Goovis Pro Personal 3D Viewer
The Goovis Pro
Over the last couple of months, have you ever had the urge to go to the Cinema, only to realise that it’s been closed? Or maybe some days you just want to kick back, relax, and watch some YouTube videos while lying down? Well, the Goovis Pro Personal 3D Viewer is here to fulfil just that!
What is it used for?
The Goovis Pro Personal 3D Viewer is basically a mini home theatre, fitted right onto your head. Once you put it on, and connect your preferred device, what appears in the headset is something resembling sitting at about medium range in a movie theatre.
It connects via HDMI to most devices out there, like its companion controller the Goovis D3 Portable Media Player, PC, PS4/Xbox One/Nintendo Switch, Blu-Ray Players, Drones and even your mobile phone (with the appropriate adapter for the phone to HDMI). Watch movies, game or even fly your drone in comfort.
The display uses a Sony OLED Screen and images are crystal clear, thanks to it having a PPI count of 3147, which is probably one of the highest pixel counts you can get right now for this device. It also boasts minimal distortion and having tested it intensively, we can confirm that the edges of the screen are a little bit distorted once you start to focus on them, however most of the time you won’t really notice it. Also the screen not covering the entirety of the glasses makes it much more comfortable on your eyes.
If you wear glasses, fret not, there are individual adjustable eye dials (+3D to -8D)! You can adjust the distance between each lens, as well as the focal point, so you won’t be cramming your glasses in to fit with the headset. There is an optional astigmatic lens as well. Next to the eye dials are brightness buttons and viewing mode buttons (Display mode and 2D/3D mode). It supports 3D videos, and Blu-Ray.
Comfort/Ease of Use
When you think head cinema, you might be reminded of the various products available on the market as being clunky, and how much strain it puts on your eyes and neck after prolonged usage. The Goovis Pro is anything but.
Weighing just 200 grams right out of the box, there is only one cable connected to the headset, a HDMI output meant for its companion controller. There is an adapter included in the box, a female HDMI port to a Male HDMI head and USB-A head. This adapter is used for connecting to other HDMI enabled devices.
The USB-A head is meant to be a power source, and a simple 9V 5A power supply will do, like a Phone Charger or even a Power Bank. This means that the Goovis Pro is extremely portable, and you’ll only have a maximum of two cables at any point to work with (If you need HDMI extension cables you’ll need to get them yourself, but still, it’ll be one long HDMI cable in the end + the USB-A head).
There is a nice adjustable head strap that fits onto a head support piece above the headset itself, which frees up your ears for your earpiece, which connects to an Earphone Jack located on the headset. This eases up the pressure on your eyes and nose bridge area, which makes it much more comfortable to use for long hours. There is a replaceable face cushion for an added padding, and after testing the headset for about 30mins there was no noticeable strain or pressure on our face or neck.
Goovis D3 Portable Media Player
Goovis Pro connects via HDMI to its companion controller, the Goovis D3 Portable Media Player. No power supply is necessary, it’s a plug-and-play situation. The D3 supports Micro-SD cards, USB Flash Disk and up to 4TB mobile HDDs and has 4K HDR Image Processing. It comes with a USB-A to USB-C cable, for you to connect it to a computer or laptop to transfer data.
The D3 runs on Android 7.0, meaning you’ll be able to download Play Store apps like Youtube, Netflix, and various other streaming services. You can even play mobile games on it if you like. (But will the games/videos run smoothly?) Yes they will, the D3 has a Dual Band 2.4/5GHz Wireless AC Network, meaning basically high speed wireless connection, subject to your internet service provider of course.
It supports Bluetooth 4.1 as well, so you can even connect a keyboard, mouse or speakers to it if you like (That’s right, your home Bluetooth network surround sound can be used).
The controller itself has the basic buttons like a D-pad, home, back, options and volume buttons. It comes equipped with a touchpad, making it easier to navigate pages.
For the most part, this is the optimal Goovis experience and is easy to use.
For those of you that love this idea, but don’t love the price, there is a cheaper option, the Goovis Young Personal Cinema. Think of it as a Goovis Pro Lite (PAP joke), without the 3D support.
For all intents and purposes, it has the same functions less the 3D, but instead of an HDMI output, it has a connecting USB-C output instead. This makes connecting to mobile devices easier, but an adapter is needed to convert the USB-C head to HDMI, which is not included in the box.
Display: 2x0.71” AMOLED Display
Resolution: 1920x1080*2, 3147 PPI
FOV: 53 Degrees
Connectivity: USB-C (Young), HDMI 1.4a (Pro)
Size/Weight: 185 x 109 x 56mm, 200g
Audio Jack: 3.5mm
System: Android 7.0
Processor: 64-bit Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53
Wifi: 2.4G/5G, 802.1 1b/g/n/ac
Lan Access: NFS Samba
Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, AC3 and other Major Audio Formats
Video Decoding: 1080@60fps, 4K@60fps
Video Formats: MKV, MP4, ts, ISO, m2ts, AVI and other Major Video Formats
3D: Frame Packing 3D, Side-by-Side 3D, Top-and-Bottom 3D
Picture Formats: JPG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG and other Major Picture Formats
Document System: exFAT, NTFS, FAT32
Earphone: 3.5mm Universal Earphone
External Interface: Type-C, Micro-SD card (TF card), USB-A, HDMI
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