VRS OVERALL RATINGRecomended Not Recomended
The Utopia 360 isn’t the most interesting or attractive mobile HMD to look at, but ReTrak have put together a product that you should at least consider if you’re looking to buy a mobile HMD.
The first thing that draws one’s attention is the generous ventilated facial padding. One of the biggest problems with spending time in a mobile VR space is the discomfort of sweaty and hot padding on your face. On paper the Utopia looks like it addresses this problem well, although your personal level of sweatiness and heat will make your mileage vary.
The optical adjustment system is also very neatly done. A geared shaft with external knurled knobs mean you can get to the sweet spot without having to take the HMD off.
Another clever feature is the sliding panel on the front, that make AR applications usable. It’s a good solution since the exact position of a camera is never the same from one phone to the next.
ReTrak offers the Utopia in three different SKUs. There’s the HMD by itself. A bundle that also includes a Bluetooth controller and then a third bundle that also includes a charging cable and earbuds. You can also buy the controller separately.
There’s a fourth bundle, but it’s actually for a completely different product, an ultraportable HMD that is nothing like the Utopia we’re dealing with here.
The “Lucidview” lenses are coated with anti-glare chemicals and there’s a built-in button in case you don’t want to use the wireless controller in simpler apps. All in all this is a well-rounded package and at a pretty reasonable price too.
|Panel size||Phone Dependent|
|Refresh rate||Phone Dependent|
|Field of view||N/A|