It is likely that Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Project Morpheus are first to spring to mind. At a push the Samsung Gear VR might even enter your thoughts. One device we are pretty sure that you will not recall is the Homido. It is basically a superior version of Google Cardboard, the search giant’s low-cost VR platform designed to work with a fold-out cardboard mount.

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The Homido is made of plastic, and as a result is far more studied and more comfy to use. Around the rear of the headset you will find a soft foam cushion that sits between your eyes and the headset, which makes it comfy to wear for longer periods of time. The Homido’s design is it is defining quality.

It is made from a sturdy plastic that has a matte finish, which gives it a premium feel. Nevertheless, a second strap is contained too, which runs from the top of the headset to the back of the headband.

The issue with the Homido’s design is that. like Google Cardboard, it isn’t possible to use if you require glasses until they are specially slim and narrow. The Homido Player allows you to watch 360-degree videos from YouTube, iTunes and elsewhere.

Of course, it does not come with any videos itself, so you will have to search them out online or buy some. You can download two apps called Homido Center and Homido Player to kickstart your VR experience.

Headsets such as Google Cardboard and the Samsung Gear VR specialty a touch-sensitive button on the side that enables you to interact with the games by connecting to your smartphone via NFC or Bluetooth.

Assessment

It is a good VR effort, but the inflated price and lack of input button make the Homido a one trick pony. You can only be a bystander in VR for so long.

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