Lenovo - Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges - AR Headset with Lightsaber Controller and Tracking Beacon - Black

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Feel the Force as you fight for galactic peace with the Lenovo Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges AR headset. It works with an iOS or Android smartphone to enable the game app, letting you engage in virtual Jedi duels. This Lenovo Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges AR headset includes a lightsaber controller and a tracking beacon to arm you for battle.
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Overview

What's Included


  • 2 x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • 5V/1A Wall-Charger
  • Augmented reality headset
  • Lightning to micro-USB cable
  • Lightsaber controller, tracking beacon
  • Micro USB to Micro USB cable
  • Owner's manual
  • Phone Tray
  • Power Cable
  • USB C to micro USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (478 out of 538)

Features


Compatible smartphone required

Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges is a smartphone-powered experience compatible with select Android and iOS devices.*

Mirage AR headset, lightsaber controller and tracking beacon kit

Brings Star Wars™ into your world with the technology of augmented reality.

Lightsaber controller design

Experience what it feels like to wield a lightsaber for the first time - to face-off against enemies right in your own living room.

Tracking beacon

The Mirage AR headset's two fisheye cameras lock onto the tracking beacon to ensure accurate tracking of your location, while expanding and filling in the environment around you with an immersive augmented reality universe.

Transparent front shield

Enables smartphone cameras for the Star Wars™ augmented reality apps.

Soft, elastic headband

Offers stability while maintaining the optimal level of comfort.

* For use with: iPhone® X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel, Moto Z² Force Edition, LG G6.**

** Additional devices will be added to the above list soon. Check back here for updates.

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Customer rating

4.4
89%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jedi challenges Review

    Posted
    Allan55

    this really cool so much fun to play but let me put in some pro and cons. Pros : 1. The fact its fun to play and what is great that it gets you off the couch, its great for exercise, after my first battle i felt a little worked. 2. The graphics are very cool to see that in front of you and the characters do speak to you which is pretty cool, not only that but augmented reality is great so you can see whats around you, so you dont get hurt or knock something over. 3. you can choose your own destiny which you can play mission over again to get better or you stay at the level you want not only that you dont have go mastery level you can play FOREVER its really up to you. 4. its pretty easy to operate not to confusing once you understand how it works your good to go ( if your younger or not sure have someone help you so it doesn't get damaged ) 5. you get have that feel that your actually a Jedi, to know that experience to feel as if your part of the saga. Cons : 1. I hope they can figure out how to keep the phone cool when it gets to hot it tells you you need to shut down but that this a great idea however for one that wants to play longer, the fact is its limited play until that message shows up maybe the best way to cool it is by putting in cooling packets in some compartment not sure ? 2. could be a little bit more comfortable after some time my cheeks start to hurt ( probably could loosen it a bit but dont want it to fall off LOL ) also forehead was sweating, maybe extra pading 3. its using a small cored to plug in from phone to head set i mean that is ok, however its not Bluetooth from head set to phone just phone to light saber, would like to see it that happen or like the Samsung VR. ( maybe this more of a suggestion ) 4. it can be heavy for someone that is younger so i am hoping for that next one that comes out like a Version 2 that there is some way to counter balance the weight. Suggestions : 1. More Bluetooth capability 2. More of a story line its ok now but would like to see characters interact more ( like star wars online game but not online but you answer question along the way and choose weather you are dark-side or light-side ) 3. two player would be very cool to battle your friend would be awesome. 4. sell to more than one store best buy is good but people dont always have that store close to them. 5. counter balance, more comfort 6. cool the phone reason for rating: 5 out 5 its because this is very cool when the pros are better than the cons in any gamer product it wins, i just like to be picky lol, I hope this helps

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for your feedback.
      We are glad you are having fun with the Star Wars Jedi Challenges.
      Some phones may experience an increase in temperature when running graphics found in apps such as Jedi Challenges, but our app is designed to safely operate within the established parameters of your supported phone to deliver a high quality gameplay experience with no harm to your phone. For more information, please visit support.lenovo.com/jedichallenges.
      For the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges headset, try adjusting the two side straps first. Then tighten the top strap until it you feel comfortable.
      The game is intended for people 13 and older. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The future of casual gamingstarts here.

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

    Being in the emerging technologies field, I have had the opportunity to test many different systems involving Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The Star Wars Challenges VR system is a great introduction to AR for those who don't want to sink $1,000+ in a VR system and a high-end PC. This phone-based system takes the concept introduced to the public by the likes of Google Cardboard to the next level with the addition of a tracking beacon that orients the in-game graphics and your visual space to the real world, giving you a motion-sickness free experience that you soon lose yourself in. The three different types of games you can play provide hours of entertainment, which include a chess-type game, a battle strategy game, and the one you will purchase this for, the light saber battles. They are all designed to cater to your activity level, allowing you to pull up a seat in the middle of the floor for a thinking game of Holochess, get down on the floor to move your live-action battle, or break into a sweat fighting the likes of two Crimson Guards as you slash, block, duck right, slide left and duck under their onslaught, as well as many other enemies including Droid Troops, Grand Inquisitors, and the dreaded Darth Vader. In all, the cost of the system is worth the amount of entertainment you will receive, especially with some of the sales Best Buy has on the systems (I purchased mine at 50% off). At the discounted rates, and the recent release of a multi-player battle mode, It may be worth picking up two systems. PROS: - A wide variety of game play - Very stable, so no worry about motion sickness - The "hologram"-type graphics fit well to the plot, so you don't notice the resolution - Portable; You could play it outside on a nice clear night! - The developers are continually improving the gameplay - Setup is easy no matter what phone you use CONS: - The AR headgear is front-heavy, reducing the play length of any one session - Tested on seven different adults, and four children, and all wished the strap near the back of the head could be lower to help with the balance, but the design stops the strap at the top of the ears. - While the battery life of the lightsaber and tracking beacon are long, the app puts high-demand on your phone, which causes much heat and will have your phone battery running low before anything else. - There is no easy way to clear alerts or messages you may get on your phone during the game, so you have to disassemble the headgear to clear an alert. (I find putting it in airplane mode before playing reduces some of it, but the low-battery alert still has to be dealt with)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kids love this, but my iPhone gets so hot!

    Posted
    Melmer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My kids love this game. My 6 and 9 yr olds have played it. My 9 yr old does better but with the 6 yr old it involves a lot of parent assistance which drives me crazy since I’m not into playing games. The graphics are pretty neat though. It can be confusing to play with the chess like games and navigating the menu. My 9 yr old figured it out after I was just done with it. The 6 yr just wants to fight people. Lol. I wish there was just a basic play fight option rather than this real game of trying to figure things out. The 6 yr old doesn’t do well with that. They do have a lot of fun though. My only other concern is how hot my iPhone gets! It wears down the battery fast and typically when it pops up low battery on my phone, they finish, but when I take my phone out of the headset, it is really hot! I worry about long term damage to my phone.I wish there was better ventilation to the phone while it was in there. I have the iPhone 6s. It’s a pain anyways because I have to take my phone out of the case to put into the headset which worries me. My iPhone was expensive and I never like it out of it’s case. It would be better if this could use an older 4s instead since I have a spare. If you have an older smart phone that’s compatible with this, I would recommend it, but if you are using your main more expensive smartphone, I wouldn’t recommend it. You really won’t want to hassle with it. Another thing is since you are using your phone’s screen to play through the headset, any texts or alerts that pop up stay up the whole time and display on the play screen. My kids didn’t really care but that would drive me crazy. When the low battery alert pops up, it’s right in the middle of the screen which is why they stop playing. Otherwise you need to slide the cassette out of the headset which holds your phone and push the button to get rid of the alerts.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are glad to hear that your family is having a lot of fun playing the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. Some phones may experience an increase in temperature when running graphics found in apps such as Jedi Challenges, but our app is designed to safely operate within the established parameters of your supported phone to deliver a high quality gameplay experience with no harm to your phone. For more information, please visit support.lenovo.com/jedichallenges. lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great VR for the price, great Christmas gift

    Posted
    Robert

    You finally get to use a light saber. It gets intense and your skills quickly get better if you want to survive and pass the levels. This is great for many ages. My three year old uses it. PRICE I own and love my oculus Rift, but to get that you need a 2,000 to 3,000 computer plus 500 for the Rift. And you really don't like just anybody use it. 200.00 you can't beat it. It has everything needed except your phone. Just make sure your phone is compatible. I love hosting parties and believe me this will be a hit and I won't have to worry too much about it. Christmas and movie are around the corner, plan for this to be sold out and people snatching them up in bundles only to sell them for more on eBay or Craigslist . Be smart get this while they are in supplies and be that awesome uncle/aunt/mom/dad/bro or sis.or grandparents. COMPONENTS. They are well made and look really good. The light saber is awesome and can be displayed when not in use. Good job

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are happy you are having fun the your Star Wars Jedi Challenges. Thank you . lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow

    Posted
    Ccoogler
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was starting second think my preorder but after UPS delivered it and I ran the first round of the game I am amazed. I am using a iPhone 7plus. I had to remove it from its case for it to fit in the googles. Make sure the phone is charged. It is annoying when the battery warning pops up and freezes the game. The only way to clear the pop up is to remove the iPhone from the googles which is a little bit of a pain. I Recommend using the phone in airplane mode and only turn on Bluetooth for the game. The instruction booklet is physically tiny with mice print so I did not bother reading them. The app that you will need to download will guide you through the setup process. Another negative is that they only provided one charger for both the headset and the lightsaber. I have only played the lightsaber duels so far, but the gameplay is amazing. The lightsaber has some feedback and the graphics are very realistic. I recommend this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are glad you are having fun with the Lenovo Star Wars Challenges game. We recommend that your phone be 100% charged before you start the game. lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game for ALL types of fans !!!

    Posted
    eileen
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    You don't have to be an avid Star Wars fan to enjoy this game, but it definitely helps. I was sooo excited to get my hands on this because I'm a huge fan! It's an incredible feeling to be able to put yourself into the Star Wars world! I have an iPhone 7 plus, and using it with the device was quite easy. Set up and instructions were clear and understandable. I noticed a reviewer raised a concern around the heat and the phone? I played for ~30 minutes and didn't notice my phone getting that hot (no more than when I'm watching Netflix and whatnot). The games are well executed -- graphics, next steps, storyline, conclusion, etc. It is so fun to play and a good arm workout (or maybe I just don't have any arm strength lol). It's nice to actually use a lightsaber, and not have to worry about hurting anyone -- really living out my childhood dreams hahaa I think this is going to be THE holiday present of the season and it comes just in time for the next movie!! I would DEFINITELY recommend this to a friend (and strangers)!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are glad to hear that you are having a lot of fun playing the Star Wars Jedi Challenges. Thank you. lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Awesome

    Posted
    Mags90

    I was a little hesitant when buying because this was a new product but it was so worth the wait and the price. It does suck the life out of your battery, but we got about two hours worth of play-time before the battery hit 22%. The graphics are awesome and it's a great AR experience. I was apprehensive of the "AR" because the description said that you had to use your phone for it (VR games use a phone). This was way beyond what I thought it was going to be. The phone is not in front of your face like VR but at an angle so you can still see the room but the projection is in front of you. The equipment is well made. We had a ton of fun playing with the lightsaber and were impressed with the range of the globe. Our apartment isn't too large but it managed to scan the majority of our living room and kitchen. All in all, I'd definitely recommend getting one of these, especially if you're a Star Wars and/or AR fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are happy to hear that you are having a lot fun with the Star Wars Jedi Challenges game. Thank you. lenovo

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED

    Posted
    CMOHR54
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I was browsing the store for something new and cool to play and found this awesome VR game, my first thoughts were it is Star Wars and involves lightsaber duels (should be awesome) right? I was very wrong. I have a new IPHONE X and the lightsaber does not want to connect to my phone regardless of what I do so I ask my brother for his IPHONE and it connects within 2 seconds. (which is agitating as his phone is older, and have read reviews that they have fixed them to work) Finally upon playing the game, I found that often the lightsaber and guys would appear way far above what they should be, even in an open space room with 10+ feet around me. The game play is definitely fun, but when it is hard to assemble and it glitches, it makes it NOT fun. Upon exiting the game and taking out the phone, it was steaming hot, even in an airconditioned room. Overall very unsatisfied and will be returning the product. It will eventually be really cool, but as of now I don't think it is worth the money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you are having problems setting up the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. Please make sure to update your iOS version to 11.2 or superior to insure compatibility of the iPhone X with Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges. Please make sure that the compatible phone is out of the headset when setting the system up for the first time. Then, when prompted insert the phone into the tray and then into the headset. It is very important when setting up the system for the first time to use the "app" that is provided to guide you through the entire set up process. This insures that the whole system: headset, phone, tracking beacon and Lightsaber controller, will be synced correctly. If this does not work please contact our support team for a detailed troubleshooting guidance @ support.lenovo.com/jedichallenges. Some phones may experience an increase in temperature when running graphics found in apps such as Jedi Challenges, but our app is designed to safely operate within the established parameters of your supported phone to deliver a high quality gameplay experience with no harm to your phone. lenovo





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