- 1 Top 3 Best VR Headsets For VRChat 2019 – Buying Guide
- 2 1. Homido Virtual Reality Headset
- 3 2. FreeFly Mobile Virtual Reality Headset
- 4 3. DESTEK® 3D VR Virtual Reality Headset
Top 3 Best VR Headsets For VRChat 2019 – Buying Guide
The Homido virtual reality headset is coming to market with an exciting array of features at a very attractive price point.
The guys behind this entry level smartphone-based VR headset device will tell you Homido’s unique selling point is its full-featured adjustment system to handle not only multiple phones but multiple eye types as well. The easy slide in phone holder makes it easy to get access to the phone when you are adjusting settings in your VR app or sifting through multiple videos.
The Homido VR really shines when it comes to its focal adjustments. This HMD VR setup features focus adjustments on their specialized virtual reality lenses. The headset also has a slider to adjust to your perfect pupil distance. If that is not enough adjustment for you, you can also adjust the distance of the phone from the viewscreen, making it one of the most versatile VR headsets on the market.
Homido VR Headset Gives Unrivaled Adjustability
At less the amount of adjustability that comes with the Homido Virtual Reality headset is amazing. This France based company has put a lot of thought into designing a VR experience that will work for the masses. This is the Editor’s choice for the best VR Headsets for VRChat.
The Sub VR headset market is getting pretty competitive now with Samsung throwing down the gauntlet with the Gear VR option. Yet with a 120-degree field of view and some nice premium options, the FreeFly mobile virtual reality headset will look to take a bite out of the market share.
The Freefly VR system is produced by UK company Proteus VR Labs which was founded in 2013. The key to the early Freefly success has to do with the adjustable phone grip that allows it to firmly fit smartphones between 4.7 and 6.1 inches. Popping the phone out is easy with its push-button release clamp.
When looking at all their promotional material out there you can tell their mission statement is creating the most immersive VR experience that can at an affordable price. Proteus achieves this by utilizing large 42mm lenses. Pushing the lenses close tot he viewer they are able to get a comfortable 120-degree field of view, beating out higher priced competitor Zeiss VR One.
One thing you see a lot of Freefly customers complaining about is the lack of IPD adjustment for the large lenses and Proteus does a great job of explaining why it keeps the lenses fixed.
That’s the big step up when coming from a Google Cardboard type to a headset like Freefly is the feeling of becoming part of the scene you are experiencing, rather than spying on it.
Included with on the Freefly kit is the glide Bluetooth controller. This controller will connect to your iPhone or Android and allow you to move freely within the virtual world. This is a great added bonus that its competitors would normally charge extra for, or not have at all.
Like Homido or Zeiss VR One headsets, the Freefly HMD also offers a companion app for IOS and Android devices. Right now it is just a launch pad for curated VR experiences Proteuas thinks you will like. They keep it updated with fresh content but at the moment is not adding anything groundbreaking in this department.
A lot of the comments talk about the comfort and high-end feel of the device as well as the awesome 120-degree immersion.
Overall this smartphone VR system from Proteus Labs is a great option for users looking to upgrade their Google cardboard experience and get into true VR immersive content. Will it beat out Gear VR or Zeiss VR One, we will see, but it looks like this British product has found a solid footing in the virtual reality space.
Freefly’s large lenses and a 120-degree field of view make this VR headset an immersion machine. You truly feel part of the experience. Proteus feels confident on their setup so there are no lenses adjustments which may be an issue.
Where Google Cardboard lacks is the comfort and implementation of the VR technology. This particular headset adds that comfort with an adjustable 3-way head strap and on its newest release comfortable foam nose cushion padding. This allows you to experience longer VR content without distraction from plastic (or cardboard!) digging into the bridge of your nose.
The comfort factor is where the Destek VR unit really shines, however, its VR experience may not be a huge step up from the DIY pizza box kit. While it boasts that it is the only VR company to use Frensnel lenses which adds great clarity and focus the box itself has a fairly narrow frame of view. It is only slightly larger at 90 degrees.
While the plastic casing means your VR device won’t wither if left in the rain, it is a pretty light material and probably wouldn’t handle a very far fall or unknowing footstep. However, the lightweight design does make it a lot more comfortable to wear for long VR experiences.
Optional VR Bluetooth Remote
One great advantage the Destek has over the competition is the optional add-on of a Bluetooth remote that will allow you to control your virtual environment. This add-on is priced pretty well too on Amazon when you purchase it with the unit.
What Phones Will The Destek VR fit?
This VR system is built to fit phones from 4-6 inches, more specifically 159mm*85mm.
While if you are a beginner then this VR headset system, you might want to make it your first, at a great price point a comfortable design Destek has created a great entry level product to utilize the over 300 VR related apps and experiences on the mobile app marketplace or Apple and Google.
If you are looking for a comfortable step up and a good experience, the Desket 3D VR Headset may be the choice for you, at least in the beginning. We had to dock it a couple points for the lack of any lense or distance adjustments.
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