Canbor Mobile Virtual Reality Goggles Review

April 18, 2018
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Canbor Mobile Virtual Reality Goggles Review

The Canbor virtual reality goggles are designed for mobile virtual reality gameplay. These goggles are compatible with both iPhone and Android smartphones, comes equipped with a built-in mic and headphones, and offer above average tracking.

This headset is very budget-friendly option. That being said you’ll need to have realistic expectations regarding performance. It can outperform some models in this price range, but it does have issues with screen glare and allowing light in, when you’re wearing these goggles outdoors. That issue aside, the goggles offer excellent audio quality, easy to use controls, and have a highly adjustable head strap so a wide range of users can use the same pair.

With the Cabnor goggles you can watch movies, download and play virtual reality games and apps, and listen to your favorite music. Basically, these are the perfect goggles for travel.

Overview and Features

This model allows you to enjoy your own private movie theater experience wherever your journey takes you. Just slide your smartphone in, choose an app or movie from the Apple or Android store and you’re good to go.

Visual Quality

The goggles feature protective HD aspheric optical resin lenses, offering a field of view of one hundred and twenty degrees. Highly adjustable, users can tweak both the focal distance and pupil distance. The anti-radiation and anti-blue lenses eliminate fuzziness, so you can enjoy a crystal-clear viewing experience in most lighting conditions.

Unfortunately, we found that the Cabnor goggles struggled in bright sunlight, letting in a fair amount of light around the edges of the goggles and around the bridge of the nose. While the goggles do block out most of the light, they still let in enough to cause an annoying distraction that takes away from gameplay. The VR Empire virtual reality goggles with VR remote are offered at a comparable price and can handle a wide range of light conditions, easily, unlike these Cabnor goggles. But for most causal gamers this won’t be a deal breaker.

The goggles do have a fairly expansive field of view at one hundred and twenty degrees, which is decent for mobile VR goggles and a big selling point for this model.

Audio and Built-in Mic

According to gamers, these goggles offer top 3D audio quality via the built-in Hifi headphones.

The built-in mic allows you to accept calls on your smartphone, all without having to remove the headset.

Versatility

These goggles work with most types of iOS and Android phones that have a screen size ranging from four and a half inches up to six inches. The goggle’s back frame and phone holder work to keep your phone securely in place. The phone holder can also be adjusted to fit the size of your smartphone.

Ergonomic Fit

Inside the goggles, you’ll find thick foam padding. The T-shaped three-strap leather headband is soft, flexible, and comfortable to wear. It also works well to evenly distribute the weight of the headset. The goggle’s design helps to reduce the pressure placed on the face and nose, promoting longer wear time.

On the front of the goggles, the magnetic lid easily opens up so you can insert your smartphone.

Goggle Controls

The intuitive controls consist of a single button and two arrows for volume control.

The capacitive touch button allows the user to control game and movie functions without having to use a remote. The one-key function is designed specifically for phone use, just press one button to adjust the volume, pause a movie or game, or answer a call.

Keeping it Cool

Many models of mobile VR headsets can cause a phone to run hot, or the lack of air circulation can make it uncomfortable for gamers to play for more than a few minutes at a time. But these Canbor goggles have heat dissipation holes located on both sides and on the front cover, for a cooler gaming experience.

Motion Tracking

The goggle’s motion tracking abilities are dependent on the smartphone’s internal sensors, so it’s reasonably accurate and on par with other models in this price range.

User-Friendliness

The headset is easy to set up. The cover folds out, allowing you to easily insert your smartphone. A clamp is used to secure the phone in place. At times the clamp feels like it’s in the way and can knock into the buttons if you’re moving around when you’re gaming. The clamp design takes up some serious space on the inside of the goggles, so you’ll have to remove your phone from its protective case in order for it to fit.

To remedy this issue, the manufacturer now includes rubber strips that can be attached to the corners of your smartphone in order to prevent the clamp from coming into contact with the volume and power buttons.

A Steal for the Price

Overall, the quality of the Canbor goggles is much better than other cheap VR headsets we came across. The goggles are sturdy and lightweight and don’t have the bulky design that many other low-priced mobile goggles have.

To learn more about Cabnor’s top competitors and other leading models of VR goggles, click here to read our ultimate buyer’s guide.

Pros

  • Affordably priced
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable design
  • The goggle’s T-shaped head strap is pretty generous and easy to adjust.

Cons

  • Clamp design doesn’t leave much space for your smartphone
  • Goggles struggle in bright sunlight
  • Pupil distance can be difficult to adjust
The Canbor virtual reality goggles are designed for mobile virtual reality gameplay. These goggles are compatible with both iPhone and Android smartphones, comes equipped with a built-in mic and headphones, and offer above average tracking. This headset is very budget-friendly option. That being said you’ll need to have realistic expectations regarding performance. It can outperform some models in this price range, but it does have issues with screen glare and allowing light in, when you’re wearing these goggles outdoors. That issue aside, the goggles offer excellent audio quality, easy to use controls, and have a highly adjustable head strap so a wide range of users can use the same pair. With the Cabnor goggles you can watch movies, download and play virtual reality games and apps, and listen to your favorite music. Basically, these are the perfect goggles for travel. Overview and Features This model allows you to enjoy your own private movie theater experience wherever your journey takes you. Just slide your smartphone in, choose an app or movie from the Apple or Android store and you’re good to go. Visual Quality The goggles feature protective HD aspheric optical resin lenses, offering a field of view of one hundred and twenty degrees. Highly adjustable, users can tweak both the focal distance and pupil distance. The anti-radiation and anti-blue lenses eliminate fuzziness, so you can enjoy a crystal-clear viewing experience in most lighting conditions. Unfortunately, we found that the Cabnor goggles struggled in bright sunlight, letting in a fair amount of light around the edges of the goggles and around the bridge of the nose. While the goggles do block out most of the light, they still let in enough to cause an annoying distraction that takes away from gameplay. The VR Empire virtual reality goggles with VR remote are offered at a comparable price and can handle a wide range of light conditions, easily, unlike these Cabnor goggles. But for most causal gamers this won’t be a deal breaker. The goggles do have a fairly expansive field of view at one hundred and twenty degrees, which is decent for mobile VR goggles and a big selling point for this model. Audio and Built-in Mic According to gamers, these goggles offer top 3D audio quality via the built-in Hifi headphones. The built-in mic allows you to accept calls on your smartphone, all without having to remove the headset. Versatility These goggles work with most types of iOS and Android phones that have a screen size ranging from four and a half inches up to six inches. The goggle’s back frame and phone holder work to keep your phone securely in place. The phone holder can also be adjusted to fit the size of your smartphone. Ergonomic Fit Inside the goggles, you'll find thick foam padding. The T-shaped three-strap leather headband is soft, flexible, and comfortable to wear. It also works well to evenly distribute the weight of the headset. The goggle’s design helps to reduce the pressure placed on the…

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Conclusion and Rating

The goggle’s hardware is pretty basic, but it’s still a step up from other models in this price range. The lenses are well-made and highly adjustable for both focus or distance, but you’ll find that the knobs can stick at times, making it difficult to precisely adjust. We wouldn’t recommend the Cabnor goggles to the serious gamer, but the casual gamer will appreciate the goggle’s performance, ease of use, and highly adjustable design. We gave this model a rating of four and a half out of five stars.

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