Motorola has assembled an eclectic selection of Moto Mod accessories for its smartphones, ranging from an Alexa speaker to an instant camera. It was probably only a matter of time until we came to this: a virtual reality headset, made to measure for the Moto Z line and its large circular camera hole.
The news of the next headphones was filtered today by VentureBeat journalist Evan Blass, who posted an image of the headphones on Twitter. There are no more details yet, such as when it will be available. Motorola has announced accessories with very long delivery times in the past, so you should not assume that the delivery date of this is imminent.
While the circular cut of the camera makes this handset seem quite strange, here is nothing out of the ordinary. VR headsets for smartphones are quite common at the moment, and some companies, like Samsung, have headsets and functions that work specifically with their phones. Most likely, this is only compatible with Android's integrated Daydream VR feature.
An intriguing possibility is that this Moto Mod supports some basic augmented reality functions, since the exposed camera can capture images from the user's point of view. However, it seems unlikely that we will see much more than a live view of the world. Even Microsoft's Windows mixed-reality headsets, which include cameras on the outside, still do not offer AR features, and those were apparently conceived as earphones that could offer both features.