Today’s misadventures have been less than amusing. We’ve been exploring our options to venture into the world of virtual reality. The most popular would be the Oculous Rift for your PC. For about $600 you can turn your computer into an awesome gaming experience. The only potential limitation is what you can play is limited to how strong your computer is. The best experience would be Playstation VR which would mesh with any VR game available for your PS4. For a fancy $400 you can turn your living room into a new world.
Now we move on to the VR headsets that pair with your phone. Most headsets are dramatically cheaper but are limited to the power of your phone. After reading boxes and articles we settled on the Realtrak Utopia, a mere $45. Totally excited to use the Samsung Galaxy J7 with our new VR headset the download for the apps they suggested began. Shortly we discovered that you needed to download Google Cardboard, and this is where the problem lies. Google Cardboard is not compatible with the Samsung Galaxy J7. After 2hrs of downloading random apps and patches that claimed to remedy this it was revealed that none of these would work. Not to mention the design of this particular headset created a light halo around the device which made viewing a bit distracting.
We’re guilty of not doing enough research on the compatibility but a lot of the packaging was deceiving. Packages would have vague descriptions like “Works with most Andriod and iOS devices.” Or “Use with any Galaxy device.” Such claims allowed for high hopes and big disappointments. Team Max@Play is grateful for reasonable return policies. We’re just gonna wait and see what else becomes available.
Wondering what else is worth checking out then see more letters from the editor here.