The GenBasic Virtual Reality System is a standalone system that comes complete with Nibiru Android OS. This is essentially a specialized Linux distribution designed to work with VR headsets. Rather than requiring outside computing power, GenBasic units actually feature their own equipment, installed right in the unit itself. We took a look at hardware specifications and the user experience to compile a GenBasic Virtual Reality System review, and provide a fair look at the GenBasic headset.
GenBasic Virtual Reality System: Specs
|Headset Type||Nibiru Android VR System|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440|
|Field of View||360° Nominal, 110° Actual|
|Sensors||4K H.265/H.264 Hardware Decoder|
|Controls||Bluetooth 4.0 Controls|
The GenBasic Virtual Reality System headset is a rather unique, Android Nibiru VR headset that promises to work wonders for both gaming and video watching needs. Its additional controls, sensors, and field of view recommend it as one of the best VR headsets in its category on the market. Users are reportedly happy with its features, especially the display, which doesn’t give them any headaches.
Pros & Cons
GenBasic Virtual Reality System: Design & Requirements
Due to its unique design, you won’t have to provide much of anything when you set up your GenBasic Quad VR headset. While it comes with enough chips to provide 16GB of eMMC memory, you can expand this through the included microSD slot. It supports 1080P HDMI input, if you want to stream content from another computer.
While the latency is a bit high for serious gamers, it’s great for anyone who wants to stream 3D movies from a desktop or laptop computer. Gamers who want to enjoy competitive FPS sessions can sync a full-sized controller to their headset with the Bluetooth 4.0 air jacks.
The headset comes complete with a 3.7V 40000mAH battery pack that should last you around two hours before you have to charge it up. Some users use the unit with the charger plugged in, much like they would any regular laptop computer. A few users have reported getting up to four hours of use out of the battery, when they’re just watching movies.
GenBasic Virtual Reality System: Controls & Display
Many types of controllers are compatible with the Bluetooth port, and gamers probably have something lying around that work with the unit. Additional controls are available for those who suffer from myopia. You can adjust the aspheric glass lens elemen, for up to -6 diopters of adjustment. This is more than enough for the vast majority of users.
Both lenses are replaceable, if you ever break one, but the unit is durable enough that it shouldn’t be an issue. The 5.5″ 2560×1440 display features a 75Hz low latency design that makes it easy to play even the most demanding of games.
GenBasic Virtual Reality System: Setup
Since the GenBasic Virtual Reality System is essentially an Android-based PC inside of a pair of goggles, you’ll have to configure it just like you would any other Android device. You’ll want to take some time configuring options in each of the various control panels that the system software provides you.
Once you have this done, you can install any VR app that you want from the Google Play Store. In theory, you could even install regular, more traditional 2D apps as well, though they’d look rather strange.
GenBasic Virtual Reality System: User Experience
Some users love the fact that they can watch the 75Hz display without suffering from any headaches. They say that this device beats anything currently on the market that requires a smartphone. Other users like the fact that the device works with their Xbox One without any ghosting, even if you can sometimes notice pixels present inside of images.
In terms of complaints, some people complain that they can’t see the screen edges, but still feel that the display is of a high enough quality that this isn’t too much of a problem.
While you should expect to spend some time configuring your new VR headset, and getting used to it, this unit is a solid device that fills a specific niche. Despite the name, the GenBasic Virtual Reality System is anything but basic. It should fulfill the needs of serious gamers and A/V fans who want the most out of their virtual reality experience.
You’ll certainly want to take the opportunity to use regular VR goggles, before you graduate up to this more advanced pair. If you have any experience with GenBasic goggles, or would like to ask anything about them, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section down below.