1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've been curious about VR and have looked at the site off and on.

    Finally took the plunge with an entry level, one size fits all, VR headset with adjustable lens positions. I'll likely be pairing it with an Idol 3 (5.5) for the most part. Might get the wife's Note 4 in there for a spin around the block and try a Windows Phone as well.
    krisguy likes this.
    12-28-2016 01:52 PM
  2. krisguy's Avatar
    I think you will be surprised. There's actually more good content than you realize. The biggest and easiest thing is YouTube and FB content in 360. So good.
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    12-28-2016 03:56 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The biggest and easiest thing is YouTube and FB content in 360. So good.
    I've already seen some of the Utubez when demoing a similar unit (Plasticboard?). Don't think I'll get to the FB stuff.

    Thanks for the encouragement.
    12-28-2016 04:32 PM
  4. Talkivr's Avatar
    Maybe you meant Google cardboard? If not then maybe you really meant google plasticboard (found it via googling rather amusing)
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    12-28-2016 06:17 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Maybe you meant Google cardboard?
    Well it's basically Cardboard, but made out of plastic and has a head strap.

    Settling In-24024.jpg
    EgoAnt likes this.
    12-28-2016 06:42 PM
  6. Talkivr's Avatar
    oh, yeah that makes more sense. I have a similar plastic headset. Atleast it wasn't a literal google plastic lol.
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    12-28-2016 07:41 PM
  7. EgoAnt's Avatar
    How is it? I have a DSCVR for Cardboard stuff,but it's getting pretty ragged and I wish it had a strap.
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    12-30-2016 08:44 PM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    How is it? I have a DSCVR for Cardboard stuff,but it's getting pretty ragged and I wish it had a strap.
    So far I'm digging it.

    Pro List:
    • the straps are comfortable and the weight is not bad
    • the sticky pad that holds the phone has good adhesion (so far), but it may be worth noting that the back of the Idol 3 is textured and not "slick"
    • adjustments to the lenses for width and focal distance are not very great, but it seems effective
    • vents appear adequate for cooling
    • padding is comfortable
    • construction seems good - it doesn't feel cheap
    • the magnetic switch is effective for those apps which implement it

    Con List:
    • no port to expose the camera for AR
    • cable routing ports are only available on the right side (when worn) forcing a choice between charging and headphones (I may solve this with some judicial drilling and smoothing)


    For a first time buy I think I did alright. I tried, but didn't buy the Idol 4 with dedicated VR headset from Cricket. This unit seems equivalent to that headset with the bonus of the adjustable optics which do make a difference for my eyesight.

    I'll probably post a full review on the Cellet next week.
    EgoAnt likes this.
    12-31-2016 11:39 AM

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