The VR headset was one of several new technologies he tried at the world’s largest industrial trade show.
The headset, while not as advanced as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, is a more sophisticated version of Google Cardboard.
IFM Electronic, the company that makes the headset, demoed a 3D picture that “looked like a color-coded heat map” taken from its world’s smallest 3D camera, according to a White House report.
The company’s CEO reportedly said Obama could use the headset, along with the camera, to “talk to his daughter virtually.”
“It’s a brave new world,” Obama replied. Indeed, Obama. Indeed.