A south Korean based corporation entered the VR headset market giving me the opportunity to write a Noon VR headset review. In this Noon VR Headset review you will learn more on how the company partnered with Koom VR due to which people can share their own work in this headset app and even download work uploaded by others. So the Noon VR app does work from the creations of other users as well which is innovative.
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Unboxing of the Noon VR
Well while unboxing you will realize that the VR headset is pretty elegant and has a well-designed box which includes the headset, the protective cover, and a cleaning cloth.
Since it is made out of plastic it is light in weight and has a focus dial which helps in adjusting the wide angle lenses.The straps pretty much hold the VR headset in place making it comfortable to wear and move around.
What I like about the Noon VR
1. It is light I must say and has the rubber strap which holds the headset in place.The field of view being 95 degrees which is pretty good. The closest VR headset it has in competition is the Samsung Gear VR and according to me both of them have almost the same FOV.
2. You can adjust the lenses with the Focus Dial which is provided on top of the headset and I haven’t heard many complaints about the lens or its focusing so that is a positive for the given headset.
3. It does have the foam padding so that it can be comfortable when pressed against the face like most of the VR headsets and it does have a lot of vents for ventilation. With around four vents I think there should not be much fogging in the VR headset. Click here to see a few solutions for overheating of your phones when inside a VR headset.
4. Well, unlike the other VR headsets in its range it doesn’t have touch controllers and rather you can select an option with your head movements or staring at a particular icon and tapping on the front of the headset to reorient the screen.
5. This was the only one headset which I found was pretty good even for iPhones basically, it can cater to any phone which a screen size between 4.7 to 6 inches.
6. The phone is held by a strap which holds the phone really well without any chance of dropping the phone.
7. With the Noon VR, you can access content from other apps and have no issues.
What I didn’t like about the Noon VR
1. The content in the Noon VR app isn’t a lot, however, I think the content is only going to grow more and more with time.
2. You do need a 2560×1440 resolution on your phone to get the best experience out of the Noon VR(This is the case with any VR headset except the Samsung Gear VR).
3. I did find it a little difficult initially in navigating through the menu without any physical controller but you would get used to it with constant use.
4. Due to the lack of content, you need to rely a lot on Google cardboard apps and they need to be controlled with a Bluetooth mouse due to the lack of magnetic trigger.
Issues with Noon VR
I have heard people complaining a lot about the Noon VR and many reviewers have been disappointed with it as well. I have even seen that there were issues people had with the app and I still consider Noon VR to be “pretty okay” because of the following reasons:
1. I do agree it has really less content and to be honest most of its videos are not event that great. However, you can download other apps and play them on this VR headset, so it isn’t that bad after all.
2. You might need a Bluetooth mouse to click when you are in the VR world in case of few apps and in the case of few other games you just need to stare at the object you want to select and move forward in the game. The software interface which is responsible for detecting the ‘glares’ and the ‘tap’ is really good.
3. The major complaint almost everyone had was the app from that supports Noon VR, my suggestion is if you have a Bluetooth mouse then go ahead and use it with the Google cardboard apps and other gaming apps so that you won’t have to suffer after the purchase.
4. The customer care tries to help and replies back in case of issues related to authentication but there are a few cases where even the customer care might be of no help. There are many minor defects that you can be greeted with when you buy this product and that is really not something you expect for a $89 VR headset.So, if you really want to buy this product, you need to start saving up on your patience storehouse.
Games on the Noon VR
You do have a selection when it comes to games, so the Noon VR isn’t as bad as it may look, you have a few interesting games which include the Zombie Shooter and the Roller Coaster VR, which are really interesting and immersive enough for a smartphone VR.
Apart from these games you do have Google Cardboard games and a ton of free apps that you can enjoy using the Noon VR headset. The major advantage of this VR headset is that it has a good VR quality compared to many other VR headsets in the market.
The conclusion for the detailed Noon VR headset review is that the VR headset is pretty comfortable and does rely on software for navigation in the games and apps, it has no physical buttons as such. It has a smooth overall performance and less power consumption.
It would go pretty well with your android phone and iPhone and is much better than those cheap Chinese headsets that are now available in the market.
It has an overall smooth performance though not like the high-end ones but nevertheless it is good for the price and they have come a long way in improving their product.
Still the fact that it is lacking quality content and a few Noon VR headsets have been found to have glitches which cannot be ignored.
Will I buy the Noon VR?
The moment of truth, LOL.
To be practical I would rather prefer the Merge VR than this VR headset, I really think it is good but with all the extra added headache due to the useless app which makes you go in search of other gaming apps, I really feel it is better to go for the Merge VR or Samsung Gear VR. They are even cheaper than the Noon VR and I feel that their quality is better including content on their app as well. However, if you do not like the color of Merge VR(which has been a turn-off to many), then Noon VR or Freefly VR would be my next recommendation.
With the drastic drop in the price of the Gear VR ($60 on amazon), I really think looking at any other device would just be a waste of time and energy(provided you have a Samsung Phone).
However, if you want to take a look at the Noon VR on amazon, the link is given down below and if you want to share any of your experiences with the Noon VR then write them in the comment section below and I would be happy to help.
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