Japanese Switch user found a VR kit for less than a dollar

Nintendo’s new Labo VR kit for the Switch will be launching later this month starting at $40. But, some users still feel that asking price is a little too high forĀ just some cardboard. If you’re in that camp, then this VR kit found by a Japanese Switch owner might be closer to your price range. They managed to pick a generic one up in Japan for only 100 yen (which is about 90 US cents).


This Switch owner, which goes by the name ‘tamayan22’ on Twitter, took this generic cardboard VR kit and made some modifications to it in order to fit the Switch properly.

While it certainly doesn’t look as flashy as the official Labo VR kit, the concept is still the same, so it may very well be fully compatible with the VR experiences that will soon be rolling out to the Switch. The Labo VR software will only be made available if you pick up the official kit, however, so that limits the number of games one would be able to play with only this generic headset.

The specific headset that this creative Switch owner found was purchased in Japan, so importing it will probably cost more than $1 if you live elsewhere, but this might inspire you to see if there might be other cheap Labo VR alternatives in your area.


A.K Rahming
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.