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:

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

Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset
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Zeiss VR ONE Plus Headset
  • 3D Videos, Games, and Augmented Reality
  • Zeiss Optics
  • Eyeglass Compatible
  • Removable Head Strap
  • Supports Smartphones 4.7 to 5.5"

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.

Specifications:

  • 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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Virtual Reality Headset for Smartphone Homido V2 VR Headset Fit For 4'-5.7' Iphone and Android Smartphones 3D Glasses for 3D 360 Movies and Games
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Virtual Reality Headset for Smartphone Homido V2 VR Headset Fit For 4'-5.7' Iphone and Android Smartphones 3D Glasses for 3D 360 Movies and Games
  • Wide Compatibility : Compatibly Fits for All smartphones' screen size between 4 to 5.7 inch such as Samsung Galaxy Note 5/4/, Galaxy S7 Edge/Galaxy S6 S5 S4; Apple iPhone 7 7s 7 Plus 6s 6 Plus 5c 5s; LG/Sony Xperia/Huawei/Nexus/ASUS/HTC etc. ( The max length of smart phone is 159.6mm and max width is 79.3mm)
  • Adjustable pupil distance and object distance: To satisfy different groups of people. Adjust the pupil distance by rolling the gear on the left of the 3D VR GLASSES, and adjust the object distance by rolling the gear on the top of VR glass so as to get a better experience of watching movies.
  • Ergonomic Head belt Design : The T-shaped straps make it adjustable for different people. Its design can also help decrease the pressure on around your eyes so you will feel much more comfortable when enjoy the movie or game
  • Comfort design with sponge area - Extremely soft and thick foam is perfect long time use. And we prepare one replace sponge to meet your requirement if you have to wash sponge.
  • Perfect package:1set VR glasses in EVA carry case, it looks great, you can give your friend as a gift, and easy to carry.

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.

Specifications:

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

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

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VR Headset, VersionTech 2nd 360° Viewing Immersive 3D Virtual Reality Glasses Goggle for 3D Movies Video Games, Compatible with iPhone 8/8Plus/X/7Plus/6sPlus Galaxy S8 and Other Smartphone Device
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VR Headset, VersionTech 2nd 360° Viewing Immersive 3D Virtual Reality Glasses Goggle for 3D Movies Video Games, Compatible with iPhone 8/8Plus/X/7Plus/6sPlus Galaxy S8 and Other Smartphone Device
  • Turn your smart phone into the ultimate 3D machine for 3D games and split screen movies; works with over 300+ iOS/Android virtual reality apps on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Search VR or some other related keywords on Google Play or APP store. A truly fun and immersive experience for any age
  • Pupil Distance (PD) and Focal Distance (FD) both can be adjusted to get the best 3D immersive experience. Pupillary Distance adjustment range: 55mm - 75mm. Myopia less than 600 degree is ok to use this item without wearing glasses. Note: The focus adjustment is NOT independent for each eye
  • Fits for iPhone, Android phones and Windows phones with screen size within 6.0 inch, recommended phone size is 4.7- 6.0 inch. The max length*width of phone is 154mm*82mm. Fits for: Samsung Note 5/4/ 3/ Galaxy S7 Edge/S7/ S6/S5,Apple iPhone 7/7 Plus/ 6s/ 6/ 6 Plus 5c/ 5s/5 ,Moto X Style, LG G5, Sony Xperia Z5 etc
  • The front cover is easy to be removed. It makes the phone cool while using, and it is great for ventilation for long use. You can charge and use earphone at the same time through the ventilation holes on both sides
  • The surface of this 3D VR glasses is matte and it also uses a high-definition optical resin lenses. Three adjustable straps can distract part of pressure from the bridge of nose, super face foam protector, comfortable design

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.

Specifications:

  • 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

Conclusion:

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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