well and Zeiss also provide a free iOS/Android launcher app, which means you don't have to remove the headset to switch apps. Just remember to install all your VR/AR apps first, in the normal way, as this can't be done 'in headset'. You may also want to turn off notifications (e.g. flight mode) to avoid interruptions while playing! I find myself wanting to play with the Zeiss VR One much more than the Oculus Rift (DK2). Theresolution at 0.7k x 0.7k per eye on iPhone, (1k x 1k on S5), is not as good as the Rift DK2, and resolution is somethingI'm generally sensitive to, yet the sheer convenience and self-contained form factor make all the difference. You want to grab it and play around with it, you want to leave it lying around on display for others to play too. It looks great! It comes with a fun little AR experiment, that is great for the kids and demonstrations. There's no IPD adjustment (distance between the eyes) - it's set at an average - so those with particularly narrow or wider eyes will get less out of it, and some may even find it unusable. This is the same with all currently available consumer VR headsets, although Oculus offer a 'software' IPD adjustment (of limited use). In summary the VR One is excellent and a great entry to VR at a bargain price. Set your expectations appropriately, as we probably need at least 2k x 2k per eye for fully 'enjoyable immersive' VR. Fortunately that's only a generation away with current smartphones, and if Zeiss play nice, and/or with 3D printing options, we'll continue to see new phones supported (iPhone 7/8?) with higher resolutions, through the use of new plastic trays... giving this device longevity and ongoing upgrade potential. I've written (an even fuller) review on my personal blog, for anyone interested in more details.
    Date published: 2015-02-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, But has its flaws The Zeiss VR One is a great accessory to own if you have an iPhone 6 or a galaxy s5. Unfortunately, because of the lower resolution on both phones compare to the note 4, the picture quality degrades the truly immersive experience you should experience. Otherwise, the product is well built and performs tasks quickly. Also, if Zeiss develops some key apps, rather than demos, this product would be a must-have.
    Date published: 2015-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! I recently purchased the VR One Virtual Reality Headset for my brother. He loves it. There are so many apps for it. It really feels like you're in another dimension while wearing it. I definitely recommend !!!
    Date published: 2015-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome! Awesome virtual reality headset, excellent optics and comfortable to wear. It's compatible with Google cardboard (see the Zeiss site), so there is so much content available through Youtube's 360 video feature, as well as many great VR apps through Google Play. I really like my Zeiss VR One!
    Date published: 2016-01-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from horrible dosent work fits nice jusr bad quality.... I would not buy...the galaxy version is way better then this....do not buy save your money
    Date published: 2016-02-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent, but The headset is comfortable and optics are excellent. The Zeiss seems to work with most VR apps, but unfortunately, doesn't visually sync with NYTVR, my favorite. Unlike the Google Cardboard, the Zeiss has no selection control interface, which means that you have to move the iPhone holder out to select an interface choice on the screen.
    Date published: 2016-02-22
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    question

    Does it work with ipod touch 5th generation?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This is not compatible with the iPod Touch 5th gen.
    Answered by: Geoffrey N.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    will this headset work with my galaxy s3?
    Asked by: Terry L.
    No. At this time, the VR One is compatible with 4.7 to 5.2 phones and requires the use of VR One smartphone trays. VR One trays are available for the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.
    Answered by: Moshe S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Can I also watch a movie with these or are they only useful with 3D media?
    Asked by: Robert F.
    As an owner, you can definitely watch movies in 2D on this or in 3D. The VR ONE comes with a free ZEISS VR ONE Cinema app that lets you watch your downloaded content. It has a capability to navigate and select which movie to watch using head tracking to easily launch the movie and you can even change your view from back in the theater to full screen like you are in the front row.
    Answered by: Paul F.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    does this headset connect to computers? or does it only work with phones.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Just phones
    Answered by: ANTHONY G.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    does it work with iphone 5c?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    No. You need phone-specific trays for this headset to work. They do not make a tray for the iPhone 5c.
    Answered by: DAVID K.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    compatible note4??
    Asked by: Angel C.
    As far as I know, the Zeiss VR One is not compatible with Note 4. However, I do believe
    Answered by: Donald F.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Will it ever support the iPhone6 Plus?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The size of the Plus is too large. An updated model would be needed. There are no current plans that we are aware of.
    Answered by: Dana G.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    Does it work with Samsung Galaxy 6+?
    Asked by: Jennifer M.
    Yes but you need to by the Samsung Galaxy 6+ tray for it.
    Answered by: Adam L.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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