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Review of "Samsung Gear VR"

published 11/06/2017 | denify
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Pro Immersive content
Cons Resolution is distractingly low
Sound & Volume
Durability & Robustness
Value for money

"Superb sensing of head motion"

I never thought it might have been 20 years ago. However, it still needs for making progress in resolution and it lacks in sense of full smell and touch virtual reality experience

My Opinion:

This is my first VR headset, I tried earlier versions, but it's not long enough to form a lot of opinions. This is a good value. It's a pair of lenses, some sensors and some controls. It is well built, including a mini USB or USB C phone connection, so it will be compatible with the S6 series / Note 5 and the new note 7 as well as a USB C charging port .

Obviously, Samsung may not include all the adapters of all units. There are 1 dark blue locking Mini USB interfaces, 1 Deep Blue lock usb-c, and 1 white Micro USB usb-c for powerin the box. Everything that I have is included.

Installing your phone is easy, but be sure to lock down the selected adapter first (USB or micro USB), so it won't fall out. For my S6 , I don't use the backplate at all, so you see the phone through the headset. This headset is perfect for eyeglasses and can be adjustable with diopter for most people.

Seening through the lenses, the colors are sharpest in the center, and get softer towards the edges with some color distortion ,so you'll see some colored edges of white text than the center. Combining with VR content of relatively low resolution, the overall image sharpness is not so perfect, but certainly "acceptable"". Streaming content increases to this because it is very high bandwidth, so you often see compression problems.

The headset are very comfortable and can be used for 1 or 2 hours. My cellphone hasn't overheated yet, but it's really hot. I've been wearing it for more than 1 hours already. These controls are good, but sometimes it's hard to find without touchpad. So it's easy to accidentally activate something you don't want to do. A portable touchpad would be great.

The first thing I do is to download Minecraft VR. Make sure you have a supported Bluetooth game pad. Then make sure you can use the headset via Oculus to apply Bluetooth (for some reason it turns off Bluetooth automatically. The immersive mode is enabled in Minecraft, I think it can be a bit disgusting. I don't think I can play too long as my phone will be overheating. In this mode, it's really fun and a little scary. Falling off a cliff or seeing a zombie as tall as you is sure to add a sense of reality.

Full 360 content is a bit of a nuisance, because it's hard to look back you, and uncomfortable turn around, while you can not see the real world. A game Minecraft controller can be used to change the view, which means you don't have to get up, but you have to look at the blocks you want to break, so it means looking up / down.
This can be done with a 360 camera, such as gear 360, so that you can easily create viewable contens on the gear VR, which is great. .

Overall, it's worth the price based on its entertainment purpose.

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  • fatboyslim published 11/06/2017
  • CoffeeQueen68 published 11/06/2017
    Sounds good.
  • catsholiday published 11/06/2017
    This could do with an edit as some parts are a bit hard to understand
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Manufacturer: Samsung


EAN: 0887810057055, 8806088150208

Product Type: Virtual Reality Headset

Product Type: Virtual Reality Headset


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