Xiaomi mi vr play 2 review

Xiaomi's Mi VR Play 2 looks exactly the same as the Google Daydream headphối — & that's probably by kiến thiết. Save for the color of the headset's fabric, a lack of remote control, (& the $29 price difference) the two headsets easily look lượt thích cousins. But once you put on the Mi VR Play 2, you'll see its $trăng tròn price at work.

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Mi VR Play 2 doesn't have a dedicated VR phầm mềm like the Samsung Galaxy Gear VR or the Google Daydream, running VR apps that are only compatible with Google Cardboard. Essentially what you're getting is a souped-up, more comfortable, version of Google Cardboard with an adjustable strap.

When looking at VR headsets, it's important to keep in mind the cấp độ of immersion you're getting. This mix isn't an Oculus Rift and it doesn't offer some sort of paradigm shifting VR experience. At around $trăng tròn, the price range sits directly between nicer VR sets lượt thích the Samsung Gear VR và cheaper options lượt thích the Google Cardboard sets. But it has plenty of competitors that offer a similar experience, such as the Pocket 360 & Fiit VR.

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The Mi VR Play 2 lacks a remote control, but has a button on top of the headmix insteadnghienxiaomi.com

Design

The Mi VR Play 2 is designed to lớn fit any điện thoại thông minh with a display kích thước from 4.7-5.7 inches & is actually compatible with far more mobile devices than many of its competitors. That said, if you're an OtterBox user — or have any kind of protective case — you'll need lớn remove it before putting your phone in the Mi VR Play 2.


The headmix itself is lightweight & relatively comfortable, with plenty of padding around the mask area. The Velcro strap is easy to set up, & its soft material keeps it from agitating the user's skin. Unfortunately, the strap doesn't fit particularly well around the ears, and while this isn't a huge problem, it could get annoying during long VR sessions. On top of this, the strap prevents the use of over-ear headphones, which can hamper your ability lớn enjoy horror games that rely heavily on sound.

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The Mi VR Play 2 lacks a remote control, & in exchange you get a button located in the top right corner of the headphối. While it's easy lớn reach, continually touching your face isn't a particularly natural inclination when playing a đoạn Clip game.

Still, most of these small issues can be overlooked. The major design flaw is how front-heavy the device is. Because the frame is so lightweight (183 grams), once a phone is inserted inkhổng lồ the slot, it can feel as though the headmix is pulling your head forward or slipping down the bridge of your nose.

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The Mi VR Play 2 works with any smartphone, but you'll need to lớn take a protective case off firstnghienxiaomi.com

Performance

The device's setup is relatively simple. All you bởi is scan the QR code, slide your phone inlớn the holster, và you're ready to lớn play with any Google Cardboard compatible apps. Unfortunately, the QR code that came with the box was unreadable & I had to resort khổng lồ scouring Google for a valid one. Just something to lớn note.

The mask itself lets in very little light noise, & the small amount you see is completely negligible. While in use, the Mi VR 2 allows for a 93 degree turning radius, & although that's not perfect, it does enough khổng lồ keep the user feeling immersed. The virtual reality views, while not crystal clear, aren't blurry, and the headset's visuals work perfectly fine for its price range. When you're playing, however, the action button can be a bit temperamental và occasionally seems to lớn have a mind of its own, randomly deciding when the button is và isn't going to work.


Verdict

This device is pretty easy lớn piông xã apart. The basic design coupled with the fact that the headmix doesn't have sầu a dedicated ứng dụng, limits the Mi VR Play 2's ability to do anything revolutionary. On the other, it's still a good, cheap alternative to Google Cardboard và provides a relatively comfortable & intuitive VR experience.

Overall, the Mi VR Play 2 is a functional device, but there are plenty of headsets that do the same thing, for the same price, and you get controls that work when you want.

Pros:

• Price

• A lightweight headset

• Compatible with Google Cardboard VR apps

Cons:

• Uncomfortable, front heavy, not a great strap

• Instructions are not clear

• Doesn't have a dedicated VR App

If interested in buying a Mi VR Play 2 headset, please visit GearBest.


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