OnePlus is giving its Loop VR headset free ahead of OnePlus 3 launch, Available for for Re 1 India as an Amazon exclusive, to launch on June 3
Ahead of the launch of the OnePlus 3, the Chinese smartphone maker has announced that it’s giving away 30,000 VR headsets for free. All you have to do is claim your device and pay for shipping.
OnePlus founder, Carl Pei took to the OnePlus forums to announce the availability of the OnePlus Loop VR headset and a “VR shopping experience” for the OnePlus 3. Pei said that the Loop VR headset should make for “a more robust, immersive and comfortable experience.”
OnePlus intends to make the OnePlus 3 even more special with a custom-built VR headset. The headset, called the OnePlus Loop VR Headset, will be built in partnership with the folks at AntVR. As a promotional campaign, OnePlus is giving first 30,000 units of the Loop VR headset for free to anyone who cares to ask, shipping included!
OnePlus had given a similar offer when it launched OnePlus 2. During that launch, OnePlus had shipped 30000 units of Google Cardboard for free. Pei says, “Doing the world’s first product launch in VR was cool in 2015. In 2016, the OnePlus 3 launch will be the world’s first global shopping experience in VR. Visitors to The Loop will be able to order the OnePlus 3 before anyone else, in VR.”
The giveaway signals that OnePlus commitment to Virtual Reality. Pei noted that the next event is inspired by a fan video and will feature its virtual headquarters in space, known as The Loop. In addition, viewers will be able to buy the phone in a VR experience.
You can get yours by ordering it from this page on OnePlus’ site though it is showing out of stock as of now. If you’re in India, you can register for the Rs. 1 sale of the headset, which will take place on June 3 and June 7 at noon through Amazon India’s mobile app.