This year is set to be a huge year for the growth of VR technology and with the huge selection of mobile VR headsets, they are becoming cheaper and better. VR apps for Android and iOS smartphones are also improving and making the virtual experience more immersive than ever. If your looking to dive in to the VR world then this list will cover a range of mobile VR headsets and give you a guide to buying a cheap but top VR headset. Here are the The Top 5 Best Mobile VR Headsets …
1Samsung Gear VR 2017
The new third-generation Gear VR was recently released to buy and after many iterations Samsung have included a motion controller for you to control the immersive action. There’s a turning wheel on top of the headset that you use to adjust the distance between the phone and display lenses, while the touch-pad, volume controls, home, and back buttons are found on the right side of the headset. On the bottom, there’s a USB Type-C port so you can keep your phone charged whilst you use the headset. The new Gear VR software update also adds higher resolution , a built-in web browser, and allows VR apps to run smoother than ever before.
What Phones is the Gear VR Headset Compatible with?
The Gear VR is pretty much a Samsung Galaxy exclusive. This is the biggest disadvantage of this headset, as it only works with 8 phones. S8, S8 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ are all covered, too.
2Freefly VR Headset
This headset will transform your smartphone into a VR headset entertainment system. The build quality is relatively lightweight and the secure straps fit together perfectly to make the Freefly VR comfortable to wear even for long periods of time. It comes boxed with a glide controller which is charged using a USB cable. It connects with your phones bluetooth for an immersive vr experience.
What Phones is the Freefly VR Headset Compatible with?
The Freefly VR supports up to a maximum of a 6.1 inch screen. There are too many compatible devices to list but the iPhone 6 upwards will all work just fine and as for Android anything from the Samsung S4 to the S7 Edge will work perfectly. For a full list of phones you can visit the Freefly VR phone list
3Google Daydream View
Google Daydream is a great way for you to introduce yourself to the world of virtual reality. It claims to be compatible with more phones than any other VR headset out there and whats more is it’s relatively cheap in comparison to some higher end headsets like the Oculus Rift.
The outside of the Daydream headset is coated in a soft fabric which surprisingly looks really neat. On the inside is a comfortable cushioned padding which allows you to use the VR headset for extended periods of time.
What phones is the Google Daydream Compatible with?
Google has listed it’s recommended phones to be used with the Daydream Headset. Daydream-ready phones are built for VR with high-resolution displays, smooth graphics and high-fidelity sensors. However there are still lots of other devices which are compatible with the headset. To give you a clearer idea as to whether your Android smartphone will work with the Daydream here is a list of phones Google have announced that will work with the VR headset.
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Moto Z
- Moto Z Force
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design Edition
- ZTE Axon 7
- Asus Zenfone AR
4ZEISS VR ONE Plus – Virtual Reality Glasses
This lightweight Zeiss VR One Plus Virtual Reality Headset is easy to wear for comfortable entertainment at a reasonable price. An easy-to-use tray holds your phone at the proper angle for 3-D viewing, and the device is compatible with a variety of smartphones and VR apps. The see-through front shield allows the smartphone’s camera to function undeterred, perfect for using with AR apps. This creates one of the most immersive and realistic mobile vr experiences available today. Although this been said, If you have a Samsung we would definitely recommend the Gear headset because of the wider range of apps available.
What Phones is the ZEISS VR ONE Plus Headset Compatible with?
This supports smartphones with display sizes between 4.7″ and 5.5″ (This includes e.g. Apple iPhone 6/ 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7)
5Canbor VR Headset
The Canbor VR headset is the number one virtual reality headset if you’re looking to get a taste of VR for the lowest price. Its the number one selling vr headset on Amazon and has been for some time. Though if you want to play games and have a more immersive VR experience then we’d recommend spending a bit more. The headset is protected by a soft leather cover to comfort the head and under the eyes. The lens adjusts to suit your vision. It also comes with a nifty remote, works great, and its also compatible with iOS or Android! This is a great go-to for everyone in my family
What Phones is the Canbor Headset Compatible with?
Fit for iOS and Android smartphones screen size: from 4.0 inch to 6.0 inch Height: Max 165mm Width: Max 85mm
Thanks for reading our list of the very best VR headsets in 2017. Please leave a comment if you think we’ve made a mistake by adding one of the products or if you’ve had a great experience with any of the headsets above then let us know!