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Smartphone-Connected VR Systems

Zeiss VR One Connect Puts PC VR Content on Mobile VR Headsets

— August 30, 2017 — Tech
VR gaming on PCs is an expensive pastime, since it requires not just the PC's and game's costs but a standalone VR headset as well; the Zeiss VR One Connect system helps to save gamers money. The system lets users route PC-based VR games to their smartphones, which they can then connect to a significantly less expensive mobile VR headset.

The Zeiss VR One Connect system is the product of a partnership between Zeiss and Steam, the online game marketplace. One Connect runs SteamVR games that play through PCs, but sends pre-rendered graphics to smartphones directly through a USB cord connected to the computer. This means that the computer does all the heavy lifting of processing while the phone merely provides a display. Since nearly every gamer is likely to have a smartphone already, the One Connect system is far more cost-efficient.
Trend Themes
1. Affordable VR Gaming - The Zeiss VR One Connect system presents an opportunity for disrupting the expensive VR gaming industry by making it more cost-efficient.
2. Mobile-connected VR - Smartphone-connected VR systems like the Zeiss VR One Connect could disrupt the VR market by making VR more accessible and easily portable on-the-go.
3. Pc-to-mobile VR - The trend of rendering PC-based VR to mobile devices like the Zeiss VR One Connect could disrupt the market by providing consumers a more convenient way of gaming and watching immersive content.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming - The Zeiss VR One Connect system presents an opportunity to disrupt the expensive gaming industry by providing more affordable options for playing VR games.
2. Mobile Devices - The trend of VR systems connecting to mobile devices like the Zeiss VR One Connect presents an opportunity for companies in the mobile device industry to create VR-compatible devices and accessories.
3. Entertainment - The trend of rendering PC-based VR to mobile devices like the Zeiss VR One Connect presents an opportunity to disrupt the entertainment industry by providing consumers a more immersive and convenient way of watching movies and TV shows.
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