Kaiser Baas Virtual Reality Headset

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About this product

Overview

  • Experience the world differently with this VR headset
  • Watch VR content by sliding your phone into the bracket
  • Perfect for watching 360 degree videos on YouTube

Product overview

• Experience the world differently with this VR headset
• Watch VR content by sliding your phone into the bracket
• Perfect for watching 360 degree videos on YouTube
• Slots for your headphone and charging cable allow you to listen to and power your phone while in use
• Fully adjustable focal length with textured foam surround, so you can watch comfortably

Why would I want this headset?
This headset allows you to watch 360 degree videos and move your head to look around the video using the gyroscope sensor built in to your phone. Slide your smartphone into the protective phone bracket and immerse yourself into the world of virtual reality.

How comfortable is the headset to wear?
The headset comes with an adjustable elastic nylon head strap, allowing you to position it comfortably on your head while the foam surround gives you a cushioned feel around the eyes. The VR headset weighs just 340g without a phone, and is lightweight enough for you to feel comfortable while using it.

Will my phone fit in the headset?
The Kaiser Baas VR headset is capable of fitting a variety of phones. It accepts phones with a screen as small as three and a half-inch and phones with screens as large as six-inch, this includes the iPhone 6s+, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and many more.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met and exceeded expectations! I bought this product on the 11th June 2016 from Maplin Chatham (Kent). Up until now my only experience of VR viewers has been from using a cheap cardboard viewer, which is basically a Google Cardboard clone, that I picked up from Comic Con earlier this year. It kind of did the job, but it hurt my eyes after a very short time, the lenses were cheap and could not be adjusted, there is no head strap, and the cardboard viewer is made from, well, cardboard, so it's very flimsy, and easily damaged. I did some research on higher end VR viewers whilst I would LOVE an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or a new Samsung S7 with a Samsung Gear viewer, my bank account veto'd all three options and told me "Nope, sorry buddy". So I looked in to smartphone compatible viewers that would work with my Samsung Galaxy S4. Several models came up, but based on price, I decided to give the Kaiser Baas VR Headset a go, as it wasn't too cheap, but was under £50 which was the limit I was willing to spend. The Kaiser Baas viewer is made of plastic, and feels like a light weight child's toy, however it feels solid enough for it's price range, and believe me, when you have these things strapped to your face, you don't want them to weigh a ton, so the light weight feel is ideal for what I was looking for (the product without a smartphone weighs 340g). Fitting my phone into the slide out phone holder was easy, and my phone was secure both with, and without the supplied foam pads, although I recommend using the foam pads for extra security so your phone doesn't slide around. There are several holes either side of the phone tray for charging cables and headphone cables so you can have your device charging whilst in use (which is very useful if your phone battery is anything like mine), and using a decent set of headphones at the same time allows you to fully immerse yourself in the viewing, which I highly recommend with some of the awesomely terrifying 360 degree VR horror short videos available on YouTube! The lenses, despite still being plastic, are of a much higher quality compared to my old cardboard VR viewer, and I was genuinely surprised with the clarity considering the lenses are not glass lenses (and bearing in mind I am a semi-professional photographer, that's saying something!). The Lenses are also fully adjustable to fit the users eyesight, and despite needing to adjust them depending on which app I'm using, I've yet to have any problems getting them focused to my eyesight (I require glasses for driving, computer work, reading etc), although I have yet to try the viewer with anyone who requires glasses permanently as wearing the headset with glasses on is not really possible, so I would recommend trying before buying if you wear glasses to ensure you can focus the viewer to your eyesight without glasses. The foam eye surround is very effective at keeping out light when wearing the viewer, however I did find a very small amount of light leaked in from the sides, but that is all going to be down to the size and shape of the users head, so others may not find any light leaks in, some may find more, again, I recommend trying before buying if possible, or just use the viewer in a darkened room if this becomes a problem. The head strap is comfortable and adjustable via Velcro straps, however it doesn't seem to adjust down in size too far, so may not fit too well for younger users or anyone with a small head, although you can still hold the headset while in use so this isn't a major drawback, but prepare for arm ache if you are holding the viewer, as despite being very light, simply having your arms upright for any amount of time is going to start to ache. The front of the viewer has a red panel covered in holes that basically acts like a speaker and helps to amplify the sound from your phone, and it does this quite effectively, but again, this will be down to what video you're watching, what app you're using, how good you own phones speakers are etc, so don't expect miracles from this feature, and if your phone doesn't have too great sound, then grab some headphones. The viewer is compatible with smartphones between 4.0"-6.0", but to get the best out of downloadable apps and videos, you want to be using a phone with Gyro Sensors. A quick google search on your phone model will tell you if you have this if you don't already know, but these days most smartphones have this feature. The headset also has a magnetic button on the side to allow some degree of control when your phone is in the viewer. This is mainly used for playing, rewinding, pausing etc on videos, or for playing basic VR games, again, this feature may not be compatible with your phone so it's best to try before buying as you will be very limited and as a result, disappointed without this feature. To sum up my overall opinion of this VR viewer; it has not only met, but exceeded my expectations. It's a good quality product for it's price range, works perfectly with my smartphone, has good quality adjustable lenses, a comfortable head strap, doesn't weigh my head down, allows total hand free use, allows control of the certain app specific features on the phone, blocks about 98% of light leak, and allows headphones and charger input. Long story short, if you're looking for a cheap and quick alternative to the expensive high end headsets to introduce yourself to VR, or if you're looking for a replacement for a cardboard VR viewer like I was, I highly recommend giving this headset a try.
Date published: 2016-06-12
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Specification

Specifications
Make Kaiser Baas
Model KBA 14009
Lens material Resin
Lens size 42 mm
Field of view 100 °
Screen size 3.5-inch – 6-inch
Phone size 124 mm x 59 mm – 158 mm x 78 mm
Screen display Stereoscopic
3D effect support Yes
Interactive magnetic button Yes
Interpupillary adjustment 58 mm – 72 mm
Focal length adjustment 10 mm – 20 mm
Earphone slot Yes
Charger slot Yes
Head strap material Elastic nylon
Software requirements iOS 8.0 and above
Android 4.1 and above
Dimensions 203 mm x 150 mm x 133 mm
Weight 340 g
Package contents VR Headset
Adjustable head strap
Lens cleaning cloth
Foam pads for smartphone bracket
User guide
Warranty card

is it compatible for the ipod 5th generation touch?

Asked by: blue
It accepts phones with a screen as small as three and a half-inch and phones with screens as large as six-inch
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-08-17

Is it compatible with Samsung s5 mini

Asked by: Malcolm
We cannot guarantee compatibility with your phone, however It accepts phones with a screen as small as three and a half-inch and phones with screens as large as six-inch.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2016-09-08

Does this work with apps from the play store and websites and 3d movies

Asked by: ann980
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-30

Can this be used with ipod touch?

Asked by: Caveman
Software requirements iOS 8.0 and above Android 4.1 and above
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-07-31

how is the select button implemented for iPhone ?

Asked by: gingerman
The magnetic button is used to control certain VR games on a iphone and other devices.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-07-14

Will this device accept both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

Asked by: Ahmentep
The minimum phone size is 124mm x 59mm and the maximum is 158mm x 78mm.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-07-14

Will this device show 3d films from other sources - 3d camera or LapTop - if so what presentation? ( side by side, vertical interlace, horizontal interlace or what?)(

Asked by: Meveer
The device operates by sliding a mobile phone into the headset. The ability to view your media in 3D is going to depend entirely on the app you are using to view it and the viewing properties it utilises.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-08

Is it possible to use this to view video from a PC? Example: Playing a PC game or watching a cycling route while using an exercise bike, using this headset for a virtual reality experience.

Asked by: swifty
No the device operates by sliding a mobile phone into the headset
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-08
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