Recently, Xiaomi released the second generation of its virtual reality headset called Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset.
Virtual reality has been trying to change the modern world for several years, but so far, it does not happen. Manufacturers are releasing new headsets, but the main principle of operation remains the same – the user inserts smartphone into VR headset, launches special application and immerses into the virtual world. You can find many such VR devices costing from $5 to $50.
We received for review a new headset Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset. How does it differ from other devices on the market, and what can you do with it? We will find out this in our review.
First, we must say that the price Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset is $20. You can purchase it at GearBest store. Click on the button below to check the actual price.
Now let’s look at packaging.
Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset comes in a large enough white box. On the front panel, we see the image of the headset and model name. It seems that we have a Chinese version, because all the inscriptions in Chinese. Nevertheless, the words VR and Play are enough to understand what kind of device it is.
On the reverse side, we also see Chinese inscriptions. We do not know what is written here, so they do not make sense to us. However, on top we see Android / iOS, which means that Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset supports both Android and iOS smartphones.
Inside the box is Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset itself, and a strap to comfortably attach the headset to your head. Inside the headset, where a smartphone is inserted, there is a cardboard introduction with a QR code that allows you to download the application.
Let’s take a closer look at the design Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset, and its build quality. It seems that new Xiaomi VR headset is made of fabric, but on the manufacturer’s website listed following material: ABS, Nylon, PC. In addition, the device has glass lenses and a soft pillow so that the headset does not press on the eyes and nose. Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset has a high-quality build, we have no complaints at all.
The weight of headset is only 183 grams. On top of device is a button to confirm your action.
In addition, Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset comes with a strap. It is easily adjustable and suitable for different head sizes.
So, we can highlight changes in new model:
- updated design with smooth lines;
- other materials, designed to provide the maximum level of comfort with long operation of headset;
- additional ventilation holes for better cooling of smartphone;
- reduced weight.
As you can see, the headset does not have its own screen, processor or other computing components. It’s just a shell for your smartphone.
First, you need to download and open application on your smartphone, then insert it into the headset with the screen to the lenses. Everything is ready to immerse into the world of virtual reality!
Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset works with both Android smartphones and iPhone. The main thing is that the screen size of the mobile device should be from 4.7 to 5.7 inches.
So, you can go to Google Play Store or the App Store to download the virtual reality apps. For example, Dive City Roller Coaster allows you to experience the incredible sensations of virtual roller coaster. You can turn your head in different directions and see what’s going on behind you, over you and around where you do not turn your head.
Another game called Lost Kismet will dip you into a very small room, from where you need to get out using various items. Everything that you use is only your Xiaomi headset.
Games is only a part of VR headset possibilities. Also, you can watch VR movies with a full immersion in what is happening. Just download VR movie with 180 or 360 degrees technology. You can take part in a bank robbery, stand on the edge of a skyscraper or bend with a parachute.
By the way, you can start any video files, the main thing is to find VR player. The most popular VR player are VaR’s VR Video Player or AAA VR Cinema. Using them, you will be able to watch any movies, but without 180 or 360 degrees views. For this, you need to download special 360-degree video files.
Advantages Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset:
- Low price;
- Stylish design;
- High Quality of materials and build;
- Easy installation of smartphone;
- Adjustable strap;
- Support for Android and iOS, as well as a lot of content.
Disadvantages Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset:
- Chinese packaging and manual
Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset is an excellent budget device for everyone who wants to immerse themselves in virtual reality. The headset is a quality, soft, yet durable material that is comfortable to wear for a long time. Adjustable strap for any size of head. Quality lenses. In general, everything that is necessary for immersion in virtual reality.
In addition, the price is only $20, so the device does not hit your pocket. From the link below you can check the actual price of Xiaomi PLAY2 3D VR Headset.