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Best VR Headsets for iPhone and Android

Google Cardboard ($15)

Just like its official slogan claimed, “Experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and affordable way.” Google Cardboard, developed by Google for the promotion of the VR concept, is indeed made up of cardboard, and in different sizes for compatibility with different smartphones. It was first distributed to attendants at the 2014 Google I/O meeting as a gift. Then, at 2015 I/O meeting, Google announced the 2nd generation of Cardboard, as well as details of its parameters and production skills, making it possible for the general public to DIY their own VR device. The easiest application of the device is to view panoramas and videos. In addition, Google has launched a number of VR games on the Google Play store, such as the Titans of Space and Deep Space Battle. Regarding Google Cardboard’s low cost (as low as $15), you probably should not set your expectations too high, but it is enough for you to experience the basics of VR. Google Cardboard is a fun, inexpensive way to turn nearly any iPhone or Android phone into a virtual reality viewer; however, the simplistic setup means your experience won’t come close to what high-end VR goggles like Oculus or Gear VR can provide.

Google Daydream View ($99)

The new Google Daydream View raised its price from $79 to $99. It has nicer fabric and a bit more weight than its predecessor. Although the new Daydream View is slightly heavier than its predecessor, it is still comfortable. The headset is made with a breathable fabric that makes it super soft and light. The headset’s interior is lined with a thicker layer of foam than any headset. Outside of the lenses and interior framework, the entirety of its insides is made of plush foam wrapped in soft, breathable fabric. It comes in different colors, including charcoal, fog and coral, so you can choose the one that matches your style.

Google has expanded the field of view (FOV) from 90 degrees to 100 degrees, which makes a world of difference. Instead of using smartphone’s speakers, the Daydream View requires you to pull out a pair of cans or buds in order to hear the action.

In addition to the original Pixel and Pixel XL, the VR headset works with the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8, Huawei Mate 9, ZTE Axon 7, LG V30, Motorola Moto Z, Z2 and Asus ZenFone AR.

Samsung Gear VR ($129.99)

Among the available products of premium mobile VR headsets, Samsung’s owns the best reputation so far for its great user experience. Its basic functions are very similar to Google Cardboard’s. However, Samsung Gear VR has an easy-to-use touch pad and is quite light-weighted, so you can play and watch more comfortably. Moreover, Samsung has been constantly improving user experience, including room for eyeglasses and more padding for extra comfort and durability. Price ranges from $60 to $100, which is rather affordable, compared with Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. One downside though, is that the device is only compatible with the Samsung’s Galaxy series smartphones.

The Gear VR headset has 101 degrees of FOV and weighs 345 g. Its companion app features a huge VR library but is unable to track movements in a room. The new version is added with a wireless controller compared to its predecessors, which makes the app infinitely easier to navigate than when only a head-mounted touchpad was available.

Merge VR Goggles ($59.99)

Merge VR goggles is made from allegedly “marshmallow soft” and “drop-tested” antimicrobial material with adjustable lenses. The product line has 10 colors available. The headset has 96 degrees of FOV. It is not just a headset, but a content portal, with stories, games and experiences.

You need to download the Google Cardboard app to start using the googles. Adults may want to help children to set up because it requires heavy lifting on how to pair everything together.

iDudu VR ($54.86)

iDudu Virtual Reality glasses are made of good quality plastic with excellent workmanship and elegant design. The improved leather material around the eye area and headband to make it comfortable to wear while watching movies or playing games. Pupil distance and focal distance could be adjustable, fits for eye-sight below 800 degrees. The front cover is adsorbed by the magnet, easily to be removed, make the phone cool while using, and great for ventilation for long use.

The iDudu headset has a 120-degree large FOV, and surprisingly suitable for people within and 0– 400-degree hyperopia. It has three adjustable straps for flexible wear, and is padded around the nose bridge and face foam protector with perforated leather.

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