Durovis Dive 7 is the first virtual reality headset that offers compatibility for 7-inch tablets. Also compatible with a number of other smartphones, the VR headset offers a number of advanced customizability options to enhance your virtual reality experience. Extremely immersive and well-built, the Durovis Dive 7 is a huge step forward from the Google Cardboard VR headset. Compared to other VR smartphone headsets on the market, the Dive is a more premium device, of the caliber of Samsung Galaxy Gear VR and that definitely reflects in its build quality. Once you put your smartphone in, you’ll be easily able to adjust the lenses for your eyes, which also allows you to experience VR in a more immersive manner.
Perfect for 7-inch Tablets, Mediocre for Smartphones
Another great feature of the Durovis Dive 7 VR headset is that it is able to run almost all of the Android VR apps. Offering a unique virtual reality experience, Dive also have their own official Dive Launcher allowing you to more easily find apps compatible with the VR headset and your device. Similar to the Google Cardboard, instead of a capacitive touch screen button, the Dive 7 uses a magnetic switch, allowing you to easily use the available VR applications.
Nonetheless, the device certainly doesn’t have anything better to show off for its extremely steep price tag. Having the option to use it with 7-inch tablets is great, but the device doesn’t offer anything new or different when used with Smartphones. While the design-build is durable, the Durovis Dive 7 only has a normal head-strap and misses a top one, which puts all of the weight pressure on your skin, face and head, making it difficult and tiresome to use for longer periods of time. Especially if you are going to use the device with a tablet, your movements will be quite limited, because when looking down, the headset can easily slide off your face, because of the missing top strap.
Features and Specifications
- Durable Nylon-Plastic
- Well Built Design
- Advanced Viewing Angle
- Easily Adjustable Lenses
- Magnetic Touch Button
- Extremely Durable Build
- Easy-to-Use and Simple Design
- Dive Launcher Software
- Extremely Steep Price Tag
- The Adjustable Band is not as Supportive
- The Device Doesn’t Have a Top Strap, Which Puts More Pressure on Your Skin/Face/Head
Durovis Dive 7 is definitely a premium upgrade of the Google Cardboard VR. It does deliver on the promise of a more immersive experience and it is definitely the best option for owners of 7-inch tablets, who want to experience VR. However, if you are considering purchasing and using the device with a smartphone, you should better check out your other options on the market, because the Durovis Dive 7 doesn’t feature any outstanding features that might be worth its extremely steep price tag.