The Best VR Headset for iPhone – Review 2017/2018

Virtual Reality or VR simply, is here to stay. It has created enough buzz in the past few years, and some new devices having been introduced this year.

The Most Recommended 3 VR headsets for iPhone (2017/2018) are:

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Virtual reality is near-reality that you can experience with the help of a computer generated environment. It is a technology that is in the process of continuous evolution. The power of technology is used so well in Virtual Reality that it lets one go into a fascinating world, with the help of a virtual reality headset and motion tracking.

How does VR work?

Virtual reality uses computer technology and creates a three-dimensional world which is a simulated version that the user can be part of. In this virtual reality experience, the user’s motions can be tracked, especially the head and eye movements. This motion tracking helps in the adjustment of the images on the user’s display which reflect the perspective change.

Virtual reality occurs in computer-generated simulations that allow the users to use different electronic equipment to interact with and control the environment. VR technology makes use of VR headsets, advanced controllers, surround systems, platforms for walking and controlling the action etc.

How do the VR headsets for iPhone work?

Though Apple does not have dedicated VR gear, most of the VR headsets that are available in the market are compatible with iPhone.

VR headsets come under two categories:

  • Mobile VR headsets
  • Tethered VR headsets

Mobile headsets are the ones with lenses, where the smartphone turns into a VR device. The smartphone’s hardware and display technology provide good engine and visuals.

Tethered headsets are physically connected to the laptop or computer. It is a much more complex system that gives an ultimate VR experience.

The VR headset for iPhones works pretty well with iPhone, giving the user an awesome virtual reality experience.

Best 3 Headsets Description:

A detailed description of the best three VR headsets for iPhones is given below, along with the specifications and features.

Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset

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The Virtual Reality headset from the optics specialist Zeiss is the Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset.

This is a headset that is compatible with the iPhone, converting it to give the user an amazing 3D experience.

Its universal design makes it quite compatible with most of the smartphones. It has a removable tray that slides between the lenses and the back.

This VR headset lets you access the world of augmented reality, 3D videos, games etc. Its specially designed eye-box removes the need for the user to make any mechanical lens adjustments.

However, there is a little downside to this headset. There is not much content for the device. But you can use the apps designed for Google Cardboard. This headset is more an entry level segment. It is by far not the best example of virtual reality, but definitely a step above Google Cardboard.


  • Uses Precision eye glass lenses from Zeiss.
  • Supports smartphones like iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, with screen sizes between 4.7 and 5.5 inches.
  • Detachable head strap.
  • Field of view is approximately 100°
  • Supports Interpupillary distance (IPD) of 53 ~ 77 mm 

Read the Full Review HERE

Homido V2 Virtual Reality Headset for Smartphone

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This Virtual Reality headset from Homido is a good piece of hardware. But is more or less like the Google Cardboard.

It has a clever design making it compatible with any smartphone that can fit effortlessly into the front.

The iPhone 6 fits very well. The Homido V2 Virtual Reality Headset has a slot in the front where users can place the iPhone or any other smartphone and view the content that is designed for virtual reality. The headset has two lenses that help you to watch 3D films in the Side-By-Side (SBS) format.


  • Custom lenses with Farsightedness and nearsightedness settings
  • Settings for optical Immersion and IPD adjustments
  • Wireless
  • Interchangeable face contact foam 

Read the Full Review HERE

VersionTech 2nd 360° Viewing Immersive Virtual Reality Headset VR Goggle Box 3D Glasses.

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This is an entry level headset that allows you to explore virtual reality and is meant for the early adopters of technology.

It works very well with iPhone apps and android virtual reality apps.

The VersionTech 2nd 360° Viewing Immersive Virtual Reality Headset uses high definition optical resin lens.

It gives users an amazing 360 degree viewing immersive virtual reality.

It is very compatible with the iPhone and other android mobiles.

With the help of this VR headset, you can transform your phone screen into a panoramic theater and watch 3D films or videos. This headset has other features that allow for great ventilation; has adjustable straps; foam protector etc.

However, there is a pressure felt on the bridge of the nose, when used. But the adjustable straps and foam protector tend to distract this pressure.


  • The 3D VR glasses’ surface is matte.
  • Uses high-definition optical resin lenses.
  • Adjustable lens distance and view distance
  • The adjustable pupil distance is 2.3 – 2.8 inches
  • The adjustable focal distance -0.2- 0.2 inches

Read the Full Review HERE


There are many VR headsets for iPhones that are compatible with other smartphones as well. All the above-mentioned products are entry-level variants, that allow a user to begin to experiment and experience with virtual reality.

The Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset is a cheap alternative from among the three. The Homido V2 Virtual Reality Headset and the VersionTech 2nd 360° Viewing Immersive Virtual Reality Headset are far better options. The Homido is slowly climbing the popularity charts because of its compatibility with the bigger smartphones.

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John T.
VR Headset for iPhone