Kickstarter-funded accessory for iPhone doubles as VR viewer

Kickstarter-funded accessory for iPhone doubles as VR viewer

PanARMENIAN.Net - Virtual reality is about to get more portable thanks to a new Kickstarter-funded accessory for iPhone, Digital Spy reports.

The Figment looks like any other durable handset cover on the surface, but it's housing a secret: a pair of flip-out VR goggles.

The built-in glasses are compatible with virtual reality apps including Google Cardboard, Jaunt VR, VRSE, as well as the 360-degree videos that have started popping up on Facebook and YouTube.

Built with durable plastic and 6000 series aluminium, the Figment is made from almost 30 different components, but you wouldn't know it - the accessory isn't much thicker than your average iPhone 6S cover.

The Figment hit Kickstarter on November 17, seeking $75,000 to fund the case for a launch early next year. Backers can secure theirs by pledging $49 or more.

Manufacturer Quantum Bakery is making models for the iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus, and 6S Plus, and also has plans to branch out to Android devices in the future.

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