One week ago, OnePlus offered the latest in a string of announcements about the upcoming OnePlus 2. But rather than teasing us with the latest hardware component it was revealing, the manufacturer had some bigger news, announcing plans for its launch event. In just over three weeks, on July 27, the company intends to introduce the OnePlus 2 to the world. And it’s doing so with some unique showmanship, inviting fans to tune in live to watch the unveiling in full-3D VR. Of course, you’ll need some special hardware in order to check that out for yourself, and to that end OnePlus shared plans for a Google Cardboard-compatible viewer it planned to make available, dirt cheap. Today your chance to order finally arrives, as the OnePlus Cardboard goes up for sale.
Well, maybe “sale” is the wrong word, as OnePlus is very nearly giving these things away. Officially they are free, carrying a $0 price tag, but then you’re looking at a flat-rate $5 shipping fee. Sure, that’s still pocket change, but it’s still worth being aware of.
OnePlus’s model is based off the new Google Cardboard 2.0 design, and expands on that with the introduction of a few improvements, like an oil-repellent coating, fine-tuned optics, and more durable materials.
Sure, there are plenty of cheap Cardboard viewers out there, but this still looks like a very solid, very affordable option, so if you’re interested in checking out the OnePlus 2 launch event in all its VR glory, get your order in now.