The mobile virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) category has become a crowed place over the last couple of years. Aside from Samsungs dedicated headset Gear VR, the swath of generic devices which will fit a smartphone is staggering. Probably one of the best known is Merge VR which launched in the Autumn of 2015. The HMD has been available to purchase online and through retailers such as GAME. The company continues its retail expansion announcing today that Target stores in the US will now start stocking the device.
The VR HMD retails for $79 USD and not only will it be available at Target stores it can also be found at Target.com. The headset aims to be a comfortable so possible by employing an all round soft foam body rather than plastic, cardboard or similar solid materials.
“We are thrilled about this opportunity,” said Merge VR Co-founder Andrew Trickett. “Target offers convenient locations and something for everyone. We look forward to Merge Goggles being available at select stores across the nation, and we’re excited for more people to experience virtual reality using the smartphones they already own.”
The Merge VR HMD is compatible with a wide variety of Android and iOS smartphones. Features include adjustable lenses, duel input buttons, audio ports and a removable panel to access a smartphones camera.
As well as Target and GAME, Merge VR can also be found at Gamestop, and online at Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, bhphotovideo.com and newegg.com.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Merge VR, reporting back with any further announcements.