VR-Spektiv Tab7 - a VR Headset for your iPad Mini: finally no Pixels!
The Stooksy team has sent me a sample of their largest VR Headset: The Stooksy VR-Spektiv Tab7. The largest VR Headset I have ever had on my head!
Why is it this big? Like its model name suggests: it is made for tablets. And the iPad Mini fits in perfectly.
But first, just like I wrote about in my VR-Spektiv XL Review, there is work to be done. The VR-Spektiv comes as a big foam plated in a plastic bag, it sill has to be assembled. If your about my age (30+) then you probably remember foam 3D puzzle cubes (Photo bellow). We could classify the VR-Spektiv Tab7 as a very advanced and complex 3D foam puzzle.
The VR-Spektiv XL took me about 20-30 minutes to mount and it came as a foam plate. The Tab 7 come as 2 foam plates.
Could this mean it would take me an hour to assemble it?!
We will never know. I wisely and gently asked my girlfriend if she would assemble it for me. And she did. It took her about 40-45 minutes and again there were mixed feelings of joy and anger along the way.
The good news: it was worth the effort.
The VR-Spektiv Tab7 is huge and when you put in the iPad Mini it is heavy so I recommend supporting it with your hands while using it, otherwise it will start to cave in to your jaw bones after a while. It also has (for iOS Device users) the useless Google Cardboard v1 magnetic button.
These are the downside but apart from that, the lenses are crystal clear (just as the XL version) and are made from pure optical glass, very big, IPD independently adjustable for each eye and...
Thanks to the screen size of the iPad mini, the lenses do not amplify the image as much as other VR headset lenses do, you can NOT see the Pixels!!
This is new to me. I´ve tried about all available VR Headsets including the Gear VR with a Samsung S6 and the Oculus Rift and you always see the pixels. Not seeing pixels is a very big advantage.
The Field of View is not very wide. I guess about 75-80 degrees but the fact that I do not see any pixelization at all and the lenses are high quality give me a certain eye relief and comfort.
This is not a very good Headset to play games with for longer periods but its unique specs make it a very nice VR Headset to look at 360 pictures and Architectural/Art related Virtual Reality environments.
- compatible with 7/8 inch tablets (including all iPad Mini versions)
- Tablet length: max. 205 mm, width: max. 135 mm
- 3-way head-strap
- Adjustable Interpupillary distance
- Weight 182 grams
- Pure optical glass lenses, 40mm diameter
Aside from the VR-Spektiv Tab7 Stooksy sells 3 other model:
- Stooksy VR-Spektiv Standard, for smaller iPhone like the iPhone 5
- Stooksy VR-Spektiv XL, for iPhone 6
- Stooksy VR-Spektiv iP6+, for iPhone 6 plus
Country of origin: Germany