Baofeng, the Chinese video player developer and online video provider, launched today a virtual reality (VR) headset, named Magic Glasses (not official translation). The company claims the Magic Glasses, working with an accompanying mobile app, delivers a viewing experience that is comparable with IMAX.

What’s interesting is it is found that inside the plastic headset it is an Android device by Lenovo. The gadget is produced by a company based in Hunan Province of China. The company plans to develop more VR applications for video viewing and gameplay.

The Magic Glasses is priced as low as RMB99 (about US$16). It will open for pre-order on Sept 5th and be on sale at the end of this month.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com