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Good quality and FOV - though the lenses can't be adjusted
on January 2, 2017
I've tested a couple different "casual" VR units (the mobile phone versions)....truth tell they are all essentially fancy phone holders. The Freefly is worth it if you have the money, but it won't offer you that much more of a VR experience, it's just better quality and more comfy. The issues I have with the Freefly is that because it offers you a much larger field-of-view, it means the lenses are "fixed" and can't be adjusted to an individual's eyes. This can cause blurriness and discombobulation for some users which essentially can't be fixed. It also means that entire VR experience can make some people feel sick and dizzy.
Why then would I recommend the Freefly? Well, as mentioned before, it fits nicely and uses quality parts. Also, the dark space between the eyes in the middle of many cheaper VR units is nonexistent. So you don't feel like you're looking into a VR world through goggles - it feels more like you're actually there. This effect is done by basically makes the lenses a bit more convex which joins the two VR images a bit better, which can really mess with some people's equilibrium.
Long story short, you might buy this and it straight up doesn't work for you because you can't adjust the lenses to your specific eye, and thus it's useless. But those people are generally the exception I find. Regardless, it's an expensive risk. I would absolutely recommend this is you have money burning a hole in your pocket since it's a really nice unit, but there are cheaper and totally effective VR units out there as well.