Merlin Immersive 3D VR Glasses Review
May 10, 2015

See the world in a whole new dimension.

Virtual reality headsets have become the popular thanks to products like Google Cardboard and the Oculus Rift. While products like those range from the cheap to the very expensive, Merlin offer something in between: its new Immersive 3D VR Glasses lets you use your smartphone as a display to let you enjoy virtual reality.

The Merlin Immersive 3D VR Glasses are basically the Google Cardboard glasses but replaced with a sturdier plastic structure. It lets you place any smartphone (4-inches or bigger) on the frame and view VR apps.

The headset fits snugly into any head since it uses a comfortable strap on frame. Additionally, the headset features resin lens that magnify the smartphone’s screen that adds realism to the VR app you are running. These lens are easily adjustable so you can view through them without any dizziness or any discomfort.

I’ve tried using a Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and S6 Edge along with an Apple iPhone 6 and an HTC One M9 and all were compatible with the Merlin Immersive 3D VR Glasses.  You can install a variety of free VR apps – most of them worked properly on the device.

Merlin has also bundled an Android gamepad that you can use to play games – it also has a dock where you can put your smartphone. The gamepad includes analog controls and buttons and is compatible with most Android games and apps.

The Merlin Immersive 3D VR Glasses will set you back $110 (404 AED) which is pretty costly for a device this simple. It comes with a gamepad controller which might have added to the price, but if you really want to experience VR at its best, you can look for cheaper alternatives.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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