Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges

The Good The self-contained headset is wireless and generates some decent holographic effects. Will run on even some older iPhones and Android phones. A good handful of challenges and game modes. Comes with its own lightsaber hilt.

The Bad Doesn't always track your movements or the lightsaber very well. Lightsaber sometimes drops up out of sync. Requires a phone. Inserting and setting up the phone isn't easy or quick. Who knows if this will ever run other games?

The Bottom Line Lenovo's AR helmet for phones feels like a clever mini-HoloLens for Star Wars fans, but as a standalone headset with no other software, it's a tough sell.

Editors' Rating
  • Immersion 7.0
  • Interaction 7.0
  • Comfort 6.0
  • Ecosystem 5.0
  • Setup 6.0
6.3 Overall

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Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges
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Immersion
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4
8
Interaction
7
8
7
4
8
Comfort
6
7
7
9
7
Ecosystem
5
7
8
5
5
Setup
6
8
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10

Review

The first AR helmet to make you feel like the last Jedi

"This is epic!" So said my son when I strapped the mirrored headset to his face and stood off to the side as he swung a lightsaber in the air. He was fighting battle droids. I was making sure he didn't break anything.

You too, could be a lightsaber-wielding warrior in your own home, if you get Lenovo and Disney's clever Star Wars: Jedi Challenges kit. But you should know what you're getting into.

Unlike VR, Jedi Challenges makes it look like holographic enemies and challenges are floating around you in augmented reality. It's less immersive than VR, but less nauseating, too... and more fun for casual play and kids.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $200
  • Brand Lenovo
  • Product type VR Headset
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