But there's another inexpensive option, one that lets you play 3D games using just a palm-sized computer and a 3D-printed face mask, no phone required.
Pockulus is a $49 portable game console that fastens to your face, much like a Cardboard viewer. At its heart is a tiny computer called the CHIP, a hacker-friendly circuit board that sells on its own for just $9. Pockulus is the creation of the Oakland-based hardware collective Next Thing Co., which had already seen success with the tiny CHIP computer and was investigating other applications for it. But the idea of repurposing the CHIP as a VR controller was actually conceived as an April Fools' Day joke.