VR glasses is the recent rising electronic product. At this article, I will show you the new product Xiaomi VR Glasses. This article involves five parts, including Google Cardboard Introduction, Xiaomi VR Glasses Design, Xiaomi VR Application, Interface Dividing and Shortcomings.
Google Cardboard Introduction
Google Cardboard is an entry-level product to lead the normal users into the VR field. It is easy to use. You just need to put your mobile phone into it. Besides, it is light weight, which offers comfortable wearing. Xiaomi VR Glasses imitates this product and it makes improvements.
Xiaomi VR Glasses Design
Xiaomi VR Glasses is made of Lycra fabric material. It is a smart attempt. Compared with paperboard material, the Lycra fabric one is more skin-friendly. However, there is a defect that it is easy to dust. This is a bad thing for those who has the dust allergy.
Except for using Lycra fabric material, the zipper design is another breakthrough on appearance. Previously, similar products on the market had mostly used rubber to fix. Not only easy to loose, but a lot of heat generated by running VR application of mobile phones is difficult to disperse. By the way, its fixed cover left two openings for cooling purposes. Most importantly, the designer also thinks about the position of the mobile device’ s headphone jack so that the headset can wear clothing from the gap between the fastener.
There is a button on the top of this VR glasses. In VR operation mode, all operations can complete via this button except for adjusting the volume of sound in the menu interface. This product is compatible with 4.7-inch to 5.7-inch mobile phones. Basically, mainstream mobile phones are within this range. By the way, Mi Max ( 6.44 inches screen ) is excluded from the list.
Xiaomi VR Application
As we all know, VR field of fact, the content is king. As a result, Xiaomi also makes its VR application, called “Xiaomi VR”. It is interesting that there is a toy version of the flag in the lower right corner of the icon. I guess that Xiaomi VR non-toy version should be made in the form of similar HTC Vive.
However, the application is not fully ready in the aspect of compatibility. It can run perfectly in the Xiaomi Mi5 phone, while when using the VR mode on Samsung C7, the picture is stuck.
In terms of the interface, Xiaomi Toy Version VR Glasses is divided into three sections: “Video”, “Application” and “My”. “Video” means that it stores some of the existing Xiaomi VR video content. Clicking at any point into a video, you can see the video duration and video size. What a pity that you do not see the clarity of the video.
“Applications” section, there are some third-party applications to provide some kind of game or science resources. And “My” section shows you the downloaded resources. It now appears that the resources in Xiaomi VR are too little. Although it cooperates with Barley, Lanting VR and other content providers, the total number of resources is not enough to attract public users. Except for that, the videos length are probably in about 3-9 minutes, which have not been able to provide a relatively long-lasting gameplay.
After a period of experience, I found that the biggest problem of Xiaomi VR glasses is not resources, but rather the wearing experience. It lacks IPD and object distance adjustments so that the eyes will feel tired after long time use. If the user is of myopia, he or she will look less clear. Except for that, the video delay is relatively high. When the eyes stay closely, the slightest smear will make users produce vertigo.
Generally speaking, although Xiaomi VR Glasses has such drawbacks, as the first Xiaomi VR product, it can be considered a pass.