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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Fantastic build quality but blurry lenses and no QR code
Fantastic product packaging
Indirect touch button
Coated cardboard ( reduces facial grease marks)
Lenses - they are blurry
No QR code
When I opened the package I was impressed with the extra stuff, like nose padding, plastic lens protecting film, head strap, and coated cardboard. I really like the coated cardboard because it really reduces facial grease stains on the cardboard.
I was so impressed with the build quality that I really tried to make a QR code that would work with the goggles. I spent about an hour on it, but I couldn't make it look any better. I gave up. I am not sure if my unit is defective, or if others think cardboard looks this bad (it doesn't). I should be able to easily read text in games.
If I don't think about it too much and use mostly games that don't use text, it's ok. However, some of my favorites have text. It's fine for looking at cardboard pictures.
Overall, I'm disappointed. The build quality indicates the lenses would be better, or there would be a QR code. I am giving 3 stars based on the build quality and taking some away for the lenses and lack of QR code. The lenses are a bigger deal that the QR code, to me personally.
I received this product at a discount or free for my review.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Uncomfortable, broken QR
The nose piece is very uncomfortable and cuts into your nose; I had to protect my nose with tissue paper to make it bearable. There is no separator between the eyes so you tend you see the line down the middle at the edge of your vision. Also the QR code doesn't work with any Cardboard apps I've tried. Scanning with a regular scanner, it just says "SainSonic VR-03" where it should instead be a goo.gl short address. Still fun but I recommend looking elsewhere, and maybe spend a tiny bit more (seems 5 bucks can go a long way in Cardboard land).
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Good Alternative to Google Cardboard at Price Point
By Sean Deschene
You get nearly the same experience as Google Cardboard, but half the price. It added a bit of tape for your forehead (less facial oil degrading the cardboard) but did not have the phone grip in phone housing area at the back. I had to hold the phone in viewer so it did not slide out. I am not one to go hands free, so not an issue for me, but if you plan to go hands free, you will want to modify the viewer so your phone does not go flying as you turn your head on that roller coaster! :-)