3Glasses D2 Vanguard Edition hands-on (Video)

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The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show is just about winding down, but before our vast, dedicated team of writers and video content producers leaves Las Vegas, there are a few more products left to be taken for quick spins.

Meet the 3Glasses D2 Vanguard Edition, the little Chinese virtual reality headset that could… aspire to go toe to toe with much higher-profile market “veterans” like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Sony PlayStation VR.

Its chances of succeeding on unexplored, ultra-competitive American soil when it goes on sale in a couple of months? Slim, although the D2 costs a whopping 200 bucks less than the finally released Rift, and the two’s specifications look awfully similar on paper.

You get 2K display resolution here, a solid 60 fps refresh rate, and a decidedly immersive 110-degree POV. As far as content goes, 3Glasses demonstrated a number of compatible games at CES, some designed specifically for a riveting, futuristic VR user experience, while others felt confined to traditional PC controls and limitations.

But for more on that, as well as the device’s form factor, build quality, feel and ability to set itself apart from the competition (or lack thereof), I’m going to pass the mic to Michael Fisher, Pocketnow’s Editorial Director, on the Las Vegas ground for an exciting hands-on (or should we say head-on?) demo.

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).