Apple Vision Pro Headsets

Apple enthusiasts are already returning their Vision Pro headsets: here why?

The Apple Vision Pro, a recently released virtual reality headset, generated considerable enthusiasm among tech enthusiasts upon its debut earlier this month. However, the initial excitement has waned, with numerous users returning their headsets due to complaints of headaches and motion sickness.

It is worth noting that Apple provides a 14-day window for returns and refunds from the date of purchase for dissatisfied customers. Numerous users are using social media platforms to voice their discontent with the product, citing discomfort in its fit despite its substantial price tag.

Certain users have raised concerns about experiencing dry eyes and redness due to prolonged exposure to light. The weight distribution, with most of it concentrated at the front, has been a common complaint. There are even apprehensions among some users about the potential risk of a burst blood vessel in the eye associated with the device.

Many users are taking to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the product

The Apple Vision Pro, a virtual reality headset, hit the markets earlier this month, generating a wave of excitement among tech enthusiasts. Ever since its launch, several people have been documenting their experience of using Apple’s newest breakthrough. However, the excitement seems to be fading now as many users are returning their headsets after complaining of headaches and motion sickness.
Notably, Apple allows returns and refunds of its products for up to 14 days from the date of purchase if you are not satisfied with it. Many users are taking to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the product, criticising its uncomfortable fit despite the hefty price.

Some users also complained of dry eyes and redness in their eyes due to the constant exposure to light. The weight of the device, and the fact that most of it is front-loaded, has been another complaint. Some even fear that the device may cause a burst blood vessel in the eye.

A user wrote on Reddit “ I picked up Vision Pro on release day. Since I started using it, i have had constant headaches. I went to Apple store and they swapped my light seal from 21w to 22w. I tried both solo and dual bands. None of them seem to work. I even bought a headband from amazon to support the solo loop band and it did not help either. Today I decided not to use it for more than 24 hours and my headache is gone,”

Another wrote, “I unfortunately am also having severe headaches when I wear this for more than 30-45 minutes. I have tried both bands and the issue seems to be the amount of pressure the bands put on the back of my head. I tried loosening it but because the headset is so heavy, I have to tighten these fairly well to prevent it from slipping down and getting the “raise up headset” error. This is so devastating as I love everything else about the AVP.”

Users have expressed dissatisfaction with the device, citing it as unsuitable for prolonged use. Some have specifically mentioned issues with the virtual apps overlay, which appears blurry and contributes to eye strain when superimposed on the users’ line of sight.

one user wrote on X “Can’t wait to return the Vision Pro, probably the most mind-blowing piece of tech I’ve ever tried. Can’t deal with these headaches after 10 minutes of use though”

The Vision Pro marks Apple’s most significant investment since the introduction of the iPhone over a decade ago. Priced starting at $3,499, it surpasses the cost of Meta’s most expensive mixed and virtual reality headset by more than threefold.

Interestingly, Apple’s user guide for the Vision Pro cautions users about potential vomit-inducing side effects, particularly for those who are susceptible to motion sickness.

“Immersive content that has a higher probability of causing certain people to experience motion sickness,” the company’s support page for the device states.

“Be aware of symptoms of motion sickness, such as nausea, and stop using Apple Vision Pro if you experience them. Wait until symptoms have subsided before doing anything – such as walking or driving a car – that requires balance, coordination, or attention to safety.”

Source: NDTV

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