Hi! Some quick background facts, I’ve a HTC Vive and PSVR headset, I had great fun to play VR games with my Vive for about 1.5 years then became “tired” of the SDE, small FOV and lack of resolution.
PART 1 : construction
Last week I bought a Samsung Odyssey+ hoping to have enough fun to wait for my Pimax headset some time next year ( I’m a backer in the 3000 series).
When the box arrived I was eager to see if every comments I’ve saw was right or not. At first I couldn’t try the headset because my PC was running windows 8.1. Mixed reality Headset required Windows 10 version 1709 or higher. But I’ve manager to see the panels resolution and SDE using the headset has a second monitor.
This headset has the worst ergonomics of my three headsets, the PSVR is a real charm when it comes to comfort. All the mechanisms of this headset is subpart if compared to the Vive or the PSVR. The headphones sound is average and the non detachable headphones fixations are cheap with cutting edges. This headset is not for those wearing glasses using them on a regular base will surely scratch your prescription lens or the OD+.lens or both!
The nose hole is bigger but still not great especially with rapid lateral rotation movements when the walls of the nose aperture “bang” on nose wings. The weight of the OD+ is light about 600g without the cables
for reference the HTC Vive with the deluxe strap weight about 800g and the PSVR 625g
I kind of like the Odyssey+ controller. VS the Vive the tracking is reasonable even impressive if you thing it’s only to 2 cameras doing the triangulation.( with some help from the gyro fusion data) Respect the 130-150 degrees front facing tracking and for the most part it’s ok for slow or moderate fast moves.
The controller needs two standard AA battery to operate.
PART 2 : The VR experience
Soon to come