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The much hyped AuraVisor

AuraVisor (2015)

The much hyped AuraVisor

Description: Getting down to features its main use is as a VR driven video player. But this is not just a set of video glasses, you can watch 360 videos and look around 360 images with it. With its own built-in private VR cinema app you can watch whatever you want in peace and quiet. Pop in the headphones and away you go. While everything is a little basic that also means it is easy to use. Within just a few minutes I worked out how to get around it. It is also pretty immersive and comfortable thanks to it being surprisingly lightweight which also makes it good for watching films which can often mean wearing it for a long time.

But the fun doesn’t stop there, it also works very well with both Youtube and Amazon video which is cool and good access to the Google Playstore to download games and Vridge for playing PC games/Steam VR games on. With access to the playstore as well as an HDMI input, this headset is capable of more than I would have thought.

AuraVisor Specs…

Headset: AuraVisor
Manufacturer: Damson Store
Launch Price: $199 (£146.45)
Release Date: October 2015
Headset Type: VR Headset (All-in-one)
Display: 5.5 inch LCD panel at 1920 x 1080
Field of View(FOV): 90°
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
CPU: RK3288 Quad Core A17 32bit 1.8GHz
Interpupillary Distance Adjustment: Yes
Weight: 621g (21.90 oz)
Tracking: 3 DoF Non-positional


Review: The biggest problems with this headset is the same things that every other cheap “all-in-one” fails with. Things like its lack of software support and the troubles with not having a keyboard when you have to log into things both mean everything and anything you plan to do with this headset will cause you a headache meaning many people will simply give up.

But yet…I like it! Not just for a video player that it does well thanks to its built-in private theatre app, but also for playing Steam VR games and some Google Cardboard games. At the end of the day, once you have gone through the pain of logging in once, you can then install games from the PC using the Google Playstore “install where” feature meaning no more pains of searching or typing. I can see why people paying $400 for the Kickstarter price were very upset with such a basic and unsupported headset. But now it is only half that price I think its a good headset for that money. It does most things easier, has HMDI in support for console games/Bluray player and even has Wifi, Bluetooth and a free controller thrown in! It’s far, far from perfect, but a real bargain of a headset that is capable of so much more than you might think.

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