VR – Virtual Reality and AR – Augmented Reality are two hypes right now and the race for VR headsets is alight with many manufacturers competing against each other to bring their unique offering to the market,one thing though here is the cost and with the upcoming options we are all aware of now is not designed to reach the consumer market so much and mainly for real tech heads like myself,However Samsung have done so bringing its last headset down quite a bit now with the consumer model at an affordable price if you will..

How about a similar experience for just €30? It is possible thanks to iCandy,not as immersive as what is now available but its quite good and in fact comfortable to wear too and light,Yes you can now buy such a device from the Carphone Warehouse and the good thing with it is its universal,Unlike what others have to offer there is no limit to the amount of devices that you can use with this which is a huge advantage over the fixed ones from say Samsung,this though is not a hit at Samsung but they have chosen this route but this time round the latest can take 4 devices where the first innovator pack just took the Note 4 limiting its maximum potential to reach the consumer,the Note 4 is a phablet and even though they sell by the truckload they do not match the likes of the S6 or 6 edge in volume…

So what do we get for €30 with iCandy?

A headset in a box with a cloth,some straps which are already installed,not like the Gear VR which had to be installed which is no big deal and the packaging was no big deal for both although the iCandy did come better packed in a nicer package and more robust than Samsung…Also to note they come with a cloth to wipe the eyelets they tend to steam up now and then which is annoying but cant be avoided really.

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The product features

  • Watch 3D movies and play games
  • Light weight with elastic comfort band
  • Foam padding around eyepiece
  • Experience computer-simulated environments
  • Compatible with multiple devices with screen sizes 3.5 inches up to 5.7 inches
  • Maximum length of phone 154mm
  • Maximum width 82mm

To set up is simple you can use the Google cardboard and then select games from the store and fire away,It is comfortable to wear and easy to adjust should you need to when showing friends or family..

Any questions fire away below or get us on Twitter,Check out the unboxing below..

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport, Mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top rankings, Also working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.