However, even large companies such as Google and Samsung seems to have abandoned the idea to release a VR headset for smartphones. That is why many are wondering, what kind of VR glasses available today?
Fortunately, the market still has excellent soup, while Autonomous virtual reality has fill most of the gap left mobile. From cheap cardboard models to high-tech stand-alone devices – we have compiled the best mobile VR headset.
Price: 53 000 RUB.
Oculus Quest set the gold standard Autonomous virtual reality, when it released last year. The device delivers a truly relaxed experience without any additional sensors, wires and, most importantly, without a computer or console.
The headset is not only portable, but powerful: the device has an impressive resolution of 2880 x 1600, and the function of positional tracking with six degrees of freedom. In contrast to the predecessor, Go Oculus, Oculus Quest also comes with two touch controllers: they can easily withstand your gestures in any game, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in title. The feeling of immersion is enhanced positional audio.
weight Distribution in the model is also quite good, so you can spend hours playing your favorite games. The only thing that bothers is the battery. Unfortunately, as in the case of Go Oculus, Oculus Quest is able to work two to three hours of battery life. However, this is one of the best headsets on the market.
Price: from 18 000 RUB.
If you are looking for a standalone VR headset and have an average budget, Oculus Go — what you need. The device is very compact and easy to use — it does not need to connect to a PC or console. The device is partially made from breathable fabrics, making it comfortable to wear for hours on end.
Go Oculus is equipped with chipset Snapdragon 821 and display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (538ppi). The model has a built in feature surround sound and a microphone and comes with a wireless controller. Battery is approximately 2 hours of gaming or up to 2.5 hours of streaming multimedia.
The set works with more than 1,000 games and apps, so unlikely to get bored quickly.
Samsung Gear VR
Price: 6 900 RUB
The Samsung Gear VR — one of the few true mobile VR headsets. All you need to do to enjoy more than 600 games and a bunch of 360-degree videos, — is insert your smartphone into the device.
The model is equipped with a special wheel that is used to adjust the distance between the phone and the lenses of the display, and touch pad, volume controls and buttons "home/back" from the right side. The package includes a controller, which is very convenient in games.
The problem with VR Gear is that it only works with the with Samsung, making it useless for those who have a phone from another manufacturer. Headset compatible with Galaxy S10 Galaxy Note 9 and most plamenov Samsung released earlier. However, it is not compatible with the series Galaxy Note 10 or S20. It seems that Samsung at the moment refuses to virtual reality, as even sells Gear VR – but the helmet can still be purchased from other retailers.
Price: 3 600 RUB
This is a perfect virtual reality device for kids. VR Merge headset is lightweight, durable and very easy to use.
As in the case of other mobile headsets, all you need to do is insert your smartphone into the slot and to take in the content. The good news is that VR Merge compatible with a wide range of smartphones with a size of 123 mm to 158 mm. This means that you can connect virtually any phone, except for the very large tabletow. VR Merge is also made from durable foam, which device is lighter than most other models – the weight is 340 grams. In addition, the surface can be cleaned easily, the material is able to withstand drops (within reason).
However, VR Merge headset is not supplied with the controller. He works with two integrated buttons. This means that the library has only a simple VR game. However, the device provides many entertaining and educational content. Add to this the affordable price of $ 49, and Merge is one of the best mobile headsets for children.
Nintendo Labo VR Kit
Price: 3 990 RUB
Nintendo Labo Kit is one of the most inventive additions to the known console Switch. The device provides a cardboard product, which the user needs to collect myself.
How does it work? As in the case of action, VR Labo Kit allows you to create your own virtual headset out of cardboard, which you then insert your Nintendo Switch. The difference is that cardboard Nintendo can take many forms. You can create a simple virtual reality glasses, and the Blaster Toy-Con, bird, camera, and much more. All projects Toy-Con place the Switch controllers and Joy-Con in different places for a unique experience.
Moreover, Labo VR Kit compatible with a number of great Nintendo games like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Smash Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and other. It is, perhaps, not the most convenient or immersive virtual reality experience, but certainly the most creative.
Price: from 300 RUB.
The easiest and cheapest way to plunge into the world of mobile virtual reality — to buy a cardboard headset from Google or another company. They are made of cardboard, and prices start from a few dollars. You can also create this yourself, if you want to save.
This type of device is ideal for beginners in virtual reality. They are compatible with almost any phone, although work experience is not best if you use a device with low display resolution. The smartphone must be placed inside the viewer, and if he has a chip NFC, the app "Cardboard" will start automatically. You can play a few games, to visit different places around the world through Google Maps and to watch 360-degree videos on YouTube.
The device is not quite convenient and has no special straps, so you always have to keep him. The official action will cost about $ 15, and prices on different clones start from $ 6 and go up to $ 40.
How to choose a mobile VR headset?
action is ideal for those who just want to try mobile VR to see what it has to offer the system. But if you like to play virtual games and watch 360-degree videos on a regular basis, it is best to choose one of the other models.
The Samsung Gear VR — a good choice if you have a Samsung smartphone compatible headset, and you don't want to spend too much money. However, you may have to hurry if you are planning to buy the device — a helmet will soon disappear from the shelves of all stores.
To really dive into the world of virtual reality, is to choose a standalone headset, which doesn't need pairing with your phone. Oculus Quest — the best choice, but if you want to save money, you can't go wrong with Oculus Go. If you are a happy owner of a PlayStation, then PSVR — a must-have, and all thanks to the amazing game library.