With immersive technology becoming so cheap and easy that you can literally do it with Cardboard these days, it’s no surprise that accessory designers of all kinds are looking to get in on the VR action. Since virtual reality is almost certainly going to be the gaming platform of the future, and since mobile gaming has been aggressively on the rise as of late, it kind of makes sense that anyone looking to stay on the cutting edge of entertainment would be looking for ways to fuse these elements. Speck Pocket is an interesting endeavor in this regard: a protective cell phone case that doubles as a VR headset.
The product was unveiled at CES today, evoking a spectrum of reactions ranging from “hey, that’s pretty cool,” to “damn, I should have thought of that.” It’s an accessory that not only protects your phone from injury in the event you are an idiot and drop it, but also it allows you to shake free the coils that limit your earthly perceptions and experience in full 3D visions beyond your imagination. Not bad for a piece of plastic and glass.
We don’t have many details yet on this on-the-go virtual reality headset/smartphone case combo. Price, compatibility, and regional availability are still big question marks. However, we’re expecting to get more details as CES progresses. Stick around and we’ll keep you posted as events warrant.
In the meantime, what are your thoughts about a case that is both protective and immersive? It seems that without the light-blocking side-flaps that headsets like Google Cardboard provide, any VR experience with a device like this will be limited, to say the least. Let us know your observations in the comments below!