Speck Pocket-VR

PRICE (RRP in USD) $69.95
VRS RATING
CUSTOMER RATING

In essence, for the asking price you get a phone case and an HMD. The downside is that you have to have one of the two or three supported models.

PROS
  • Fully Portable
  • Durable Case
  • Unique Case
CONS
  • Only Two Phones Supported
  • Quite Costly
  • Open Sides May Affect Immersion

VRS Review

VRS OVERALL RATING
Recomended Not Recomended

While it’s pretty cool to have a mobile VR case, the truth is that they generally aren’t very mobile at all. Even the Google Cardboard is more likely to sit on a shelf then travel with you.

Well-known smart device case manufacturer Speck took a swing at putting the “mobile” into mobile VR HMDs.

The Pocket VR is designed only to work with a specific Speck phone case. You can get this case for only two phones: The iPhone 6(S) and the Galaxy S7.

The trick is that the HMD part of the system hooks directly onto the case without having to remove or change anything. That makes it quick and convenient to have a VR session, since other HMDs can be quite finicky when it comes to actually getting the phone into position.

The other clever part of the product is that the Pocket-VR folds up. So it can literally slip into one of your pockets.

In essence, for the asking price, you get a phone case and an HMD. The downside is that you have to have one of the two or three supported models.

The case has a grippy surface and when folded up the interior actually protects the lenses against the general wear and tear moving around causes.

Despite these clever engineering tricks, this is functionally equivalent to a Google Cardboard. In fact, it may even be a little less specified, since the lack of top and bottom covers may negatively influence immersion.

SPECIFICATIONS

Display Phone Dependent
Panel size Phone Dependent
Resolution Phone Dependent
Refresh rate Phone Dependent
Field of view N/A
Sensors Phone Dependent
Connections No
Audio Phone Dependent

SCORES IN DETAIL

Design8
Features8
Performance6
Sound quality5
Value6

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