Over the past year there has been a lot of stuff going on in the world of phone-powered virtual reality. The problem is that VR headsets are bulky and difficult to transport, unlike the smartphones they rely on. To try and solve this problem Moggles has come along with a VR headset that collapses in on itself.
The headset itself is capable of holding a phones with displays up to 5.7-inches, and everything folds into the part of the headset that would normally house your phone when in use. There’s also room for a Bluetooth controller, and once its folded up everything fits into a handy little carry-case.
It goes without saying that this is a great idea, and it’s shocking that it doesn’t already exist. As far as I know, nobody has designed a collapsible VR headset yet, even the people out there who have been tinkering with Google Cardboard. If companies want to make mobile VR a reality, it stands to reason that they should be making the headsets as portable as possible.
Moggles is currently up for pre-order on Indiegogo, and you can pledge money to the campaign to receive a headset of your own this September. $79/£51 will get you the headset by itself, and if you want the headset and the Bluetooth controller then you’ll have to hand over $129/£83.