Published on July 18th, 2015 | by Sunit Nandi1
Looking for a good quality VR headset for cheap? Check out the SVR Glass.
Google’s Cardboard project has become a hit because it brings immersive VR experience at a very affordable cost. However, a VR headset will vary in features and quality according to its price, making the better quality VR kits like the Galaxy Gear VR very expensive.
A Chinese kickstarter project, which goes with the name of SnailVR, aims to change that. Their first batch of sales started in March 2015, in which they are selling their first VR headset, named the SVR Glass. While the Galaxy Gear VR sells for $199, the SVR Glass is sold for a mere $50. The build quality isn’t as polished as the Galaxy Gear VR; however, it does what the Gear VR would do and supports a wider range of phones (Android and iOS), precisely any phone with a size between 4.7 to 6 inches.
Moreover the key highlights of this VR headset is that it allows adjustments for myopia, which means your short-sighted friends can use it, and the IPD (inter-pupillary distance) can be adjusted from the software, plus a 96-degree viewing angle.
The VR headset doesn’t require a magnetic sensor or button to work either. All one needs to do is download the VR app on the smartphone, pair the smartphone with the bluetooth remote and put it in the VR kit and one is good to go. The app lets one configure the VR, play videos and has some VR samples.
|General||Model: SnailVR SVR Glass|
Feature: Smartphone Video Glasses
Special Function: Virtual Reality 3D Video by Phones
Application : Smartphone
|Weight/Size||Product Weight : 0.270 kg|
Package Weight: 0.400 kg
Product Size (L x W x H): 14.9 x 9.1 x 11.1 cm / 5.86 x 3.58 x 4.36 inches
Package Size (L x W x H): 19.0 x 15.5 x 12.0 cm / 7.47 x 6.09 x 4.72 inches
|Package Contents||Package Contents: 1 x 3D Glasses, 1 x Remote Controller, 1 x Pouch, 1 x Cloth, 1 x English User Manual|
- Size: 4.7 – 6 inches
- Thickness: 8.2-9.9mm
- Screen Resolution: Above 1280×720
- Android or iOS
- Suitable for 4.7 – 6 inch mobile phones
- Special design for myope users, 1 – 8 dioptres adjustable
- Ultra lightweight, only 270g
- Breathable PU leather edge to protect your eyes
- One keypress to change your phone into a 3D cinema and 3D game player, lets you enjoy 3D anywhere and anytime
- Comfortable headband with face foam protector
- VR app compatible with iOS 7+ and Android 2.3+
- Better compatibility with iPhone 6 or 6 Plus if using iOS
- Comes with remote controller to control your SVR glass: 2D/3D switch, reset, interpupillary distance, etc.
Getting one for yourself
The SnailVR SVR is currently on sale at Gearbest for $51.23 with free worldwide shipping. You can use this link to grab one for yourself.