BOBOVR X1 AIO VR Headset: Virtual Reality Made Cheap?

The BOBOVR X1 is a custom-made All-In-One VR headset, that means you do not any external device to actually use it. Unlike the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive that need a PC, or Samsung Gear VR and such that still need a smartphone.

BOBOVR’s X1 headset is powered by an Allwinner H8 CPU with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz, that doesn’t make you scream for performance but should be good enough to power you through a virtual reality experience. It also packs a couple of headphones that are advertised to produce 3D 5.1 Hi-Fi sound, but take that with a grain of salt.

The screen on the X1 has a resolution of 1920 x 1080px and a size of 5.5-inches, which isn’t impressing but again, should be alright for a cheap headset like this. The field of view is of 120-degrees

The VR headset also boasts 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and 32GB of eMMC flash storage. It features WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with a maximum bandwidth of 11 Mbps, 802.11g 54 Mbps and 802.11n 150 Mbps, plus bluetooth 4.0

BOBOVR X1: Specifications

General Model: BOBOVR X1
Type: VR Headset
Quantity: 1 Piece
Material: Highly transparent optical resin (PMMA)
Hardware CPU: H8 Octa-Core ARM Cortex A7, Up to 2.0GHz
GPU: PowerVR SGX544
Internal storage: 32GB Flash
System: Custom VR OS
Communication Wi-Fi: 2.4G 802.11 B/G/N (5G option)
Bluetooth: Dual mode, BT4.0
Display Display: IPS 5.5 TFT
Resolution: 1920*1080
Color gamut: ≥72% NTSC
Refresh rate: 60Hz
Contrast: 1000:1
Lens Lens diameter: 40mm
Color difference: 0.39nbs
Field of view: 120º
Media Compatible video format: MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, AVI, MP4
Support 3D video format: Side by Side (half-width)
Image format: BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG
Audio format: MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, FLAC, ALAC, APE, AAC
Headset Frequency response: 12Hz-22kHz, support (3.5mm headset jack output)
Sensor: Gravity acceleration; geomagnetic; three-axis gyroscope; light and proximity sensor
Battery: 3500mAh polymer battery
TF card: Support external TF card (max. 64GB)
APP support: NIBIRU customized 2D/3D app, Google Play, YouTube, 3rd-party apps
Interface: Micro USB*1,TF card slot*1,HDMI*1,Headset output*1


BOBOVR X1: Photos


The BOBOVR X1 is on sale at Chinese retailers like Geekbuying for about $156.99.

What do you guys think about this headset? Are you interested in AIO VR devices? Let us know in the comments below!

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Michael Ting

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