A VR headset made for mobile is a great way to experience virtual reality with the only need of your smartphone. It is a much cheaper alternative to buying a 1000$ PC in order to support your headset devices such as the oculus rift.
There are a lot of great VR headset available right now, all you need to enjoy virtual reality is to insert your phone into it and launch some VR application directly on your phone. There are hundreds of apps available on both ios and android, some are really mediocre quality, to be honest, but some of them are worth getting a VR headset just to try them once.
Virtual reality is getting bigger and bigger, if you buy yourself a headset now, you will enjoy it for years to come with this technology always evolving and developers creating new VR apps and 3D videos, there will always be new content to play with and new videos to watch. Procuring yourself a VR headset can be really cheap as well. Just look at the Google Cardboard that you can get for less than 20$ and I think it’s completely worth that money but we gotta be realistic, you’re getting what you paid for. You will have a good idea of what is the virtual reality with the Google Cardboard but it might not be as durable as another headset and the experience will be limited.
Procuring yourself a VR headset can be really cheap as well. Just look at the Google Cardboard that you can get for less than 20$ and I think it’s completely worth that money but we gotta be realistic, you’re getting what you paid for. You will have a good idea of what is the virtual reality with the Google Cardboard but it might not be as durable as another headset and the experience will be limited.
My first headset was a Google Cardboard that I got at I am cardboard and I had so much fun with it. It was all new to me, I didn’t know much about virtual reality before that, it’s something I think that you really need to try in order to understand what this is about and the Google Cardboard is perfect for that.
My only knowledge was with the oculus rift, but since it was so expensive, I wasn’t that excited about it, I would have had to buy a new computer plus the headset and I didn’t have that kind of money. So, when I found out about mobile VR headset I was really excited about it. Now I tried a couple different VR headset not too expensive, some great ones you can get for about 100$ and they are amazing.
I made a list below of some of the best VR headset that you can use with your smartphone, with the pricing and where you can get it.Hopefully to help you decide which one would be best for yours.
The Merge VR headset is unique kind of headset because of the materials it’s made off, which is a hard foam and it makes it really comfortable it just feels good wearing it, not too heavy either. Also, it is nearly impossible to break because of the materials it’s made off, unlike hard plastic. Talking about a durable VR headset, the Merge VR it a great choice.
There are 2 straps coming with it, one goes on the back of your head and the other on top so it will not move a bit when you are playings games. The lenses are adjustable as well so you can get a perfect view of your screen and so it will fit everybody, depending on the size of your phone or your interpupillary distance, (distance between your eyes) so great thinking adding adjustable lenses.
There is also a removable part on the front of the headset so you can use the camera for augmented reality. For example, you can watch dinosaurs in your real environment with the app call dinosaurs, or watch the stars and constellation in the sky. Really awesome headset I recommended it.
The classic VR cardboard headset has a lot of different models since Google does not make any “Official Google Cardboard” headset but they are all approved by Google if you can see the “Work with Google Cardboard” logo on it.
It’s a really simple concept, a piece of cardboard, 2 lenses, some velcro to hold everything in place, an optional strap to hold it on your face. It’s the cheapest way to experience virtual reality but it is a good way since you can do pretty much all the same thing with it than any other VR headset, all the apps will work but it’s not the same quality. It will not hold on your face that good, the cardboard on your face it no really comfortable if you wear it for a long period of time. Don’t get me
Don’t get me wrong though, it is still an amazing headset for what it’s worth and I would recommend it to anybody who never experience virtual reality before. If you are a bit crafty, you can even build one yourseft you can find instruction at google.com
Homido VR headset
The Homido is a great headset as well with some awesome features that make it stands out. It’s made of hard plastic, solid built, there is a smartphone clip on the front to hold your phone in. All around the head straps to hold it in place, I heard some people felt a little discomfort in the nose area but I didn’t had any problems myself using it. All around is made of soft foam to cover your face when you use it and you can even take it off to clean it or eventually replace it.
One of the best features with the Homido headset is that it comes with 3 different pairs of lenses that are interchangeable, made for people with vision problems, one pair is for far-sighted vision, and another one for near-sighted vision so it doesn’t compromise the experience even if you wear glasses. I don’t wear glasses anymore, thanks to laser correction but if I had too, I would probably buy the Homido just because of that, really awesome feature.
There are two settings for the lenses you can adjust the eyes to lens distance with a button on the side, as well as interpupillary distance (the distance between your eyes). On their website you can buy their Bluetooth gamepad for 20$ extra as well for Android user only, you can play games with it browse through videos, cool gadget as well.
Freefly VR headset
Freefly headset is another great cheap virtual reality headset, they have a bundle package currently available on amazon, you can a hard travel case with it, a cleaning cloth, and also a free Bluetooth gamepad controller, only available for Android users again, unfortunately.
This headset is really well built, it has soft faux leather around the edge that goes on your face, so it’s a bit higher quality than soft foam. To insert your phone inside you just have to click one button and the cover will come down, it’s really useful so you don’t have to take your phone off the headset every time you want to change apps.
You have straps all around the head to hold it perfectly tight on your head, lots of space for the nose area, no complaint there, good quality in overall, really comfortable wearing it, great headset for a cheap price.