The virtual reality revolution is underway. Technology heavyweights such as Google and Facebook are investing huge resources in VR. Consumers can’t wait to get in on the VR gaming action, but a large number of VR headsets are expensive. Most of the ones that are affordable do not offer a great VR experience. DESTEK, which makes affordable VR headsets, has introduced a new DESTEK V4 headset. Let’s check out if it is worth buying.
DESTEK V4 design
The new DESTEK V4 appears similar to the other VR headsets, but it is designed for comfortable wearing. The T-shaped head strap is easily adjustable. It has an upward 9-degree of adjustment to ensure that the strap doesn’t touch your ears. It also relieves pressure on your nose and head. The V4’s face padding is made of soft leather. It means you can keep the headset on for longer without any discomfort or irritation.
Users can also adjust the focal and pupil distance from the top and temple area of the device to get the best possible view. Besides the headset, the box includes a portable storage bag, a user manual, extra EVA pads, and a cleaning cloth.
The conductive touch button at the top gives users more versatility in VR games without a remote controller. Many VR games such as Alien Attack VR, Lady vs. Monster VR, and others are designed to support the trigger. You can easily control them using the touch button/trigger. If you are using Daydream phones, you can press the touch button to re-center your view.
The DESTEK V4 COMBO Version comes with a tiny, lightweight Bluetooth gamepad. Of course, it isn’t capable of replacing a full-fledged gamepad, but it’s good enough to improve your mobile VR gaming experience. The gamepad’s small size makes it comfortable to use. It can be also used as player controller to the smartphone music, movie to play/pause, Vol+ Vol-, Previous Song, Next Song.
Optics on DESTEK V4 headset
DESTEK has focused heavily on optics with the V4 headset. It has an impressive 103 degrees Field of View (FOV). The company settled on 103 degrees FOV after a lot of testing. The FOV, coupled with the distance between images and your eyes and the clear view, determines whether a device will offer an immersive VR experience. They had to strike a balance between these three factors and the weight of the headset.
The DESTEK V4 uses an anti-reflective and anti-blue light coating on its lenses to protect your eyes. The lenses are made out of Acrylic, which has a transmittance rate of 92%. DESTEK has further enhanced it to 94% while protecting your eyes from harmful radiation.
Is it compatible with my phone?
DESTEK V4’s is designed such that you can adjust it to three optimum positions to fit your smartphone. The VR headset is compatible with a wide range of Android and iOS smartphones with screen sizes between 4.5-inch and 6-inch. You can use it with the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone 6S series, iPhone 6 line, as well as the upcoming iPhone 8. It works with all of Samsung’s Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones including the latest Galaxy Note 8.
Other phones supported by the headset include Google Pixel and Pixel XL; LG G6, G5, G3, and V20; Huawei P10, P9, P8, Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and Mate 8; HTC 10 and HTC U Ultra; Moto X, Moto E, Moto Z Force, and Moto G4 Plus. Since it’s compatible with a wide variety of smartphones, your friends, family members, and kids can also use the headset.
How much does it cost?
The product is available on Amazon and on DESTEK’s website (here is Amazon’s product page link). DESTEK has priced the V4 at $59.99. But you can get it for as low as $20 under a limited period offer. The company also offers a 12-month warranty on the headset.
The DESTEK V4 is a competitively priced VR headset. It offers pretty good audio and visual VR experience. If you have held on buying a VR headset until now, the V4 could be the right device to start exploring the virtual reality, playing your favorite games, and enjoying a roller coaster ride right from the comfort of your home. All for just $20.