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Experience virtual reality from your phone for less than $20 with the VR Box

The future of entertainment is VR. Find out why for cheap.


Marisa Losciale


Posted on Jul 5, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 12:20 pm CDT

The best way to enjoy gaming or watching movies is to immerse yourself with the scene itself. This is what virtual reality can do—and the technology is now affordable.

One particularly impressive option is the virtual reality box headset. It utilizes your smartphone’s screen as the portal through which you’ll view and interact with virtual reality.


The headset has a slot that fits any regular smartphone with a display size of up to six inches. This equates to 1,000 inches of virtual screen space. You’ll peer into two 42mm resin lenses, which provide brilliant optical quality. The action is displayed in 3D, and the lenses can also be adjusted to suit each user.

Simply slot in your phone to start enjoying the action in any virtual reality app installed on your phone. There is already loads of VR content on YouTube and other platforms, with plenty more on the way.

You can currently order the virtual reality box headset for $18.99 via the Daily Dot store, saving 36 percent off the regular price. The deal includes free shipping and a charging cable. 


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*First Published: Jul 5, 2016, 4:05 pm CDT