Deepoon E2

PRICE (RRP in USD) $220.00
VRS RATING
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A lower priced alternative to tethered VR units such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive that unfortunately suffers from particularly major optics issues.

PROS
  • Low cost for a tethered VR setup
  • Comparative claimed specifications to the Oculus Rift
CONS
  • Particularly Prone to Screen Door Effect
  • Blurry Optics
  • Questions about the availability of content outside of China

VRS Review

VRS OVERALL RATING
Recomended Not Recomended

This is a very Chinese product and even on the English site you’ll have a hard time making sense of the broken writing on offer. This is not another smartphone-powered HMD case like so many HMDs from China, but a full-on competitor for the likes of the Oculus or Vive.

On paper it looks pretty good. Deepoon lists the same sorts of requirements for the computer needed to drive the HMD as you’d see from Oculus. The panel is apparently a 1080p Samsung AMOLED screen, although the 75Hz refresh rate clearly indicates that this is not a panel with a similar quality to the Vive or the Oculus.

The main problem with the Deepoon is that it’s unclear how many of the published specifications are true. What the exact specifications are changes depending on where you read them. In particular, user feedback from people who have used the E2 indicate that the 120-degree FoV figure should be taken with a grain of salt.

There are also complaints that the HMD exhibits a significant screendoor effect and that the optics tend to be blurry, which is quite an achievement. It also doesn’t help that there are reviews of the E2 on Amazon that are written in broken English suspiciously similar to the mother site.

Deepoon itself however, is a big deal in China and has 60% of the current HMD market sewn up domestically. Whether they can make any impact outside of China is another question entirely.

SPECIFICATIONS

Display AMOLED
Panel size
Resolution 1080p
Refresh rate 75Hz
Field of view 120º
Sensors Head Tracking, Magnetometer, Gravitational Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Connections HDMI 1.4b, USB 2.0
Audio None

SCORES IN DETAIL

Design7
Features6
Performance5
Sound quality5
Value7

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