If you are looking to get into the world of VR and you don’t want to spend big money on top-tier headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or the PlayStation VR, you may want to consider the Dream Vision VR headset from Tzumi Electronics.
While virtual reality has been around for decades, it’s just in the past couple of years that we are seeing the technology catching on for consumers.
Oculus, is the company that re-ignited the trend with other manufacturers recently jumping on the bandwagon offering their own devices in efforts to gain market share.
There are plenty of other affordable alternatives to get you up and running and this headset by Tzumi Electronics looks seems to fit the bill. It comes packaged in a thin nylon bag, and the body is made mainly out of plastic.
Using plastic materials isn’t a surprise given the price which retails for around $20 at Walmart.
At times the Dream Vision can feel a bit bulky and awkward when you strap it on your head, and the integrated retractable earbuds only extend 8-inches
The front of the visor is made of plastic, and it is a fingerprint and dust magnet so frequent cleanings might be in order.
You open the front where the smartphone caddy resides, and that’s where you’ll put your mobile device.
This unit is compatible with all smartphones up to 6-inches, which includes the iPhone and Galaxy devices.
The dual lens setup gives a narrow viewing angle between 70-90 degrees. You’ll have to adjust your focal length, using the sliders on the bottom of the VR headset.
For the price, it’s not a bad experience, and it’s a decent buy at the lower-end of the scale. You won’t get any controllers, and there’s only a single magnetic control switch on the outside left corner, for menu selection. It works alright with all VR apps, and it’s slightly better than what I expected.