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VR/AR Mobile Headset Review

This is an interesting VR headset as it offers a feature not usually found on these sorts of headsets, the options to use this for Augmented Reality.

The headset itself is rather striking in design, rather than copy the usual look of Oculus Rift the designers seem to have gone more for the look of Stormtroopers!

It comes mostly assembled, you just need to add the elasticated Velcro head straps which only take a moment to put on and they’re easily adjustable to get a comfortable fit.

This is a front loading headset and interestingly there are little suction pads to grip your mobile in place. The front section can be easily dropped down in case you need access to the phone screen.

There are gaps at the side for either a headphone wire or to allow the phone sound to be easily heard.

Interestingly the front features a removable panel which, was difficult to remove and it feels like something might break whenever you do remove this. By removing this plate you allow your phone to be able to make use of it’s camera, so for example there is an app that changes everything you see into a black and white pencil sketch, it’s a very cool app and after a few moments you’ll be walking around looking at everything as a live drawing!

The headset worked well for VR games, and it’s a lot of fun playing games when stood outdoors rather than being stuck in the house.

Overall the headset is fairly comfortable, the phone felt secure, but this does seem like a rather bulky headset compared to others available.

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VR/AR Mobile Headset Review

Merge VR/AR Goggles - Virtual and Augmented Reality Headset for iPhone and Android, Adjustable Lenses, Dual Input Buttons, Soft and Comfortable, Easy To Clean and Share (Purple)

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Features

  • FUN VR GAMES & EXPERIENCES - Explore caves, watch volcanoes erupt, and study human cells with this versatile STEM learning tool. With over 300 of family-friendly educational experiences, this AR/VR headset provides hours and hours of entertainment
  • USE YOUR SMARTPHONE - Turns your iOS or Android smartphone into an immersive virtual reality headset - no controller necessary
  • DURABLE, ADJUSTABLE DESIGN - Made of soft, lightweight foam with adjustable lenses to fit virtually any face and built to withstand everyday bumps and drops.
  • AWARD WINNING STEM TOY- Featured in Consumer Reports as an Expert Pick, Winner of the Academic's Choice Award, and named by CNN as Best VR Headset for Big Kids and Tweens
  • WHAT YOU GET the AR/VR Goggles, Getting Started Guide, lens cleaning cloth, one-year limited warranty and access to the MERGE membership program (only when sold new by MERGE or Amazon) and friendly customer service

Virtual Reality Headset, JoyGeek Portable VR Glasses Fold 3D Google Cardboard V2.0 with Headband for 4-6 inch iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus/6 and Android Smartphones

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Features

  • COMPLETE GOOGLE CARDBOARD: JOYGEEK VR GO with head strap Fits to Phones from 4.7inch up to 6 Inch. Fully compatible: Nexus 4/5, Moto X and Galaxy S9/S9+/S8/S7 and edge | iPhone X/8/8plus/7/7plus/6S/6S plus HTC One, Moto G, and more. Limited compatibility (headtracking & rendering issues): Galaxy S3. Include everything needed to transform your Apple or Android smart phone screen into a super immersive VR experience.
  • AMAZING VR: Experience a truly stunning, engrossing VR experience with JOYGEEK 96°FOV VR GO. The AR function perfectly combines VR video and images with the reality. A completely immersive VR experience is just right in your eyes.
  • CLEAR IMAGES: Customized aspheric lens and strictly error control testing technology, which free you from common issues of lens distortion and dispersion. Even the small size offers clear images.
  • HIGH STANDARD COMFORT: The easy-t-use head strap, featuring reasonable weight distribution and T-shape design, is based on pressure principle and ergonomics. The VR GO no longer just a toy!
  • PREMIUM MANUFACTURING: CE,FCC,ROHS approval,JOYGEK VR GO is sleek. Made of multiple materials, with a combination of delicate structure and Visual aesthetics. The capacitive touch button is compatible with all games on Google Cardboard 2.

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Self confessed gadget lover who has a day job at Verastar Ltd and a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.