CES 2017: Royole Moon

While roaming the floors for CES 2017, I ran across the Royole Moon. I initially thought that this was a VR headset. In reality, this is like wearing a TV screen. The Royole Moon connects to various devices (console, PC, etc) via HDMI. It is made of plastic, metal, and leather. It is really comfortable on the head and ears. The sound the image quality is pretty good. The headphones are noise cancelling and the display is full 1080p and simulates an 800″ curved display. This product has a lot of bells and whistles but I am not sure if it is worth the price. At 800 dollars, I think consumers should really do some research before purchasing.

There are a few things that you need to know about the Royole Moon. This is a headset used to display content. Like I said before, this is done through HDMI and it also has USB ports for your own media. This is not a VR headset. With a price tag of 800 dollars, this would be competing with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Without VR capabilities, it is a little hard for me to personally justify the price. In the coming months/years, Microsoft will be partnering with various companies to provide VR headsets and prices starting around 300 bucks. I am not sure of the build quality or resolution of these devices but they could provide some hefty competition.

There are many features that make this device very interesting. It is made for travel and it is fully collapsible. The menus are also navigated using a built in touch technology built into the headset. If I had an unlimited budget, I’d buy this right now. Maybe the company will come with a lower priced model in the future. I have done some research and I have seen similar products with a similar price point. I just wonder if the VR headsets hitting the marking diminish the need for something like this?

If you want to find more information about the Royole Moon, you can check out their site HERE.

Alena Alambeigi

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