VRS OVERALL RATINGRecomended Not Recomended
There are a lot of companies trying to crack the problem of truly mobile VR. Most VR headsets meant to work with mobile phones are too bulky to be truly portable. We’ve seen lots of creative takes on the problem, most of which end up looking something like modified spectacles.
The Dodocase SmartVR takes a different route. In its usable form it’s essentially the same as a Google Cardboard. It’s not hands-free and you have to hold it up to your face, but it is a proper enclosure that blocks out external light.
The clever part is that they’ve taken the basic Cardboard template and redesigned it so that it folds flat and goes straight in your pocket. It’s not a complicated fold either and the folded-out arms double as a solid holder for your smartphone.
Luckily, it does not seem like the foldable design has made the SmartVR flimsy. Dodocase has made sure to use tough materials in order to make it last. They’ve used ballistic nylon and aluminum, which should make it light and lost a long time.
Based on what owners of the SmartVR have said, the holder is widely compatible with various phones despite itself only being the size of an iPhone 5. They also have nice things to say about the quality and clarity of the 34mm lenses. At least compared to the plastic lenses that come with the actual original Cardboard. All in all, the SmartVR is a straightforward and solid mobile VR solution.
|Panel size||Phone Dependent|
|Refresh rate||Phone Dependent|
|Field of view||N/A|