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ZEISS VR ONE Connect unites Desktop VR Gaming and mobile VR Headsets

Last year at IFA, ZEISS, the manufacturer of first class optics, introduced their ZEISS VR ONE Plus VR headset that features excellent design and high quality lenses. With this VR headset, mobile users can experience exciting VR content on their 4.7“ to 5.5“ smartphones in a convenient way.

This year the company introduces a new addition to that concept with ZEISS VR ONE Connect: users can now experience SteamVR™ games and content on their ZEISS VR ONE Plus with two ergonomic 3DoF Bluetooth® controllers. The VR experience is streamed directly to the VR headset by connecting it to a VR capable gaming PC via USB cable.

With ZEISS VR ONE Connect, users can have access to high-quality VR games at a fraction of the cost of traditional desktop enabled systems, in addition to having access to traditional mobile VR apps and 360° video content.

ZEISS VR ONE Connect will be available at the end of 2017. You can register for the ZEISS VR newsletter to be informed about the sales start and other ZEISS VR topics here: www.zeiss.com/vrconnect

Virtual reality meets drones at CES 2016

ZEISS VR ONE GX - Virtual Reality glasses

ZEISS VR ONE GX – Virtual Reality glasses

Leading global optics manufacturer ZEISS will be showcasing its VR ONE headset, along with an exciting new app that integrates it with some of today’s most popular drone models.

The drone app will allow users to experience the view from the cockpit of a drone inside of a VR ONE headset. You’ll receive the sensation of flying from the drone’s point of view via a live video stream, and when you turn your head, the camera point of view will also change on the drone. VR ONE’s drone app is currently compatible with the entire lineup of DJI drones, as well as the Parrot Bebop and Microdrone 3.0

ZEISS will be featuring the VR ONE connected to a DJI Inspire 1 drone at ShowStoppers. Two additional headsets will be running a VR game and 360 degree panoramic video.

 

ZEISS demonstrates exciting new capabilities of Virtual Reality (VR) by combining Internet of Things devices, plus innovative Android and iOS apps with the affordable, upgradeable ZEISS VR ONE smartphone headset

ZEISS VR ONE

ZEISS VR ONE

Since 1846 ZEISS has been an international leader in optics and optoelectronics. In late 2014 ZEISS announced they would apply their considerable expertise to Virtual Reality (VR). The result is the affordable ZEISS VR ONE open source headset, featuring ZEISS premium optics and ergonomic design.

Winner of the 2015 iF Design Award, the ZEISS VR ONE features a smartphone tray system that allows different smartphones to be used and lets owners upgrade their headset performance as smartphone technology advances. Plus, the ZEISS VR ONE requires no adjustments for eye spacing and can be used while wearing eyeglasses.

The ZEISS VR ONE innovative optical design produces clear, sharp picture quality from image center to edge delivering an outstanding VR experience. Smartphone-specific trays for devices from 4.7” to 5.2” guarantee optimal screen positioning when inserted into the ZEISS VR ONE to display a detailed, vibrant image with an approximate 100-degree field-of-view. The ZEISS VR ONE takes full advantage of the smartphone’s built-in accelerometer to smoothly change point-of-view within the VR environment as a wearer’s head is moved.

ZEISS VR ONE apps provide convenient content access with an intuitive graphical user interface for hands-free user control and interaction. The “ZEISS VR ONE Media Launcher” initiates app installs. then selects and launches ZEISS optimized VR apps including the “ZEISS VR ONE Cinema” app, which accesses stored user content to select and watch 2D or 3D video on a huge ZEISS virtual cinema screen. To experience Augmented Reality (AR), the “ZEISS VR ONE AR” app plus an AR “cube” is included for a fun demonstration of AR animation overlaid with the real world.

At CE Week the ZEISS VR ONE will be demonstrated along with a fast growing catalog of Android and iOS Google “Cardboard” compatible apps available from Google Play and the Apple App Store.  Plus an expanding eco-system of ZEISS VR ONE compatible “Internet of Things” devices to showcase exciting and entertaining new VR capabilities.

 

More information on ZEISS VR ONE is available at http://zeissvrone.tumblr.com/. The ZEISS VR ONE headset ($120 MSRP) and ZEISS VR ONE trays ($9.90 MSRP) are available now from ZEISS (www.vrone.us), and authorized resellers. Trays are currently available for the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6. Plus, free CAD files to 3D print trays can be downloaded from ZEISS for the Samsung Galaxy S4, Google Nexus 5 and LG G3 phones.