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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 (462 out of 506)

    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

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 506 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Does what I wanted for pennies

      Posted
      Sprite
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      As other reviewers have said, this is a great way to introduce yourself to new technology. It was easy to put together and comfortable against the face. Others have suggested various fixes so I'll just add what wasn't in the few reviews I read. There's a button on the right side for selecting your choices once you've entered a site via your phone and settled it into the viewer. Didnt notice that from the write-up so it was a nice surprise. Pretty awesome. Took my own 360 at a park, choosing to record sound, and it had kids voices in the background to capture a great memory! Can only use it for short bursts and it bothers my eyes so although I now know what the technology has to offer and that I like it, I'd still have to buy a more expensive viewer to determine whether I could use it for a longer period of time. But for 3 bucks, this is a great purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Dipping a toe into VR

      Posted
      Jasonmwa
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      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
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      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




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