Carphone Warehouse' Goji Universal VR headset: All you need to know

Carphone Warehouse today announced the Goji Universal VR Headset, their home-grown virtual reality system and will put it up on sale Saturday.

The Goji Universal VR Headset costs just £39.99 and is compatible with most phones including iPhone 6 and later.

Even though the VR headset isn't competing with the likes of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or PlayStation VR, it will still give Google Cardboard systems a healthy competition in terms of cost and ease of usage. Goji Universal headset comes with support for 360-degree videos and 3D games and includes soft cushions and a lightweight design to make itself easy to use.

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You will be able to charge the headset while using it and it fits in earphones seamlessly as well, letting you enjoy immersive VR content for many hours at a time. It also features magnetic controls through which you will be able to pause and play videos whenever you please.

“Everyone should have the opportunity to try the latest VR technology, so we’re bringing a universal headset to our stores for our customers to experience. At just half the price of some other headsets currently available and compatible with a range of handsets, we’d encourage everyone to pop into their local store where our staff will be on hand to assist  those  looking to test out this latest mobile accessory,” said Dean Kramer, Accessories Director at Carphone Warehouse.

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The VR headset is compatible with a number of phones including iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and to be compatible, your phone needs to be at most 165mm tall, 84mm wide and 10.5mm thick, qualifying most phablets for the purpose. Given that the headset works with iPhones, it will not need a phone to feature a Super AMOLED display to offer immersive experiences.

A large number of companies are now launching their own VR headsets to compete in a market with growing appetite for immersive 3D content and games that look and feel more real than ever. With cheaper and more capable headsets expected to flood the market in the near future, it will be interesting to see if the Goji VR headset and Google Cardboard will be able to hold their own in the upcoming battle.

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