• Steve Acquah

VR Empire Fortune v7.0

Using your smartphone is the entry level path to the experience some of the highlights of VR, but as a cradle for your device, the VR Empire Fortune v7.0 is far from entry level.

VR Empire Fortune v7.0

I find the visual experience better with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge ( 2560 x 1440 resolution, 535 ppi) than an iPhone 8+ ( 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 ppi). The audio is a completely different affair with Apple's removal of the headphone socket. It now requires some feat of innovation if you want to use the built-in headphones, or just wear the the Apple AirPods under the headphones. (An imperfect solution to the problem.)


Pros

- Comfortable to wear for extended periods and is built very well.

- Comfortable built-in over ear headphones.


Cons

- No controller included. This headset costs more than most in the same category and should really come with some form of controller.

- Headphones are a pro but this headset falls victim to Apple's removal of the headphone socket.


Summary

As an advanced headset for an entry level VR experience, it is actually a very comfortable experience. If you are looking for a small upgrade to the Google Cardboard headsets it is worth a thought but if the loss of the headphone socket is going to catalyze a trend, then this headset will need to upgrade to the next version. Also, a Bluetooth controller would be nice.



3 out of 5 Buckyballs

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