Nintendo has recently unveiled an $80 Labo kit, its first VR product since its 1995 Virtual Boy. Despite the Virtual Boy claiming to be at the forefront of technology, many perceived it as being ultimately disastrous.
The Nintendo Labo VR Kit lets gamers construct their own cardboard headsets. The Switch device then slips in, functioning much like the Google Cardboard, which came out back in 2014. The Labo VR Kit allows users to create a range of peripherals for their device. Once you’re done with that particular experience (or your arms get tired), the cardboard parts can be easily folded up and put away.
As you can see, the kit doesn’t fix to the users head like other high-end products do — the pioneering Oculus Rift for example — so don’t expect to be able to play AAA titles. The DIY device is designed, instead, to play experiences from the Toy-Con projects found with the Labo: the Toy-Con Blaster, Toy-Con Camera, Toy-Con Bird, Toy-Con Wind Pedal, Toy-Con Elephant, as well as the Toy-Con VR Goggles themselves.
The kit is scheduled to go on sale on April 12. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.