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Take your VR adventures with you. The dscvr headset is portable and sturdy enough to take on the road. So what will you dscvr today?
Take your VR adventures with you. The dscvr headset is portable and sturdy enough to take on the road. So what will you dscvr today?
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dscvr : a roadworthy Virtual Reality headset for smartphones

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With the dscvr headset, taking your virtual reality adventures with you has never been easier. The headset features an innovative, retractable chassis that makes it super-portable. A sturdy, hexagonal shape makes it road-worthy.

The dscvr headset is the next evolution in accessible virtual reality. Patent pending.

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Pressing the buttons on each side of the headset activates the spring-loaded chassis.
Pressing the buttons on each side of the headset activates the spring-loaded chassis.
The retracting feature reduces thickness of the headset by almost half, making storage and transport easier.
The retracting feature reduces thickness of the headset by almost half, making storage and transport easier.
No hard edges and sharp corners. The dscvr headset feels as good on the hands as it does to the eyes.
No hard edges and sharp corners. The dscvr headset feels as good on the hands as it does to the eyes.
The dscvr headset was designed with portability in mind. The sturdy build, retracting chassis, and carrying case make it the ideal travel companion.
The dscvr headset was designed with portability in mind. The sturdy build, retracting chassis, and carrying case make it the ideal travel companion.
Important note: Each stretch goal unlocks a new color option. These colors will be determined by backers' vote at end of campaign.
Important note: Each stretch goal unlocks a new color option. These colors will be determined by backers' vote at end of campaign.
34 mm biconvex lenses provide a clear view of the action.
34 mm biconvex lenses provide a clear view of the action.
The headset is large enough to accommodate a wide range of phone models and sizes- up to Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 Plus-sized units.
The headset is large enough to accommodate a wide range of phone models and sizes- up to Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 Plus-sized units.
The conductive button is similar to the one in Google Cardboard V2 kits, but with upgraded materials.
The conductive button is similar to the one in Google Cardboard V2 kits, but with upgraded materials.
The silicone flap has a grippy surface that prevents your phone from - gasp - ever slipping out.
The silicone flap has a grippy surface that prevents your phone from - gasp - ever slipping out.
The flap won't attract grime and dust from repeated use - and you're going to want to hold this headset a lot!
The flap won't attract grime and dust from repeated use - and you're going to want to hold this headset a lot!
To make it even more roadworthy, all units come with a durable travel case.
To make it even more roadworthy, all units come with a durable travel case.
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Early in the concept phase, we explored ways to make the headset more portable. One idea had half the chassis being removable and storable in the other half.  We also considered adding a hole to let the user control their phones.
Early in the concept phase, we explored ways to make the headset more portable. One idea had half the chassis being removable and storable in the other half. We also considered adding a hole to let the user control their phones.
We looked at different ways to secure the phone. One option was to make a slot that the phone could slide into. A decent method, but it could cause compatibility issues with some phones.  Our headset had to accommodate a wide range of phone models.
We looked at different ways to secure the phone. One option was to make a slot that the phone could slide into. A decent method, but it could cause compatibility issues with some phones. Our headset had to accommodate a wide range of phone models.
Later ideas drastically improved on earlier ones. The silicone flap was introduced, and a better input method (which was based on the conductive strip of V2 cardboard kits) was designed. Further iterations led us to the final headset design.
Later ideas drastically improved on earlier ones. The silicone flap was introduced, and a better input method (which was based on the conductive strip of V2 cardboard kits) was designed. Further iterations led us to the final headset design.
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Looking good on paper isn't enough, of course. The design had to work as a physical product. Extensive prototyping confirmed the quality of our final design. 

This is the fun part. We put the prototype through its paces, and we're now ready to move on to the manufacturing phase. With your support, we can make it happen! Patent for the dscvr headset is pending.
This is the fun part. We put the prototype through its paces, and we're now ready to move on to the manufacturing phase. With your support, we can make it happen! Patent for the dscvr headset is pending.

Our company is made up of engineers and dreamers, tech geeks and creatives. Our team has the burning desire to make virtual reality accessible to a wider range of people - not just gamers or techies.

When Google unveiled Cardboard at the Google I/O conference in 2014, we immediately started cutting bits of cardboard to make our own headsets. A few days later, production of our first headsets began. Within the week, we had our first cardboard kits up for sale. These kits would later received Google’s own badge of approval. This was the start of I AM Cardboard.

Today, we are one of the top makers of Google Cardboard kits. On top of our design and manufacturing capabilities, we have a wide network of suppliers, and shipping partners. This enables us to make cool products, and get them to people who want them.

Kickstarter Experience

After releasing our first kits, we wanted to create something even cooler. On January 5, 2015, we unveiled the XGVR headset through Kickstarter. The project was funded in three days, and eventually got over four times its original funding goal.

After the XGVR campaign, we wanted to make a more portable headset that sacrifices none of the fun. That viewer is, of course, the dscvr headset.

Risks and challenges

Our mission is to make virtual reality more accessible. This is why we devoted resources to designing and making a working prototype. Doing so was consistent with our mission. We want people to see (and get excited over) a fully-realized product.

As with our previous Kickstarter campaign, I AM Cardboard maintains a network of reliable suppliers that helps lessen the risk of taking the dscvr headset through the manufacturing process.

The mission doesn't end with just making the product - safe, reliable shipping is also a primary concern. With our experience dealing with international markets, and our strategic presence in the ports of Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, we're ready to step up to the challenge of shipping the dscvr headset to an international market.

We also need your support to overcome these challenges. With your pledge, we will be able to take the product through the manufacturing and shipping stages. Together, we can make the dscvr headset a reality!

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