Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR (Mobile VR Headset)



“…relatively cheap and affordable and made it look like a premium product.”

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Box Weight: 419 g
Box Height: 10 cm
Box Width: 17 cm
Box Length: 23 cm

Overall Packaging Presentation: While clearly aimed at the Chinees market, the plain white box with a few images on it looks pretty good. No exactly shop ready, but much better presented than many of Xiaomi’s headsets. Opening the box, the headset is rested in a cardboard frame giving it a little more protection. But other than that there are no other signs of protection.

Whats in the box…

  • Headset
  • Instruction Booklet

Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR (Mobile VR Headset)

First Impressions: Holding in my hands for the first time it feels like a lightweight headset and well balanced. With its nylon cloth covering it also feel good to hold and in classic Xiaomi style, they have taken something that is relatively cheap and affordable and made it look like a premium product. I just hope that it is a premium product in other aspects than just looks.

Pupil Adjustment: No
Focus Adjustment: No
Product Weight: 225 g
Overall Build Quality (1-10): 8
Magnet / Touch Button: Yes
Minimum Phone Length: 5″
Minimum Phone Width: 2.6″
Maximum Phone Length: 7″
Maximum Phone Width: 3.5″
Maximum Phone Thickness: 14 mm
Field Of View (FOV): 85°
Other / Extra Features: N/A
QR Code: Available

Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR QR Code
Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR QR Code

Features Review: And sadly this is where things start of fall apart for the Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR. With no pupil or focus adjustment, a lot of people are instantly going to be excluded from using this headset. To be honest, it’s only redeeming feature is that it has a screen touch button. So not an impressive list of features, but hopefully it will redeem itself in terms of experience.

Additional Information…

Average Price at Time of Review: £20 (USD $25)
Head Strap: 2 Point, Elasticated and Adjustable
Strap Quality(1-10): 5
Face Padding Type: Nylon covered Airflow Foam
Padding Depth: 8 mm
Nose Grove Depth: 26 mm
Nose Grove Width: 32 mm
Well Ventilated: Yes
Room for Glasses: 5.8″ Max
Headphone and Power Lead Access: Yes
Works With Augmented Reality Apps: No
Lens Size: 35 mm
Lens Type: Optical Resin Lenses
Min Lens Distance: 60 mm
Max Lens Distance: 60 mm
Comfort Score (1 – 10): 6
Value For Money Score (1 – 10): 7
Range Of Colours: N/A
Other Names: “Xiaomi Play”

Final Verdict: While I wouldn’t say I hate this headset in any way it could have been a lot better. The lack of viewing adjustment features is what really kills this headset which is a shame. To be honest, it feels great to hold and looks pretty good. Even the viewing experience isn’t horrible.

But it is all so…meh! Xiaomi has got a name for themselves for taking high-cost, premium products and making them as cheap as possible. So what you often end up with is a product that often delivers 80% of the experience you get with a full price item at only 50% of the cost of it. But when it comes to VR headsets they seem to be making it up as they go along! Sure, this is supposed to be a cheap version of the Google Daydream, but it is more a nightmare.

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