Hands-on with the OnePlus Cardboard virtual reality headset

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    China-based smartphone maker OnePlus revealed it would be launching its second flagship phone, the OnePlus 2. Except it’s not going to be a normal event streamed across the Internet — it will be broadcast in virtual reality (VR).

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    However, rather than requiring you to purchase an expensive headset like the Oculus Rift, OnePlus engineered its own custom “cardboard” VR headsets, similar to Google Cardboard, and orders opened last week. The OnePlus Cardboard requires a minor bit of assembly.