Durovis Dive 5 (Mobile VR Headset)



“My biggest disappointment with this headset is not getting it sooner.”

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Box Weight: 288 g
Box Height: 12 cm
Box Width: 14 cm
Box Length: 19 cm

Overall Packaging Presentation: While it doesn’t have a whole load of information on it the box is pleasant enough to look at. Inside of the box, the headset was rattling around loose inside which isn’t great, but it was at least bagged in an anti-static bag. Other than that, there was no other form of protective packaging.

Whats in the box…

  • Headset
  • Magnet Switch
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Durovis Dive Owners Card

Durovis Dive 5 (Mobile VR Headset)

First Impressions: This is a headset that basically arrives in more parts than a home build project. You have to inside the magnet button as well as the lens arms which are fiddly as hell and then ou have to adjust it all to get it to how you want it. It seems to require you to put some effort into just getting to the point that you can use it. So having done all this I really do hope the effort was worth it.

Pupil Adjustment: Yes, Independent
Focus Adjustment: Yes, Independent
Product Weight: 151 g
Overall Build Quality (1-10): 4
Magnet / Touch Button: Yes
Minimum Phone Length: 4.3″
Minimum Phone Width: 2.4″
Maximum Phone Length: 5.4″
Maximum Phone Width: 2.8″
Maximum Phone Thickness: 5.5 mm
Field Of View (FOV): 100°
Other / Extra Features: N/A
QR Code: Available

Durovis Dive 5 QR Code
Durovis Dive 5 QR Code

Features Review: When it come down to the presentation and first impressions the Durovis Dive 5 wasn’t looking good at all. The good news is when it comes to features is starts it’s fighting back. With a magnet switch that now ships with it and lenses that fully adjustable focus and IPD and are both independent meaning great news for people with eyesight problems in only one eye. Even the high-quality elasticated head strap is pretty awesome.

Additional Information…

Average Price at Time of Review: £30 (USD $38)
Head Strap: 2 Point, Elasticated and Adjustable
Strap Quality(1-10): 9
Face Padding Type: High Grade Soft Feel Foam
Padding Depth: 17 mm
Nose Grove Depth: N/A
Nose Grove Width: N/A
Well Ventilated: Yes
Room for Glasses: 4″ Max
Headphone and Power Lead Access: Yes
Works With Augmented Reality Apps: Yes
Lens Size: 28 mm
Lens Type: Optical Resin Lenses
Min Lens Distance: 35 mm
Max Lens Distance: 75 mm
Comfort Score (1 – 10): 8
Value For Money Score (1 – 10): 9
Range Of Colours: N/A
Other Names: N/A

Final Verdict: My biggest disappointment with this headset is not getting it sooner. It’s was one of the very first mobile VR headsets out there on the market and still, it is amazing to use. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover and don’t judge this headset by its box and self-assemble looks. Take some time to set this headset up to your exact needs and viewpoint and it will reward you with a lightweight, amazingly comfortable viewing experience and a nice and wide FOV to top it all off.

Sure, it’s not perfect. Dare I say it feels cheaply made and doesn’t even work with 6″ phones which are pretty basic stuff. But I do have to take the age of this headset into account. Based on this headset alone my own self-hype for its younger brother the Durovis Dive 7 has gone sky high. Once again I have to say that I wished we had reviewed this sooner as it would have been in my top 3 headsets. Sadly for Durovis times have changed and this headset is looking a little old hat. But yet, its still makes in into my top 10 favourite mobile VR headsets of all time.

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