Top critical review
June 18, 2019
They’re... ok. A few things to consider:
1) the case while well made seems to be incorrectly sized. The hatch that fits around the switch console let’s light in when fully closed do to the small amount of padding used. While that’s not a big deal, for me what is troublesome is that the joy sticks run right up against the sides of the case not allowing full range with the joysticks and a few of the buttons are half covered making it difficult to use them quickly (I.e. smash bros.)
2) this is a big one. Now I own a htc vive, and a few other vr headsets, and in my opinion the #1 most important feature for a headset is that the lenses distance from each other is adjustable, these are not. So unless your eyes are exactly the correct distance apart (which everyone’s eyes are different) this is going to put an immense amount of strain on your eyes. Now while this can kind of be remedied by pulling and holding the console further from your face, this means you lose the ability to disconnect the joy con controllers from the headset, thus you now have to deal with issue “1”, covered or partially covered buttons and joy sticks.
For the price point compared to Nintendo’s, in my opinion overpriced cardboard box with a couple lenses, I’d say try it out if feel you need the vr function. But remember the switch is not capable of vr, no really it’s not. What you’ll experience is a layered double image, which while it’s pretty neat, do you really need it? My first thoughts are that it’s a good point to start with, as long as your eyes are the proper distance apart to enjoy it. Otherwise it’s a literal headache.