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Box Weight: 543 g
Box Hight Size: 10 cm
Box Width Size: 22 cm
Box Length Size: 22 cm
Overall Packaging Presentation: There seems to be an unspoken rule when it comes to VR headset packaging. If it costs a lot and is an all-in-one it comes in a big rectangle box, If it costs a lot and is a mobile VR headset it comes in a square box. And if it is a mobile VR headset and it’s cheap it comes in a small rectangle box. The Eletryc Accordion VR comes in a square box and to be fair it looks great for it. Featuring an all black box, shimmery drawing of the headset as well as some nice clean white text it looks like an expensive headset.
Taking the lid off the black box you see the rather striking blue headset as well as a box containing cloths, instructions and a few other things. Everything is well padded and protected leaving you feeling like you have a premium product on your hands.
Whats in the box…
- Carry Bag
- Instruction Booklet
Eletryc Accordion VR
First Impressions: If you love traditional French music, this might be the headset for you! The Eletryc Accordion VR is a clash between a full mobile VR headset and a smaller, foldable device. Its style is surely unique and from the moment you first clap eyes on it, you know it’s not like anything you have ever seen or felt before. While it is lighter than many other mobile VR headsets it just doesn’t feel as strong and indeed it isn’t.
Having said that, this headset feels fantastically well made and designed. This is not a wham bam thank you maam, someone has spent a long amount of time making sure they are as happy as they can be with this headset.
Pupil Adjustment: No
Focus Adjustment: Yes
Product Weight: 196 g
Overall Build Quality (1-10): 9
Magnet / Touch Button: No
Minimum Phone Length: 5.8″
Minimum Phone Width: 3″
Maximum Phone Length: 6.5″
Maximum Phone Width: 3.4″
Maximum Phone Thickness: 5 mm
Field Of View (FOV): 80°
Other / Extra Features: N/A
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Features Review: One of its main features is that it can fold into a pocket-friendly size. That might well be true if you wear a clown trousers and have an oversized pocket, but for the rest of us who don’t have a circus wardrobe, it is not going to fit inside anyone pockets. But it does have a rather cumbersome and adjustable 3-point head strap, air flow face padding, open front panel for augmented reality apps and pretty comfortable airflow face padding. It is also said to have an adjustable focus distance, but we couldn’t get it to work well for us.
Average Price at Time of Review: £24 (USD $35)
Head Strap: 3 Point Adjustable
Strap Quality(1-10): 4
Face Padding Type: Air Flow Foam Padding
Padding Depth: 23 mm
Nose Grove Depth: 22 mm
Well Ventilated: No
Suitable For People With Glasses: Yes
Headphone and Power Lead Access: Yes
Works With Augmented Reality Apps: Yes
Lens Size: 33 mm
Lens Type: Square Optical Resin Lenses
Min Lens Distance: 70 mm
Max Lens Distance: 70 mm
Comfort Score (1 – 10): 7
Value For Money Score (1 – 10): 5
Range Of Colours: N/A
Other Names: “Focalmax Accordion VR”
Final Verdict: I really do feel torn down the middle with this headset. Part of me wants to love it because it’s so unique and well designed, but the VR fan in me wants to tell people to stay clear of it and not be scared off getting a better VR headset in the future. The truth is no matter how good it looks it falls short in a lot of areas. I have to give the makers Focalmax ten out of ten for effort. But sadly that effort has been lost on the most basic principle. It has to work and deliver a good mobile VR experience, which sadly this headset doesn’t.