Immerse Plus Virtual Reality Headset Review (Thumbs Up)

Immerse Plus Virtual Reality Headset
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EDITOR'S REVIEW
OVERALL EDITOR'S RATING:
What It Is
Immerse Plus is an affordable virtual reality (VR) headset from Thumbs Up. Features include a plastic shell casing, eye cushions, and adjustable lenses and head strap. The device is made to hold most smartphone devices with screens approximately four to six inches (this includes both iOS and Android devices). There is also a slit along the side of the casing so you can easily insert a headphone cable through for easy and private listening. 


To use, simply insert your device with content already loaded and ready to watch. There are no exterior buttons to shuffle through content once your device is inside the headset, so it's important you do so beforehand. 


Once inside, the headset features cushions and holders in place to keep your device from shifting around during viewing. The head strap can be adjusted and you can turn the lenses on the interior of the headset to move them inward or outward to adjust your vision. 


This is only a VR headset, content is not included and must be purchased or downloaded separately.

Is It Fun?
While steps were taken to provide a comfortable viewing experience with the headset, it wasn't very comfortable. For those that wear glasses, be aware that using VR headsets in general can often be an uncomfortable experience. This headset is unfortunately no different. Yes, there are lenses you can adjust but even when adjusted, glasses don't fit properly within the frame. 


We also found that after a certain amount of viewing-time, the headset dug into the ridge of our noses. 

Who It’s For

Virtual Reality experiences however, should not be handed over lightly to any child under the ages of 12. 

What To Be Aware Of
Content is something you'll need to find on your own. There are many free VR experiences you can readily find available in the Google Play and app stores. Suggested maps can also be found by visiting immersedheadset.com, including a lot of kid-friendly content, which we liked. 


As the directions suggest, regular breaks should be taken when using this device and you should never exceed more than two hours at a time. That said, we actually felt that while steps were taken to provide a comfortable viewing experience with the headset, it wasn't comfortable at all. The device is not made to be worn with glasses so if you are far-sighted, this is not the project for you. Yes, there are lenses you can adjust but even when adjusted, glasses do not fit properly. We also found that after a certain amount of time the headset dug into the ridge of our nose. While the side adjustment straps work perfectly fine, the top strap did not. When wearing it, it felt like the headset was going to slide off. While yes, it does provide you with a solid way to view VR content, the level of comfort, we felt, was still lacking.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy