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Kickstart this Google Cardboard headset with adjustable lenses

by Jacob Kleinman | July 31, 2016July 31, 2016 1:00 pm PST

Google is almost ready to move beyond Cardboard and launch Daydream, but the cheap virtual reality headsets are still a great way to experience virtual reality in its most basic form. Of course, there are plenty of issues with the technology, but one company is stepping in with a clever solution for one of the biggest problems facing Google Cardboard.

Nunulo VR is a simple Cardboard-style viewer with a twist. Each lens is adjustable so you can get the clearest possible image every time.

Nunulo was created by James Kim, a former optometrist who quit his job in 2013 to focus on developing a virtual reality headset. He says the first time he tried VR he experienced nausea and dizziness and set out to solve the problem. Three years later he’s finally ready to bring his solution to the market.

The special lenses included in each Nunulo headset offer three unique capabilities. Each lens features an “Imbalanced Convex Lens” design so as you rotate it you’ll look through a different part of the lens and get a different result. Rotating each lens also moves it forward or backward for the best possible image. Finally, you can shift the lenses to the left and right, which should help eliminate any double vision issues.

The lens design also features a special multi-coating that should cut down on reflectiveness. The company plans to offer other interchangeable lenses in the future, include one version that cuts down on fogging during prolonged use. The headset will work with any iOS or Android device between 4 inches and 6 inches, which covers most of the smartphone market.

You can pre-order Nunulo VR for as little as $34 and it should ship by November, though delays are always possible when you buy a product on Kickstarter. You can also grab three for $99, a set of 30 for $999, or 100 all at once for $2,999.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...