It is what it is for the price, definitely a step up from Google Cardboard. I bought my Cynoculars from Wal-Mart for about $20, a decent price for a beginners VR headset.Pro's: easy to use, eye lenses adjustable for focus and eye distance relative to the other eye (something Cardboard did not do). The body of the headset seems to be reliable and of good quality. There is a sliding door on the front of the headset that can be opened to scan the pairing graphic without having to take your phone out of the headset. Pairing was quick and trouble free with my old Galaxy SIII. If my battery weren't already low by the time I started using it, I could have used it for hours more. The focus (when done right) is sharp enough to see the individual pixels on your smartphone.Con's: The adjustable elastic straps seem to be very tight, this could cause some users discomfort. At first, I had trouble figuring out the way to open the tray for my smartphone; just remember that the openings for power cords, earphones, etc., are attached to the tray. Use the tab and the openings to open the tray. Your phone may try to slip out of place since the non-adjustable side of the smartphone mount is a smooth surface. I used two of the included rubber pads to help keep the phone in place. The remote has a few issues, but none that would keep me from using it, I've simply adapted to how it can be used. Unfortunately, I had to take my phone out of its protective case to use the headset, but that's a minor issue.Bottom line: it is worth the $20 for what it does. If you don't like it or can't use it, at least you won't use a lot of money.