VR headsets are in no shortage today and we have tried quite a few with more to come in the coming weeks. It is a good thing to be able to check out a variety of headsets than being stuck with one or two so we can see the progress in the quality as time goes by and of course price which is important for the consumer,making these VR viewers affordable is something manufacturers need to get right to put it in peoples hands so to speak. Of course we can opt for the pure cardboard experience or shell out some more on more robust HMDs the choice is yours and there is plenty of it out there right now.

This time round we check out the I AM CARDBOARD DSCVR headset which is affordable and quite nice and does the job its set out to do,after testing for a few days I am happy with the product but can it last??

First of all check out the image gallery below and get an up-close and personal view of the unit. (Click to enlarge)

 

 

Having used the headset for a few days we can say its a nice job, its comfortable and there is not much too it really like any other headset thats similar, The screws i mention in video are not something we see all the time but I think they give it a nice look adding to its aesthetics and wont be an issue,it actually shows it has been constructed well and the headset is robust. The elastic band to hold your device in place is quite a neat idea and we can confirm the device is solid and will not move due the this and its rubber gasket type extra on the front of the headset. There is three buttons in total on the headset,two for releasing the extension and one to release the device should it stick,these are spring loaded and how long they will last is anyone’s guess but again i cant see any issue due to the force required to make them function. The band is also simple and effective clipping onto the top of the unit with ease and there should be great longevity in this as its tough yet thin…

The unit overall is compact and comes packed nicely in a plastic case with instructions on the back that are clear and simple to follow,also included is a cleaning cloth for the lenses which is always welcome as the lenses can fog up at times and using a cloth rather than your fingers to wipe the lenses is a better option. There is a wide variety of colours available to which is nice and something to please everyone,this is nice to see and typically many headsets come in one or two colours so again choice is a winner for the consumer.. Check out the full range of this particular unit and more right HERE…

Unboxing and Video Review 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO in the transport industry, mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia/Microsoft VIP, HTC Specialist, Multiple forum supporter with worldwide top rankings, I also work in the background in the mobile technology sector, weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV. Technology reviewer and blogger.Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.