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VR headsets for smart phones , 5.99 at home bargains
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Just seen them in my local HB in Kings Lynn. Worth a punt for this price!
Goonermad

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http://static.hotukdeals.com/images/threads/high-res/2484946_1.jpg
They have them in clydebank
bought one, loads left...seems good quality too, definitely worth a punt f this price
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loads in Berwick upon Tweed, got one and will let you know if any good!

DazLFC

bought one, loads left...seems good quality too, definitely worth a punt … bought one, loads left...seems good quality too, definitely worth a punt f this price



​Agreed, worth a go for £5.99 shame I can't get down there till Tues
bought one earlier bootle strand store, kids love it.
What do you do with them?
"VR Headset". This isn't VR. If you don't want to be disappointed, go for a GearVR, Rift or Vive. Or wait for PSVR. because google cardboard is not representative of what proper Virtual Reality is.
Aye but the fact that it's probably not a patch on something that's 20 times the price should hardly be a shock.

Worth a punt at that price for the novelty.
metalnigel

"VR Headset". This isn't VR. If you don't want to be disappointed, go for … "VR Headset". This isn't VR. If you don't want to be disappointed, go for a GearVR, Rift or Vive. Or wait for PSVR. because google cardboard is not representative of what proper Virtual Reality is.



Cardboard works well enough for me.

£5.99 vs £700...moving on.
TheHawkowc

Aye but the fact that it's probably not a patch on something that's 20 … Aye but the fact that it's probably not a patch on something that's 20 times the price should hardly be a shock.Worth a punt at that price for the novelty.


Exactly, These cheap headsets are a novelty. I'm just warning people that are underwhelmed by it that this isn't what proper VR is. VR needs positional tracking and 90FPS for it to be comfortable.
anthony401

Cardboard works well enough for me. £5.99 vs £700...moving on.


I agree the PC headsets are expensive at the moment but over the next few years the price will come down. Just hope these nasty headsets don't make people see VR as a novelty.
metalnigel

"VR Headset". This isn't VR. If you don't want to be disappointed, go for … "VR Headset". This isn't VR. If you don't want to be disappointed, go for a GearVR, Rift or Vive. Or wait for PSVR. because google cardboard is not representative of what proper Virtual Reality is.



That simply is not true, all dependent on what phone you utilise with it. QHD resolution phones coupled with a decent processor and 5.5-6" screens give a very reasonable representative of what 'proper' VR is.

My Bobo Z4 gives a very reasonable FOV of 120°, admittedly prolonged use ramps up the phones APU, but offers a very good experience akin to my first demo of VR trying out the Gear VR at The Gadget Show.

Obviously experiences with google cardboard will vary depending on the design of the headset, the FOV and the phone used. I do not know what unit this is for sale at HB, however if it has a poor FOV coupled with a 720p phone of a small screen size such as an iPhone 5 you will be disappointed.
cicobuff

That simply is not true, all dependent on what phone you utilise with it. … That simply is not true, all dependent on what phone you utilise with it. QHD resolution phones coupled with a decent processor and 5.5-6" screens give a very reasonable representative of what 'proper' VR is. My Bobo Z4 gives a very reasonable FOV of 120°, admittedly prolonged use ramps up the phones APU, but offers a very good experience akin to my first demo of VR trying out the Gear VR at The Gadget Show.Obviously experiences with google cardboard will vary depending on the design of the headset, the FOV and the phone used. I do not know what unit this is for sale at HB, however if it has a poor FOV coupled with a 720p phone of a small screen size such as an iPhone 5 you will be disappointed.


60FPS isn't enough for VR. and that's all current smartphone displays offer. Even though the Rift has a lower resolution than high end smartphones the SDE is much lower than my Galaxy Edge 7 on GearVR. I like that samsung are taking VR seriously but until we get a phone display that's tailored for VR and a motion controls option then these HMDs aren't good enough in my opinion. But I know it's early days and I can't wait until we have full peripheral FOV and 16K HMDs!
Edited by: "metalnigel" 24th Jul 2016
metalnigel

60FPS isn't enough for VR. and that's all current smartphone displays … 60FPS isn't enough for VR. and that's all current smartphone displays offer. Even though the Rift has a lower resolution than high end smartphones the SDE is much lower than my Galaxy Edge 7 on GearVR. I like that samsung are taking VR seriously but until we get a phone display that's tailored for VR and a motion controls option then these HMDs aren't good enough in my opinion. But I know it's early days and I can't wait until we have full peripheral FOV and 16K HMDs!



I think you are clouding things with your own judgement of exactly what VR is, you originally said this is not VR, I would disagree. Yes admittedly both this and the GearVR is 'rudimentary' but certainly as I have already said the google cardboard experience is still dependent on the FOV, the quality of the lenses and build and also importantly the quality of phone, screen size and resolution. Obviously something like the PS VR is going to be light years ahead of any smart phone VR experience with integral OLED display and processing unit coupled with the APU of the PS4 allowing upto 120 hz, but for an introduction to VR there certainly is nothing wrong with a decent quality google cardboard headset as long as it is coupled with a phone that makes the most out of its simplistic approach to VR.
hands free red tube
cicobuff is absolutely spot on.

I had a Bobo z4 with a 1440p 5.5" Oppo find 7 and it was VERY impressive.

I've since bought a Vive expecting it to blow that experience out of the water but it just doesn't. Yeah it does most things better (some WORSE though) and the smoothness and tracking are obviously great...but the two things are still comparible. Its not a 'night and day difference' thing at all
Edited by: "ianbeany" 24th Jul 2016
cicobuff

I think you are clouding things with your own judgement of exactly what … I think you are clouding things with your own judgement of exactly what VR is, you originally said this is not VR, I would disagree. Yes admittedly both this and the GearVR is 'rudimentary' but certainly as I have already said the google cardboard experience is still dependent on the FOV, the quality of the lenses and build and also importantly the quality of phone, screen size and resolution. Obviously something like the PS VR is going to be light years ahead of any smart phone VR experience with integral OLED display and processing unit coupled with the APU of the PS4 allowing upto 120 hz, but for an introduction to VR there certainly is nothing wrong with a decent quality google cardboard headset as long as it is coupled with a phone that makes the most out of its simplistic approach to VR.


I knew it was a bad idea to talk about this on a deals website. This isn't just my view, It's the view of everyone that wants VR to succeed. These headsets are poisoning the well. But I think Oculus & HTC really need to make demo units available to as many stores as possible because the difference is night and day when compared to this, It can't even be considered an entry level to VR. Sorry for bothering you all.
So are they any good
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Yes... for under a tenner, most YouTube videos work with Google cardboard installed... games aren't great tho.. comfortable set. no batteries needed either.
Do you have to install Google Cardboard first or can you just download the games if you already have an android phone?
ianbeany

cicobuff is absolutely spot on. I had a Bobo z4 with a 1440p 5.5" Oppo … cicobuff is absolutely spot on. I had a Bobo z4 with a 1440p 5.5" Oppo find 7 and it was VERY impressive.I've since bought a Vive expecting it to blow that experience out of the water but it just doesn't. Yeah it does most things better (some WORSE though) and the smoothness and tracking are obviously great...but the two things are still comparible. Its not a 'night and day difference' thing at all



what size room are you playing in? My office (with gaming PC) is about 2.5x2.5m. Big enough?
the vive I mean!
hukd_addict

what size room are you playing in? My office (with gaming PC) is about … what size room are you playing in? My office (with gaming PC) is about 2.5x2.5m. Big enough?



I would say it IS big enough......but you will wish it was bigger

My space is actually slightly smaller than that but I can still play all games fine...just not quite as enjoyably as I would with more space. It really is a case of the bigger the better


Edited by: "ianbeany" 25th Jul 2016
metalnigel

I knew it was a bad idea to talk about this on a deals website. This … I knew it was a bad idea to talk about this on a deals website. This isn't just my view, It's the view of everyone that wants VR to succeed. These headsets are poisoning the well. But I think Oculus & HTC really need to make demo units available to as many stores as possible because the difference is night and day when compared to this, It can't even be considered an entry level to VR. Sorry for bothering you all.



Poisoning the well? I don't think so. I ordered a cardboard kit when I saw it on HotUKDeals and was very impressed by it. I then ordered something like this from one of the china sites as I wanted to see if/how much better it was. In my opinion the advantages of this over the cardboard is the lack of assembly required and the robustness of it. It would be up to the individual if it's worth paying the extra for this.

All in all it has been a good introduction into VR and if I had a compatible Samsung phone I'd likely have a GearVR because of this and Cardboard. The device I used for Cardboard has a 2k resolution screen.
hukd_addict

what size room are you playing in? My office (with gaming PC) is about … what size room are you playing in? My office (with gaming PC) is about 2.5x2.5m. Big enough?


Yeah, 2m x 2m is the minimum recommended space for room scale as far as I know. It can also be used seated though.
Edited by: "metalnigel" 25th Jul 2016
Not sure if people know the differences so here you go (feel free to add more info)

Google cardboard (and plastic) there are 2 typest some have a button some don't. If you buy one that doesn't you will need a Bluetooth controller or a OTG cablet with either a mouse or controller pad.
These devices are able to use all the Internet with no barriers. But you cant access oculus gear vr stuff.

Oculus gear vr. Have an actual d-pad on side on visor to control what you doing but as soon as you connect the phone oculus loads up and you can't access your phone.
There is an app that let's you access Google cardboard. Think it's 60 pence.

Cardboard for gear vr is the app.


Edited by: "garbage456" 28th Jul 2016
metalnigel

I knew it was a bad idea to talk about this on a deals website. This … I knew it was a bad idea to talk about this on a deals website. This isn't just my view, It's the view of everyone that wants VR to succeed. These headsets are poisoning the well. But I think Oculus & HTC really need to make demo units available to as many stores as possible because the difference is night and day when compared to this, It can't even be considered an entry level to VR. Sorry for bothering you all.



Disagree really.

The dinosaur video on oculus is awesome as is temple run. Even though i do feel a bit qwezy while playing it.
just checked my two locals, Flint and Connah's Quay, nothing. staff weren't even aware of them

poo
Had plenty of these in CHELMSLEY WOOD store yesterday.
Anyone know if these are compatible with an iPad???
BargainHoker123

Anyone know if these are compatible with an iPad???


You are joking right?
Just bought one, there's no select/okay button so not really compatible with google cardboard apps. Shame though good decent build quality and very comfortable for the price!
metalnigel

Yeah, 2m x 2m is the minimum recommended space for room scale as far as I … Yeah, 2m x 2m is the minimum recommended space for room scale as far as I know. It can also be used seated though.



seated? I've never played on one, but surely the experience is designed to be stood up and moving about like a thunderbird puppet?

apologies for going off topic.
hukd_addict

seated? I've never played on one, but surely the experience is designed … seated? I've never played on one, but surely the experience is designed to be stood up and moving about like a thunderbird puppet?apologies for going off topic.


As good as room scale is, you will get tired and want to have a seating VR experience. And right now the majority of room scale titles are pretty much tech demos. I'm really looking forward to Fallout 4 VR as a room scale title. I purposely stopped playing the normal version so I can enjoy everything in VR. I own an Oculus Rift so I cannot wait for the touch controls because a gamepad definitely doesn't cut it for VR.
sully01

What do you do with them?



3D boobies. Need you waste any more time to go down there and buy them all up!
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