That’s why I’ll be discussing Homido’s virtual reality headset. I’ve been having a good time watching VR movies on the Homido for the past few months, and my bottom line is that there’s no better-priced way to get a nice taste of the virtual reality experience.
At the present moment—October 2015—there aren’t a huge number of options for virtual reality viewers. In 2016, the Oculus Rift will enter the scene, and that no doubt will be pretty mind-blowing. But, two things: 1. It’s not here yet. 2. It’s going to be pretty expensive. The same appears to be the case with HTC Vive.And, we’re still in 2015. And, you may want to spend less than a hundred bucks. You can go with the very cheap Google Cardboard options as a starting point, but they give a low-quality experience. If money’s really tight, then sure, give Cardboard a try.
Right now, BaDoink will even give you a free one.
If you have a newer Samsung phone, then go with the Gear: especially since it’s price keeps coming down!
In addition to Samsungs, the Homido Viewer works with the following phones:
- HTC M8 or M9
- Nexus 4 or 5
- Sony Xperia Z2
- LG G3
- Oneplus One
- iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+
- Please note that Homido’s viewer works with Samsung’s Galaxy S 4, 5 or 6 and Note 3 or 4
So, what do you get when you buy the Homido viewer?
- The headset unit with lenses
- 3 pairs of lens holders (this easily lets you customize the viewer to make it work best with your particular face and eyes)
- A case
- A special cleaning cloth for the lenses
- A head strap
- The VR lenses are good quality. They offer 100 degrees FOV (field of vision). That means that you really feel immersed in the virtual reality setting.
- You can just twist the knobs to adjust for near sightedness or far sightedness. This is an important feature that other headsets almost always overlook.
- I like that it comes with a case.
- It works with both Android and iPhone devices.
- And, as I mentioned…the thing just works well and is a good deal at the price.
What don’t I like about Homido?
- At first, when I didn’t use the top strap, the skin by my nose got irritated. So, I now use the strap.
- Once in a while—rarely—the lenses can get a little foggy.
- That’s about it. At this price, I’ll take it.
So, I don’t have much more to say in this review of Homido’s VR viewer. If you want a nice virtual reality experience, this is a good choice that’s worth the money.