Apple quietly removes first iPhone-compatible VR headset from online store
by Milen Yanachkov / Feb 13, 2017, 4:40 AM
Just short of two weeks after the first iPhone-compatible VR headset appeared in the Apple Store, the product has been quietly removed without any reason given.
The bombastically named View-Master Virtual Reality Starter pack was priced at $29.95 and included a Google Cardboard-like VR headset compatible with the iPhone 5 and up. The pack came with a handful of demos to showcase the tech, bundled in the form of the View-Master Destinations app.
Albeit not the first iPhone-compatible VR headset, the View-Master was the first to be officially sold on the Apple Store, likely due to the established brand. However, the product is no longer available for purchase on Apple's storefront for unknown reasons. If you follow this Apple Store link, which leads directly to the headset's product page, you'll be greeted by a "product no longer available" notification, urging you to instead browse similar products (of which there are currently none).
If you want to purchase the View-Master VR headset, you'll have to head to one of the authorized retailers selling the unit, listed in the “Buy” section on View-Master's website.
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posted on Feb 13, 2017, 5:08 AM 10
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*750p split it in two and youll get a mindblowing 750 x 667 EACH EYE.. play 6:19 video on it and you'll get an amazingly sharp 210x667 usable resolution...
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 5:29 AM 15
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People here are clearly showing how ignorant they are when it comes to VR. All smartphones are turn on their side. So an iPhone 5,5s, or SE all share the same pathetic low resolution display of 1134x640. Therefore those display are now 567x640 per eye. Talk about a turn off for VR. The Samsung S6,S7, Nexus 6P, Pixel XL for example all come with a QHD display with a resolution of 2560x1440, or a resolution of 1280x1440 per eye. Use an iPhone if you want a bad VR experience.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 2:42 PM 2
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looks oddly similar to the 1977 brand Viewmaster... wasn't that thing sold by FisherPrice? LOL!! Seems to be a good fit for these dumb iPhones. They should sell the 2 together, FOR BEING SOO OUT OF DATE!!! Bwahahaha
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 2:49 PM 2
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I have this VR unit. It's alright, but it needs a way to secure it to your face.
posted on Feb 13, 2017, 4:18 PM 0
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