Gone are the days when people used to watch movies on the big screen normally. Now, you can watch movies using the latest VR headsets in 2016. The Virtual Reality has been the latest talk of the town and with the launch of the Google Cardboard, the craze for VR glasses has suddenly spiked up. Thanks to Google, now most of the OEMs have started launching their own brand of VR headsets in India and as a result, we’re seeing several Virtual Reality headsets with competitive price tags.
Best VR Headsets in India(Our Top Picks)
|VR Headset Glasses||Features||Ratings|
|Samsung Gear VR||Touchpad, Lightweight, Only Supports Note 5, S6, S7 (Edge Series too)|
|Procus Pro||Inbuilt Headset, Volume Control, Touch button|
|Procus One VR||3.5 to 6 inch Screen mobiles, Free Remote, Reading glasses support|
|IRUSU Monster VR||Large FOV, Anti-Fogging, Headstrap, Free Magnetic Clicker|
|Domo Nhance||Adjustable Headband, Free Bluetooth Remote Control, Supports upto 6 inch Smartphones|
|Zebronics VR||Soft Contact Pad, 3D Movies, Panaromic Videos, VR Games|
|AuraVR Smart Glasses||Upto 6 inch Mobiles, Google Cardboard Inspired, VR Games, 360 degree videos|
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What is Virtual Reality?
In the early 1980’s, the term ‘Virtual Reality’ was coined in a Sci-Fi novel and it has replaced the most popular term of those times – ‘Artificial Reality’. To be exact, Virtual Reality is nothing but artificially replicating the human senses like Touch, Hearing, Visuals and Smell. Of-course, not all the VR headsets come with all these features. What we see in the budget VR headset market is those with the senses like Visuals and Hearing. The Virtual Reality headsets are mostly famous for their ability to simulate the 360 degree environment.
The Best VR Glasses India 2016
#1.Samsung Gear VR Headset
Samsung has launched the Virtual Reality glasses that works with the Samsung Galaxy devices (Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, S7 and S7 Edge). It is very light weight and comes with easy to use touch pad. Definitely a worthy product to buy if you’re a Samsung Smartphone user.
Best VR Headset India under 3000
#2.Procus PRO VR Headset
These Virtual glasses were actually inspired by the Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift. Design wise, these headsets are a bit different and comes with inbuilt headphones, volume controller options and touch button. The product is made with highest quality material and the PMMA lenses provide for a large field of vision. It has 100-200 degree FOV and can also reduce eye fatigue and lag so that you can experience the VR without any hassle (uncomfort).
You’ve knobs on both the sides of the headphones, which can be customized accordingly to get the best VR experience. You can watch 3D movies, VR supported content and 360 degree videos using these glasses.
#3.Vigica 3D Virtual Reality Headset with Remote
Want to change your Smartphone into your personal iMax theatre? Then the Vigica 3D VR headset is just for you. It comes with an ergonomic design that has a head belt, magnetic trigger and silicon holder for scratch free experience. You can even play 3D games using the device. It supports up to 6 inch Smartphones. This comes with a Bluetooth remote control with which you can control the device.
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#4.Procus VR Glasses
Unlike the most VR headsets, the Procus VR is completely sealed/covered from all the sides so that no light from outside enters in the device. This gives you an awesome virtual reality experience as you don’t have to worry about such disturbances. The Velcro strap can be easily adjusted for every head size and can also be used with your reading glasses on. The makers have used the best quality plastic and its unique design fits all Android & iOS Smartphones starting from 3.5 to 6 inches. You can also adjust the eye to screen distance using the wheel provided.
#5.PlayVR with Free Magnetic Clicker
The VR headset comes with advanced technology and is capable of blocking electromagnetic radiation so that you don’t get any issues with your vision. The glasses are optimized for tons of Google Cardboard apps. You can install the ‘IRUSU VR Zone’ app for best visual reality experience. The product also comes with a free magnetic clicker, a big money saver as you don’t have to purchase a separate VR controller.
Just plugin your earphones into the VR box and enjoy the iMAX cinema experience at your home. Supports 4.5 to 9 inch screen sizes (Android and iOS).
#6.AuraVR Pro VR Headset
The headset is made from the finest quality plastic, which is highly durable. Hence the weight is decreased by half. The product is inspired from Google Cardboard, Gear VR and Oculus Rift. It supports mobiles ranging from 3.5 inch to 6 inch and can also be used along with spectacles. Both the lenses can be adjusted individually for better viewing experience, which is a pretty useful feature. It comes with a optical resin 42mm lense and 100-110 FOV. You also get a free AuraVR bluetooth gaming remote along with the package, which has a joystick and gaming controls.
It supports Android 4.1 (or above) and iOS 5 (or above) Smartphones. To get the best output from this VR gear, your mobile should have sensors like Gyro sensor, proximity sensor & magnetometer.
#7.IRUSU Monster VR Headset
Just like its name, these VR glasses come with a hell lot of features like 42MM HD Resin Polarized lenses, large FOV, anti-fogging technology and more. Just install the Irusu VR Zone app on your mobile and experience the best VR. The human design headstrap is very ideal for people who’d like to use the headset for longer hours. The free magnetic clicker comes handy in many situations and you don’t have to buy a separate remote for that.
The IRUSU headset is compatible with any mobile with Gyroscope. For magnetic clicker to work, your mobile should have a built-in magnetometer.
Best VR Smart Glasses under 1500
#8.MTT® 3D VR Headset Glass
This headset comes with a patented design, which is very ligthweight and also convenient to use for longer periods. The lenses can be adjusted for high definition 3D viewing experience. All Android and iOS phones from 3.5 to 6 inch sizes are supported. Even the latest iPhone 6s and Samsung S7 edge are supported.
But, Curved Phones like Moto G, G2, G3, G4, G4 Plus, Moto E , Nexus 6, Oneplus One, OnePlus Two, Moto X Play, Xperia T2 Ultra are not compatible.
#9.DOMO NHance Universal Virtual Reality 3D Headset
Although inspired by the Google Cardboard video glasses, the DOMO VR is completely unique in its design. It comes with an adjustable headband and supports Android, Windows and iOS mobiles. You can watch 3D videos in HD format using this headset. Domo Nhance Vr Headset With Bluetooth Controller for Smart Phones Upto 6″ Inch Screen.
Best VR Headset under 1000
#10.Zebronics ZEB VR
Are you a gaming freak or 3D movie lover? Then you’ll find this Virtual Reality headset useful. You can play VR supported games, watch 3D movies and 360 degree panoramic effects with clear quality. Thanks to the extra soft contact pad, you don’t feel uncomfort wearing the headset for longer duration. These glasses are compatible with Google Cardboard app.
#11.ANT VR Headset
Although, the ANT VR headset was bundled with the Lenovo K4 Note, it actually works with almost any Android phone in the market that has the required sensors. The headset supports phone sizes starting from 4.5 inches to 6 inch, and the lenses gives a 100 degree field of view. Do you wear glasses? Don’t worry! This device can be used with your glasses on. The weight of this headset is 160 g and there is a strap attached to it so that you can wear it without feeling the weight.
#12.Coolpad Cool VR 1X
Comes with an unique design, these VR glasses are compatible with Coolpad devices such as the Note 3, Note 3 Lite, Note 3 Plus and Max. You can play games and watch movies clearly, thanks to the special aspherical lenses that are distortion free. You also get a 100 degree field of view and so can enjoy the best VR experience. Install the dedicated app to experience the virtual cinematic experience.
Best Virtual Reality Headsets in India under Rs.500
#13.AuraVR Virtual Reality Plastic Headset
This is a basic VR headset that is inspired by the Google Cardboard and comes in black and white colors. The body is made of plastic and fits any iOS or Android smartphone with screen sizes up to 6 inches. It comes with open side slits and an adjustable strap with vertical support. You can use this headset for experiencing the Virtual reality environment, 360 degree videos and also play VR games.
#14.DMG VR Google Cardboard
These are a very affordable DIY VR glasses for watching 3D mobies and play games. The product is made with AAA grade corrugated paper which is one of the strongest materials that won’t easily get torn. It is compatible with all the Smartphones from 3.5 inches to 6 inch and supports Android, iOS and any other OS. However, for better 3D viewing experience, it is advised to use a Smartphone with higher resolution (HD or Full HD). The lightweight VR box offers 37 mm focal length for best visual experience.
P.S: You can see the instructions printed on the box to assemble the VR headset yourself. It is pretty straightforward and you don’t have to worry about that a bit. Just assemble it, install the supported VR app using the QR codes given and there you go.
#15.GetCardboard Virtual Reality Headset
This headset was inspired the Google Cardboard and costs just Rs.290. Moreover, you don’t need to worry about the assembling process as it comes assembled by default. It even has got a strap to wear the headset around your head. It supports all the Smartphones running on Android 4.1 & above or iOS 5 & above. You can watch 3D movies, 360 degree videos, photo sphere and even play VR games on your mobile phone. You can use smartphones up to a screen size of 5.5 inches.
#16.Irusu iCardboard Video Glasses
The cardboard is fabricated with the plastic PVC sheet and laminated again for color preservation. It also comes with Velcro straps to attach it around your head and provides cushion for the nose. Yet another budget VR headset that is inspired from the Google Cardboard. You can use a Smartphone up to a screen size of 5.5 inches.
Not just these, there are a few other advanced Virtual Reality glasses like the Oculus Rift VR, Agnus VR, HTC Vive etc… which are currently not available in the Indian market. Let us wish that these brands would soon launch their VR headsets in India, but at an affordable price.