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Shameless Review of the Goovis Headset!

One of the things I used to carry with me years ago was an Archos media player. I no longer need that, as my iPhone has enough memory for all my music and my videos. The thing that impacts me now is a set of noise-canceling earphones. But about two years ago, I found a small company on Kickstarter that has grown considerably since being crowdfunded to start in Goovis. Goovis makes a video screen playback system. There have been many headsets that do that over the years. But Goovis has moved beyond the headset concept. First off, you can use any number of headsets. What they do is take an input device (iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or phone, or your computer) and a project that information on the device screen.

The screen replicates how the image would look on a 100 inch TV. Check the process, 599 dollars, or less for the Goovis headset. Twelve thousand dollars or more for a 100 inch 4k TV. I have had a number of these headsets over the years. Goovis supports playing directly from the various streaming media systems (Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon video). It also supports items stored on the actual Goovis Device, and it supports an HDMI in connection. The operating system for the headset is the AndroidTV system. The other very interesting feature is the remove glasses feature. That isn’t the name of the feature; it is just that you do not have to wear glasses with the Goovis device.

It has a manual bar that allows you to change the magnification. If you have old eyes (like me), you can use the Goovis without wearing your glasses!  Goovis does not have noise-canceling headphones. But the base unit (power and video sourcing) includes standard audio, Jack. I use my comfortable wired over the ears headset with the Goovis. You have to make sure the headset is big enough to cover the additional bump to your head size that the headset adds. I’ve watched live TV (by connecting my iPhone), movies, and several TedTalks. I don’t use the Goovis to listen to Audible books, but it is my go-to solution for when I need to review something and don’t want to turn on a project.

I give the Goovis headset an 8 out of 10!

  • Question of

    Most people won’t need this, but it is still pretty cool right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Iphone to HDMI adapters are pretty inexpensive and could let you put your phone on your TV! right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    sometimes we have to just do things for ourselves right?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: MOST PEOPLE WON’T NEED THIS, BUT IT IS STILL PRETTY COOL RIGHT?
    Yes (4 votes) – 100%
    Q: IPHONE TO HDMI ADAPTERS ARE PRETTY INEXPENSIVE AND COULD LET YOU PUT YOUR PHONE ON YOUR TV! RIGHT?
    Yes (4 votes) – 100%
    Q: SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO JUST DO THINGS FOR OURSELVES RIGHT?
    Yes (4 votes) – 100%

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