Experts have said that after the successful touchscreen era, it is a time for head mounted devices that would create immersive virtual world users. And thus, Virtual Reality headset would be a big part of future. With a vast number of smartphones sales in India, the country could be looking at a phenomenal explode of VR headset sales in near future.
But currently, if you see the situation, the big players in Virtual Reality are Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, LG 360 VR and Samsung Gear VR, which was co-developed with Oculus. While many of these models are yet to go on sale in International markets, and there are no words for some of those VR headsets that when they would be coming up in India. That is just one thing that virtual reality devices makers would have to tackle. The second part is the pricing, offering a VR headset at a price of the mid-range handset is not a good idea. Certainly not for the Indian audience, who will definitely prefer to buy a smartphone first then even think to get a headset.
If you are in such situation, then we have a list of Virtual Reality headsets that won’t put hole I your pockets. Below we have listed best top virtual reality headsets available in the country. Check out.
Inspired from Google Cardboard, this full plastic body virtual reality headset can hold up to 6-inch display sized smartphones. Note that minimum operating system required to use this VR viewer on Android is 4.1 version, while on an Apple device it should be running on at least iOS 6 version. The company claims that it is made from a flexible plastic, which should make it more durable than the cardboard viewers and it is quite true. There is an adjustable head strap that maintains the weight balance between headset and phone over the head. Thus, making is possible to keep it strapped for a longer duration when you’re watching a movie. Weight 120 grams and having dimensions; 13.2 x 9.7 x 10.2 cm. There is a support of magnetic trigger that is being used in some gaming applications, although, for this magnetic trigger to work, the phone should have sensors like magnetometer and gyroscope. It works on the split screen methodology, just install any third party virtual reality app and you’re good to go.
Price: Rs 650
DOMO nHance VR4
This virtual reality headset may look complicated, but it certainly has some features that one would definitely like on their VR headset. The company claims that it allows you to view in true 3D and explore the 3D virtual world with head tracking feature. The VR4 is compatible with display size varying from 3.5-inch to 6-inch. The Google Cardboard application can be used with nHance VR4 by pairing it with HID (Human Interface Devices) such as Game Controllers, Keyboard, or Mouse. With its adjustable design language, the DOMO VR headset can be compatible with most smartphone across different brands. With an open back, you can use your camera for real-time 3D recording. The soft rubber padding ensures that it stay comfortable during those extended hours of virtual entertainment. It uses a pair of Aspheric optical lens that can be removed and adjusted. Note it is also compatible with both Android and iOS devices, although, the company hasn’t specified the exact version.
Price: Rs 1549
DMG VR Box
Claimed to use high quality ABS and 42mm diameter spherical resin lens material without plastic stimulation sheet, the DMG’s VR Box should lower down the distortion level to the minimum when someone magnify the images to get a wider view. Moreover, with the usage of resin material company claims that you’ll not feel fatigue and get dizzy despite using for a longer duration. The strap is T-shaped and is adjustable according to the requirement. The simulating distance it offers is of 1000 inches big screen at a distance of 3 metres. It is supposedly perfect for people with myopia under 600 degreed, as they won’t need to wear their glasses in order to clearly see the 3D movies or games while wearing this VR Box.
Price: Rs 2,199
Unlike open space headsets, the Procus VR is tightly packed and thus no external light will interfere with your VR experience. The company promises a high quality VR device that has a good finish and fantastic lens quality. The devices ranging from 4.5-inch to 6-inch in display size are supported by this virtual reality viewer. With an adjustable Velcro strap, one can easily adjust the headset according to their head size. The maker touts that it can be used while you’re wearing the prescribed glasses. All three platforms, Android, iOS and Windows Phone (if there is any app) are supported by the headset. There is a feature where one can adjust the interpupillary distance to match facial shape. Moreover, it is said to offer a large field of view and modifiable screen to eye distance. That is all you need to have immersive virtual reality experience.
Price: Rs 2,599
Sporting a humongous 45mm lens, the SDO VR delivers an amazing virtual reality experience. What’s interesting is that company claims their VR headset is the most portable VR viewer in the market, which on can fit in a denim jeans pocket. Though, I highly doubt anyone would like to carry around a VR headset in their jeans pocket. But it does appeal a far better portability than those expensive VR headsets out there. Best suited for screen size up to 5.5-inch the SDO VR offers premium quality material and a fine quality lenses of 25mm diameter and 45mm focal length. The device is said to be compatible with a smartphone running on Android 4.1 version, iOS 5.0 and above version. Also, note that those devices should have gyro sensor as without it they won’t be compatible to showcase VR experience.
Price: Rs 1,249
This was the list of best affordable virtual reality headsets you could buy in India. We hope you’ll be getting one of those virtual reality viewers and immersive yourself in the virtual reality world. If you have any query regarding these VR headsets, shoot in the comments section and we will get back to you as soon as possible.