EVA Foam 3D VR headset like Google Cardboard £7.99 MyMemory
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EVA Foam 3D VR headset like Google Cardboard £7.99 MyMemory

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Found 9th Dec 2015
Like Google Cardboard but made of foam. Has the magnet for games.
Good if you want something that will last a bit longer than cardboard as most of the plastic Google cardboard style headsets are rubbish.

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What the hell is this?! oO

Roger_Irrelevant

What the hell is this?! oO


VR minion edition

Roger_Irrelevant

What the hell is this?! oO

Google Cardboard (VR on a budget)

I take it you focus your eyes beyond where the phone is, a bit like them old "Magic Eye 3D" books?

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Roger_Irrelevant

I take it you focus your eyes beyond where the phone is, a bit like them … I take it you focus your eyes beyond where the phone is, a bit like them old "Magic Eye 3D" books?


Nope you just look. The lenses take care of the focusing. Normal 3D videos work well. The VR stuff works well too, it's fairly immersive, but can be a little disorientating if you do it too long.


Roger_Irrelevant

What the hell is this?! oO


You put your smartphone in it and hold it to your face. You can use it to watch 3D videos or use it for Virtual Reality, where you can move your head to look around just like you're really there.

i've got one of the cardboard headsets - it's not "official" google cardboard, but it does the job. i think you really do need a decent, "proper" headset if you're going to get one though because i've found some of the cardboard bits do bend easily and it makes for quite an awkward experience as you're forever fiddling with the headset to make sure it's not digging in to your nose and the phone is stable.

something like this from gearbest for £6.57 delivered is a far better option

gearbest.com/hom…d=1

HankHandsome

i've got one of the cardboard headsets - it's not "official" google … i've got one of the cardboard headsets - it's not "official" google cardboard, but it does the job. i think you really do need a decent, "proper" headset if you're going to get one though because i've found some of the cardboard bits do bend easily and it makes for quite an awkward experience as you're forever fiddling with the headset to make sure it's not digging in to your nose and the phone is stable.something like this from gearbest for £6.57 delivered is a far better optionhttp://www.gearbest.com/home-gadgets/pp_169233.html?wid=1




I have a plastic one a bit like that, the trouble with the plastic ones is the screen is further away so you lose immersion (narrow field of view) a bit, it's a bit like viewing the world with binoculars. A fix for the sore nose is sticky backed velcro (the soft side) stick it where the nose ridge is and where the forehead goes to stop sweat marks on the cardboard

This is the one I have, but I dont recommend it:
gearbest.com/hom…tml

Anyone know of a decent plastic viewer thats comfy and decent fov ?

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HankHandsome

i've got one of the cardboard headsets - it's not "official" google … i've got one of the cardboard headsets - it's not "official" google cardboard, but it does the job. i think you really do need a decent, "proper" headset if you're going to get one though because i've found some of the cardboard bits do bend easily and it makes for quite an awkward experience as you're forever fiddling with the headset to make sure it's not digging in to your nose and the phone is stable.something like this from gearbest for £6.57 delivered is a far better optionhttp://www.gearbest.com/home-gadgets/pp_169233.html?wid=1


Like bazray said, nearly all of the plastic ones (I've tried most of the different designs) are not as immersive as they lose the field of view, especially the adjustable ones. Most of the ones I tried didn't have the magnet and hurt my nose. Just read the Amazon reviews for them.

Until a plastic one comes out that keeps to the proper Google cardboard dimensions I'll stick to the cardboard (or perhaps this foam) one.
If ordering from China the cardboard ones are like $3 so you can get a few.

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bazray

Anyone know of a decent plastic viewer thats comfy and decent fov ?


Nope unfortunately, I've ordered and returned most of the ones on amazon. The colorcross has good FOV but costs a lot, hurts to wear and has no button.
There are a few new ones I've been meaning to try but I don't hold much hope.

Has anyone bought one of these? I can't find any reviews.

HankHandsome

i've got one of the cardboard headsets - it's not "official" google … i've got one of the cardboard headsets - it's not "official" google cardboard, but it does the job. i think you really do need a decent, "proper" headset if you're going to get one though because i've found some of the cardboard bits do bend easily and it makes for quite an awkward experience as you're forever fiddling with the headset to make sure it's not digging in to your nose and the phone is stable.something like this from gearbest for £6.57 delivered is a far better optionhttp://www.gearbest.com/home-gadgets/pp_169233.html?wid=1


Hi There, Do you know the item from gearbest, is that an official google Cardboard product? Does it come with QR code?

this is why I prefer uk seller:
UK Returns
Please send all UK returns to our Freepost address, which can be found on our online returns form. In all cases please include your order number so we can identify your order. For items over the value of £50 please send goods by Royal Mail Signed For post. Please retain proof of postage when returning items.

btw, it's £8.99 now
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