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Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:51 pm
by Dom
Hi I just bought a new Android cell phone the Asus Zenfone 2 laser. Now I was wondering if I can use it with a HMD like google cardboard except a better headset like the gear Vr. So I am wondering what or if theres a heaset for this phone?

heres the specs for this phone: Smart phone

PopupAndroid (5.0) Asus Zen UI


6.00 x 3.04 x 0.43 inches (152.5 x 77.2 x 10.8 mm)


6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (152 g)


Physical size:

5.5 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

397 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio:
72.16 %

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)


13 megapixels

Flash:Dual LED

Aperture size:


Features:Manual focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Autofocus (Laser), Touch to focus, Geo tagging

Settings:Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control

Shooting Modes:PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes


Features:Video calling

Front-facing camera:
5 megapixels


System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939


Octa-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

Graphics processor:
Adreno 405

System memory:

3072 MB RAM

Built-in storage:
32 GB

Storage expansion:
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

3000 mAh

Music player:
Filter by:Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Features:Album art cover, Background playback

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

Built-in online services support:
YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+


850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz


LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS

Micro SIM:

Multiple SIM cards:
2 slots


GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

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Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:01 am
by Dilip
Congrats! ... l-7477.php

As per Specs Your phone do have Gyro which is minimum requirement for VR other than good processor (i hope you haven't purchased non gyro version as its also there, if you had then its trouble).
Though Snapdragon 615 has bad heating issues, hope you will not much face them since asus is better hardware compared to other SD615 devices but i like to read your personal exp.

For Phone based VR taste i would advice following apps as must.
1) To use as home ... demo&hl=en
2) What cardboard can offer.. ... .designlab

Other apps i highly recommend

VR Cosmic Roller Coaster
Tilt Brush Gallery
Proton Pulse Google Cardboard
Lamper Cardboard: First Flight
Vanguard V Google Cardboard
Tuscany Dive
Titans of SpaceĀ® Cardboard VR
Zombie Shooter VR

360 Video App i Recommend as MUST HAVE

Star Wars VR
The North Face: Climb

Since you cant use GEAR VR the best available options are as i can suggest..

Near Official Design of Version 2 by google_And has interaction capacitive touch button ... ard+google

These are sturdy plastic build but you won't get capacitive touch button to interact hence small BT joystick highly recommended. ... ard+google ... ard+google

This is good CHEAP and BASIC controller which worked for me almost good ... controller

[ Linking AMAZON considering you are in USA, if not then you can search identical items in your part of globe ;) ]

Do post what you buy ... and Did you enjoyed? :)

Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:03 am
by Dom
Thanks for the Help. I checked out the links you posted. Amazon would not ship to my address but I found a seller in my city on ebay.
look here: ... 1907705246?

This is the headset I bought, it was $37.99 and says it can do 1000 inches screen from 3 feet which is okay I guess.

I should be getting it in a week or so, I will post again and tell you what I think of it.

This is the exact phone model I bought ... l-7261.php
It says it has a gyro, I'm not sure what the heating issue will do, fry my phone.

Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:47 pm
by Dilip
No heating will not "Fry" your mobile but SD615 really gets considerably warm... Its just that after VR Play you can put it in your upper pocket
and roam around in snow it will keep you warm...

I was suggesting VR BOX Version 2, but then i read again " bought " so its fine...

Good decision to buy with BT controller..

Hv fun..& Do post once you have done tinkering...

Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:30 pm
by Dom
Hi, so I got my Vr headset now and have been trying it out with some of those apps you listed. The first one I tried was Vr rollercoaster and I was amazed by the big screen and head tracking, (theres no wires to get in the way too) so it was really cool.

I tried the Titans of space, Tuscany Dive, Zombie shooter Vr, Lamper Vr and put on Cardboard.

Now what I am missing is setting my headset with that box upc code to identify which Vr headset I am using, so I am not sure where to get that box code picture from. And since I am using the wrong sidebyside image on my phone setting its giving me black edges on the sides of these Vr goggles, so its not as immersive.
Do you know anything that I could do to fix this with the Vr headset I have VR box ver.1
I found the QR codes on the net and found one for the Vr box ver.1 I will have to test more...

It is still pretty decent for using a phone and extra goggles, I'm glad I got this and have to show my brother. I showed my brother and he thought it was cool

After about 5-10 minutes my phone was warm but not hot, it cooled down fast when I stopped the Vr gfx. I don't think its anything to worry about but I will keep an eye on it. And since my phone is curved at the back, the phone does not sit in the Vr cradle flatly, it slides around a bit so its a little harder to place properly in the cradle to then slide it into the googles.

It works though and pretty good, even the display is crisp and clear and mostly smooth around 30 or more fps.

I also wanted to see if you heard of Trinus Vr for cardboard and you pc with usb tethering for oculus games or pc games with headtracking. If you have tried this what did you think of it with a Cardboard Vr headset..

Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:59 pm
by Dilip
For QR Code TRY one attached herewith.

I did tried Trinus Vr for cardboard It worked with various degree of success for various games.

I would suggest games with Minimal or No HUD as its most distracting, also you want to keep maximum zoom out else you will feel like
your nose is being pocked in back of your avatar, not a good way to play.

Also in traditional games there are many other issues makes it hard to enjoy in VR, as i have old game James Cameron's Avatar of 2009 no matter which ever vehicle
i try it gets me motion sick in VR either i have to quit vehicle, else remove headset.

Games which looked decent in Trinus VR was Dead Space 2,3 which has absolute no HUD all info on your avatar and gun a good 3rd person view is less dizzying then FPV at-least for me.
else in most games its HUD which bug you other than glitches which are result of software not being made from scratch for VR. I did tried DISHONORED but full of glitches technical and
locomotive as well as implementation, also it made me sick very fast.

Other thing i highly recommend in Trinus + Cardboard is Elite Dangerous and Euro Truck Simulator 2
see this videos for some motivation ;)

As game was from scratch made for VR so most of the times things are what they should be or you expect them to be compare to older games.

Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:25 pm
by JacobVR
Gorilla Glass of Laser is less Scratch proof but scratches can happen in gorilla glass too.. Just use a proximity cut screen guard or tempered glass ..

Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:47 am
by Dom
I got liquid armor on my phone screen. It was 20 bucks for it.

Look here:


Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:24 am
by Dilip

Isn't Iphone Gorilla Glass already Scratch proof?
(regardless if she had sprayed amor or not its basically scratch resistant, that's why its called gorilla glass)

The other product girl was scratching was plastic screen guard and its scratchable...
So video is in some way false advt.

Nice girl though ;) cross between 'penelope cruz' and 'Anne Hathaway'

How was your experiments with Trinus VR turned out? Have you really enjoyed it?

Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:50 pm
by Dom
Yes this phone I have zenfone 2 laser has gorilla glass like iPhone gorillia glass 3 or 4 something like that. I got the liquid armor anyways, the salesman at the store said it was worth it.

So trinus vr was not as good as I thought it would be. I used the usb tethering and it was laggy so I could not see it working good. I wanted to play dirt3 with it and was not playable at the framerate I was given with trinus vr and then the program said to use 800x600 and that was still laggy.

I got moonlight installed on my phone and I tried to get Vireio to work with dirt3 but it never did and I don't know how I would get headtracking with moonlight too. I need a good tutorial on how to set my Vr headset with a pc with good framerates.

Re: Asus Zenfone 2 laser HMD goggles

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:50 am
by Dilip
Dom wrote: the program said to use 800x600 and that was still laggy.
I have official Tridef Drivers provided by LG for my Monitor, i set output to SBS and as i was using Chinese Cardboard clone which does not introduce much distortion(*Same like VRBOX*)i had
turned off distortion correction, i did set resolution to 1280X720, you need high quality USB cable though i tried two,three different the most expensive one worked the best.
Try USB 3.0 Port its little fast.

After doing all this, i was still unsatisfied with result..

Moonlight do need NVIDIA Card (GTX 660 or later) and latest GeForce Experience drivers installed to work, I hope you did same before establishing connection.