As beginner VR headsets go, this one isn't bad, but it's certainly not the best either. Plastic VR headsets like this work by having you out your phone into the front and then strapping the whole thing onto your head. This allows you to experience some basic VR games, 360 videos, and other simple VR experiences. This headset does work well enough for all of those things, but I don't know that it's really worth the cost compared to the extremely cheap cardboard alternatives.
The first problem is the strap. The headset comes preassembled, which is great, with a trio of eleastic straps that you use to attach the headset to your face. But the straps have a bad habit of sliding up and are not very comfortable. The area where you rest your eyes is also surprisingly tight, despite the padding,and anyone with glasses will not be able to use this product at all, so be aware of that.
The next problem is that the area where you place your phone is surprisingly difficult to use. Most of the time this area is foolproof, but with this headset I actually had to use two hands just to strap my phone in. Once you do get the headset on, you'll also find that the plastic headset, while very well built and stylish, is surprisingly heavy and weighs down on your head while in use.
Finally, the main advantage this device is the remote that it comes with. It includes four buttons for various actions as well as an analogue stick for games and for fast forwarding and rewinding mvoies. It's easy to set up and works well, but a major issue is that the four buttons have no raised markings, so when you are actually wearing the headset you cannot tell which is which by touch alone.
All in all, this device does what it promises and works well, but comfort and ease of use are lacking.
- Well built headset
- Easy to set up
- Remote allows for adjustments without taking the headset off
- Straps slide off head
- Remote buttons not raised for use without looking at them
- Difficult to put phone into the headset
- Heavier than would be comfortable
Note: I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for an unbiased, honest review as provided here. As a consumer advocate, I believe in providing quality and honest feedback and receiving a product at a discounted rate will never affect my opinions.
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