VR is still out of the reach for most people. When you look at a high-end set like the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, you’re looking at spending well over a thousand dollars in order to experience VR as it was meant to be experienced. However, low-end VR has also become popular. This VR Park V3 headset review will help you determine if this low-cost VR device is actually something that’s worth your time and money.
You might be wondering why anyone would spend money on the lower end version when you could just invest your money is a higher end VR headset. Well, the reality is that no matter the type of headset you have, chances are you will be in for an exhilarating experience that is truly like no other.
In addition to that, purchasing a lower end option is a great wat you go if you want to spread the joy of VR to younger children who may not be ready to use the capabilities that a higher end model might provide.
VR Park V3 Headset: Specs
|Headset Type||Head-mounted glasses|
|Resolution||Based on phone|
|Field of View||Based on phone|
The general consensus among users is that you get what you pay for with this device. In short, that means you’re not getting very much. It’s a fairly simple device, just one step above Google Cardboard. This isn’t a device that’s meant to compete with Oculus or Vive, but it might be a good competitor among lower-end headsets.
With that being said, just because you get fewer specs with this VR headset does not mean that this is not a great VR headset to use. In fact, this set is the perfect option to go with for individuals who are just getting started in the VR world. In addition to that, it is a great option to go for with young kids because they will likely not be able to use all the features of a higher end model, to begin with.
What’s unique about this headset is the fact that you can buy a controller peripheral. While this is optional, it greatly enhances the experience of playing around with this headset. Unfortunately, the controller doesn’t work with everything – and this is a huge reason why the headset deserves a lower rating than it typically gets. Consider the controller a necessity if you are going to buy the device, especially if you want something akin to a real VR experience.
Pros & Cons
VR Park V3 Headset: Design & Requirements
This is a fairly simple device that will work with most late-generation smartphones. Expect to get it moving well with an iPhone 6/7, or anything else with a six-inch screen. Generally speaking, the only real requirement is that your phone fits inside the device. If you can manage that much, you’ll get the device to run as needed.
There’s not much to the design of this glasses-based unit. It’s relatively light, and doesn’t pinch the head, which is an improvement over the design of most low-end units. The simple design is a blessing, since it takes a lot of the frustration out of using the unit. It’s also a curse, because a more complex device would probably allow for a better unit overall.
VR Park V3 Headset: Controls & Display
The display of the VR Park V3 is entirely dependent on your phone. As such, this device is recommended for those who have newer smartphones, with an HD display. You won’t miss out on much if you don’t have the absolute top of the line, but you will miss out if you have an older phone.
The default controls for this device are problematic at best. There is no action button, so you’ll have to hope that any app you use has tilt controls. If the app requires more, you’ll have to take out the phone. However, there is a separate controller you can buy, which is wonderful. Unfortunately, the added cost takes away from most of the appeal of this unit.
VR Park V3 Headset: Setup
Setup is, once again, dependent on the phone. You’ll do a bit of focusing and headset modification when you first take the unit out of the box, but there’s nothing particularly tough here. Since this is a headset unit, you won’t have to worry about room-level setup, or connecting to a PC.
It shouldn’t take you more than about fifteen minutes to set everything up, including app download time. Individual apps may be harder to use, and most of the setup will need to be done before you put the phone in the headset. Fortunately, most apps can be set up one time, and then used without any other input.
VR Park V3 Headset: User Experience
There’s some real division in the user community for this device, and that division is largely predicated upon preconceived notions. If you already know what you’re likely to get out of a device of this caliber, you’ll probably be happy. If you don’t, you may be disappointed.
Like all of the other lower-end VR devices, the biggest problem with this one is a lack of available apps. There are a few good apps out there, but they won’t give you the experience you might hope for from a VR headset. If you think of this device as more of a 3D viewer, you’ll likely be impressed by what it can do. If you think of it as something that will offer truly immersive entertainment, though, you might not be happy.
Like all of the other lower-end VR devices, the biggest problem with this one is a lack of available apps. There are a few good apps out there, but they won’t give you the experience you might hope for from a VR headset. If you think of this device as more of a 3D viewer, you’ll likely be impressed by what it can do. If you think of it as something that will offer truly immersive entertainment, though, you might not be happy. With that being said, the experience that you do get is one that is mesmerizing and entertaining. For younger kids who might have lower expectations, this model will certainly do the trick. However, if you are a gamer and are looking for a true immersive experience, you may not be in such luck.
So, what’s the bottom line? In short, this is a decent device. It isn’t revolutionary, but at least it isn’t made out of cardboard either. It’s comfortable, easy to use, and you won’t spend much time on setup. You won’t go to immersive virtual worlds, and you probably won’t be sold on VR, but you will have a good time with this device. Let us know what you think of the VR Park V3 headset down below.
As we have mentioned several times already, this is a great device to go with if you are looking to purchase something easy to use and simple for younger children. You really do get what you pay for and with this device, you are not paying a whole lot
Recommended read: Google Cardboard Headset Review