Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?LeMe Community

Letv's 3D Helmet joins the booming virtual reality space in style. Launched in India on 5 January alongside the LeMe Bluetooth headset and Super Cycle, Le 3D Helmet is a standalone VR headset that has its own 2K display. We spent a brief time with the Letv 3D Helmet, and here's what we think of it and a guide on how to set it up. 

Letv 3D Helmet comes in a comfortable case with a wrap-around zip. Inside the box is the Le 3D Helmet along with a setup guide and a soft cotton cloth to clean the lenses. Letv 3D Helmet is surprisingly light and feels comfortable when worn, even if the users are wearing glasses. The 3D Helmet has its own display, measuring 5.5 inches, with stunning 2K resolution and a 70-degree field of view, giving you clear visuals from a preferable distance (15 metres).

Letv 3D Helmet hands-on revew: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?IBTimes India / Sami Khan

Letv 3D Helmet has padding in front of the lenses that fits perfectly covering all the sides of wearer's vision securely. The adjustable straps on the sides and at the top let users make necessary adjustments for an optimal fit. The right side of the 3D Helmet has physical buttons to turn on the VR headset, and adjust brightness and volume. There is a Mode button that lets users switch between 2D and 3D, and holding it down for two seconds will display the Visual Adjustment interface.

Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?IBTimes India / Sami Khan
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?IBTimes India / Sami Khan

There are adjustable sliders for both lenses at the bottom of the 3D Helmet, and an adjustment wheel at the top that lets the user match the IPD and Myopia conditions, respectively. A 3.5mm headphone jack is placed at the bottom to connect earphones for a cinematic experience.

Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?IBTimes India / Sami Khan
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?IBTimes India / Sami Khan

Letv 3D Helmet has a physical cable that combines a USB Type-C connector and a USB connector. The USB Type-C connects to a smartphone with a supporting port, which relays the phone's content into the virtual reality screen of the 3D Helmet. The USB connector serves as the power source for the VR headset, which can be connected to a powerbank, PC, or laptop.

Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?IBTimes India / Sami Khan

How to get started?

Connect the HDMI powering plug to a power source (power bank or a PC), then connect the USB Type-C plug to the smartphone. Use best-quality headphones and connect them to the 3.5mm jack.

Now, put on the 3D Helmet and adjust the hook-and-loop fastener for an optimum fit. Turn on the VR headset by pressing the power button for one second.

Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?IBTimes India / Sami Khan

Adjust your vision with the help of IPD sliders and Myopia wheel until the green lines and the text appear clear. Press any button to exit the adjustment interface.

Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?
Letv 3D Helmet hands-on review: How to set up and use virtual reality headset?IBTimes India / Sami Khan

Once it is set up, users will be able to see the contents of the phone. Hold the Mode button for two seconds to enter the Visual Adjustment interface. Select and play a video and follow the on-screen instructions to enter Private Theater Mode for the best experience.