Insignia™ - Virtual Reality Viewer - Gray

Immerse yourself in 3D worlds with this Insignia virtual reality headset. It works with any touch screen smartphone between 4.7 and 6 inches, and it has foam cushions on the nose and forehead areas for comfort during extended use. This Insignia virtual reality headset works with any Google Cardboard-certified app for hours of fun.
$4.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • Virtual reality headset
  • Quick start guide

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (395 out of 433)

Features


Supports smartphones with screen sizes of 4.7" to 6"

Most smartphone models are supported thanks to the universal tray.

Travel design

For stylish appearance.

Ready to use

Pre-assembled device is ready to work right out of the box.

Foam cushions on the forehead and nose area

For increased comfort.

Google™ Cardboard certified

Design and lenses of viewer have been certified by Google Cardboard* for a premium viewing experience.

Compatible apps

Compatible with thousands of VR apps available for both iOS and Android platforms.

*Google Cardboard is a trademark of Google Inc.


Customer rating

4.2
92%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dipping a toe into VR

    Posted
    Jasonmwa
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    I considered these when they were $9.99 just for the gimmick. They're cardboard, it's handheld with no way to strap to head, there's no way to control the media without removing the phone/device from the enclosure and the media offered is limited. However, I jumped on the deal when it was only $1! All that said, I think this is the perfect way to get an idea of a VR experience. This will not be an item you'll use much. Either you're blown away and you'll devote to a high end VR rig or you'll enjoy for a day or so and it'll sit on your shelf not to be used again. For the price, it could scratch an itch or decide for you if VR is your thing without utter buyer's remorse. YouTube has media to use with this and there are several apps one can download to try out VR. Not reflective of this product but most apps make you pay for HD media which is needed to really experience this platform of entertainment. Just FYI.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A nice novelty item. Could benefit from straps.

    Posted
    VeteranDad
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    The cost of this item makes it great idea for an entry-level virtual reality accessory. This is an item that I could introduce to someone who was wanting to experience virtual reality for the first time, however the lack of straps to attach the device to the user's head ruins the experience because it keeps the user from being fully immersed in the virtual reality experience. I won't speak for the effects of virtual reality per se as it would be unfair to place any focus on that department; after all, this is a product review, and as such this review should focus on the product. To summarize this is a great product for a beginner in virtual reality, but the lack of straps leave much to be desired. In addition, there just isn't a lot of software out there in the virtual reality category unless one were to invest in the higher-end virtual reality premium device. I would only recommend this to a friend who wanted to try out virtual reality for the first time. Let me make that clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not so great quality, but unbeatable price

    Posted
    JunkGuy
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    The lenses are a little blurry to me, its not that comfortable, no strap to hold it to your head, and it allows light to come in at the top and bottoms, but its a good item to try out VR games on your phone without forking over $100+ for a normal set of headgear. Cheap enough in fact that you can fix some of the problems yourself by low-tech methods and still be a tenth (or less!) of the cost of "standard" headgear. Hot gluing or taping some cloth can eliminate the areas where light seeps in, and a two foot long strip with Velcro could serve as a headband. Despite its inferior quality, its definitely worth the investment to try out the technology before committing to the higher price of full-fledged head gear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to see VR at Affordable Price

    Posted
    VRTest
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    We were very curious what VR looked like, this viewer was a very affordable way to check it out. With 20 friends and family for the Holidays everyone, young and old, had a great time learning what this new technology had to offer at a basic level. If you're just curious or want to see if you like it before purchasing an upgraded version, this is the way to go! It was very simple to use, held up nicely with all the passing around (we're still using it) and everyone had a lot of fun. For the young and old we started them in a swivel chair so they could get the full 360 experience without endangering anyone or the furniture. We passed it around for hours most taking multiple turns. For a test set or the occasional user, it's HIGHLY Recommended. Now that you've seen what it has to offer, you'll understand out what options you want to see in your upgraded version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Bought 5!

    Posted
    jesaucedo
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    I bought this due to always wanting to try out virtual reality but not wanting to drop so much money on an expensive set. I do not regret my purchase at all, watching YouTube videos along with messing around with the Google Cardboard app really make this product worth it. The construction is primarily cardboard with foam to make wearing it comfortable and while its not much, its actually quite comfortable. I had so much fun using it that I ended up buying 4 more of these for my parents and siblings after my experience. It is a great start to Virtual Reality and it won't break the bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Woah

    Posted
    Skeptic
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    This was an impulse buy. I saw it on sale for about $3 so I said to myself “eh why not?” I’m not very tech savvy so after about an hour figuring this out it was totally worth it. The virtual reality was hilarious to me. At one point while still learning an animal in the tutorial startled me. I’ve never experienced the VR world and this was a great way to start. I gave it a 4 only because it can get a bit tiresome having to hold it with both hands the whole time, but that’s what the expensive ones are for I guess. Anyway if you want to just try the VR world then this is a great start for more than half off the Big Brand prices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As good as google carboard

    Posted
    TheOblongBox
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    If you run across this in the best buy store and are wondering if it is as good as google cardboard or if it is a cheap knockoff, let me just say that it is just as good as google cardboard and works the exact same way. In fact, with these, you can download the cardboard app and use it just like google cardboard. As far as virtual reality, it is actually a lot of fun to play with. I have really enjoyed it thus far. The only actual complaint that I have about it is that it doesn't have any sort of heard strap, so you will have to hold it up yourself. Apparently, this is a part of google's design model. It's not a huge drawback, but it is something to consider.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nope

    Posted
    BMAN
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    I ordered two of them for my nephews. First, the ones I received were damaged. I appreciate how Best Buy handled the situation and sent me replacement. However, it took one week to get the replacements. Meanwhile, I had to order VRs from Amazon for my nephews as I promised them VRs in Thanksgiving weekend. Also, Best Buy doesn't have decent selection of affordable VRs! After getting VRs for my nephews, I thought I can use these VRs and none of them fit my iPhone 6 Plus. Because of this, the screen is cutting off about half inches. Anyways, for $4.99 what else I can expect? Gonna return them asap!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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