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Overall Packaging Presentation: No box to speak of, but it did get sent inside some heavy duty bubble wrap that kept it protected. So while not all that presentable as a gift, it was delivered undamaged.
Whats in the box…
- Microfiber Cloth
- Thank You Note
VR Shinecon 3: Octopus
First Impressions: VR Shinecon 3: Octopus is one of a set of 3 special addition VR Shinecon 3 headsets. You can choose between the VR Shinecon 3: Pro, the VR Shinecon 3: Buzz Lightyear and this one which is the VR Shinecon 3: Octopus. Underwater VR apps might never be the same again with an Octopus on your head!
While the features and face padding design are the same it is the front face plate that changes between them. This one (The Octopus) has a front plate that is supposed to represent the underwater animal. But with only 3 legs instead of 8, it is hard to see why.
The weight distribution of this headset does seem to be pretty centred, with a lightweight design, but pretty strong build. While it doesn’t stand out as unique it does have all the right things you need to get going from the bag.
Pupil Adjustment: Yes
Focus Adjustment: No
Product Weight: 240 g
Overall Build Quality (1-10): 7
Magnet / Touch Button: No
Minimum Phone Length: 5.2″
Minimum Phone Width: 2.4″
Maximum Phone Length: 7″
Maximum Phone Width: 4″
Maximum Phone Thickness: 7 mm
Field Of View (FOV): 80°
Other / Extra Features: N/A
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Features Review: The features are the same across all 3 of these special addition headsets. So adjustable lens distance (not independently) adjustable 3-point elasticated head strap, air flow face padding and large clear lenses. That is about all you get, but it is just about all you need as well for a pretty good mobile VR experience. While it won’t run all Google Cardboard apps with a Bluetooth controller it will.
Average Price at Time of Review: £7.50 (USD $10)
Head Strap: 3 Point, Elasticated and Adjustable
Strap Quality(1-10): 7
Face Padding Type: Air Flow Covered Foam
Padding Depth: 15 mm
Nose Grove Depth: 42 mm
Nose Grove Width: 35 mm
Well Ventilated: Yes
Suitable For People With Glasses: Yes
Headphone and Power Lead Access: Yes
Works With Augmented Reality Apps: Yes
Lens Size: 42 mm
Lens Type: Optical Resin Lenses
Min Lens Distance: 55 mm
Max Lens Distance: 65 mm
Comfort Score (1 – 10): 8
Value For Money Score (1 – 10): 8
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Final Verdict: While nothing amazing or unique, this is still a pretty good headset for the price. It looks nice and while it doesn’t have the widest FOV it does have a very clear view. This is a headset best suited for first time mobile VR users looking for something a little better than a Google Cardboard device. This is not a gift-friendly headset, but it is one I would suggest people buy themselves. Get one of these, slot in a smartphone, get a Bluetooth controller and away you go!