Best VR Headset In India 2019

Gone are the days of watching movies like the regular folks. Now is the time where you can experience the movie virtually, all thanks to the latest VR Headsets in India.

With the launch of Google Cardboard, the craze for ‘VR glasses’ or ‘Smart glasses’ has took a sudden spike. Thanks to Google’s initiative, now you can find a bunch of OEMs manufacturing their own branded best budget Virtual Reality headsets in India, because of which the prices have come down to half when compared to the starting years.

Best VR Headsets in India(Our Top Picks)

Smart VR Headset GlassesCompatability
HeadphonesRemote availabilityWarrantyBuy Online
Procus ONE Virtual Reality HeadsetAndroid, iOS, WindowsNoNo3 months Check the Price
Procus PRO VR Headset With inbuilt HeadphonesAndroid, iOS, WindowsYesNo3 months Check the Price
AuraVR Pro Fully Adjustable VR Glasses Headset with Remote ControllerAndroid, iOS, WindowsNoYesNo Check the Price
Ocular Grand Fully Adjustable VR Headset With Inbuilt HeadphonesAndroid, iOS, WindowsYesNo6 months Check the Price
Irusu Play VR Box Headset with Lenses and RemoteAndroid, iOS, WindowsNoYes3 months Check the Price
Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset inbuilt 32gbSelfYesYes1 year Check the Price
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality SystemSelfYesYesNo Check the Price
PS VR with Camera BundlePS4YesYes1 year Check the Price

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.

We’ve reviewed plenty of Smart VR glasses available and picked only the top 16 VR headsets in India that are worthy enough to spend your bucks on.

With so many options and wonderful features, it is important to decide the right one by considering the factors like lens type, HD-quality, design, and smart controlling options. To know how we have selected the best VR-headsets with these key factors, read our “Buying Guide“.

Best VR Headset Reviews in India 2019

1. Procus ONE Virtual Reality Headset

Procus ONE Virtual Reality Headset

First on our list is the Procus ONE Virtual Reality Headset. It has a sleek design and aesthetically pleasing look when you wear it on, gives you a uber-cool look.

Speaking of the device itself, it comes with a 40mm lens and has an expanding field of view that surpasses 100 degrees and thus lets you enjoy a very immersive viewing experience.

For your viewing comfort and eye safety, the HD optical lenses are well polished and have an inbuilt IPD adjustment feature. You can also adjust the screen distance. Even the headband is adjustable and has proper head support and foam cushioning.

A built-in touch button provides you with a better gaming experience be it on your smartphone or any other screened device. The gyroscope feature balances out the screen ratio to give you an optimal viewing experience on the screen Ideally speaking, the device is compatible for screens that are of the order 4.7” to 6” inches display.

Furthermore, there is also ample room for you to plug in your favourite headphones and thus have an immersive experience (Please note that no headphones are included in the set). Procus ONE gives you “ISOLATED”, a VR based game that comes free of cost with the purchase of the headset. 

Apart from all of this, the device comes with 3 months of manufacturer’s warranty from the date of purchase.

Things We Liked About It:

  • Handy and comfortable to wear
  • Is compatible for screen sizes 4.7 through to 6 inches
  • Can use it not just for mobiles but also for other handheld consoles
  • Comes with a free VR game 
  • Light in weight
  • 3 months of warranty on the product

Things we didn’t like about it:

  • The internal resting area could have been a little spongy for comfort
  • Sometimes gives you a pixelated experience if the screen of your phone is not compatible
  • Pricing could be reduced for the quality given

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2. Procus PRO VR Headset With inbuilt Headphones

Procus PRO VR Headset With inbuilt Headphones

Second, on our list is the Procus PRO VR Headset with inbuilt Headphones, another VR set from the Procus family. Its inbuilt headphones while on one side give you a great in-the-device volume control experience.

There is a dedicated button on the side of the device for the control of the volume from the headphones. The headphones provide an immersive three dimensional sound experience. 

Apart from the volume control, there is also an inbuilt touch button that removes the need for Bluetooth devices or magnetic clippers. You can directly use this button for action, playing games or just navigation too.

The lag reducing Japanese PMMA lens gives about 100-120 degrees Field Of View; very large field of vision. Easily usable for people with 0-400 degree hyperopia and 0-800 degrees myopia. No discrimination for bespectacled or normal eye vision.

All you need is to slide in your mobile into the device and plug it in, no need for additional pairing. You can also easily adjust the IPD (interpupillary distance) with the headband adjust. Even the earphones can be easily adjusted and thus are good for any shape or head size.

Similar to the Procus One, the Procus Pro too comes with a free immersive 3D VR game (“ISOLATED”) developed by Procus which can be played with just the action button. The device also standard features the standard 3 months of manufacturer’s warranty from the date of purchase.

Things we liked about it:

  • Japanese PMMA Lens with 100-120 degrees of FOV
  • Inbuilt Earphones
  • Easily adjustable headband
  • No additional plugins or pairings
  • Free VR game
  • Single action button and inbuilt volume control
  • 3 months of warranty

Things we didn’t like about it:

  • Claims to have a heat exhaust for the phone when it gets heated but no. The phone gets heated up and the device too along with it
  • Good for videos but not for VR as the device sometimes induces nausea 

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3. AuraVR Pro Fully Adjustable VR Glasses Headset with Remote Controller

AuraVR Pro Fully Adjustable VR Glasses Headset with Remote Controller

AuraVR has most of its products inspired by the Google cardboard box VR. The AuraVR pro is a definitive and direct improvement over a typical folded cardboard box VR set.

Made out of durable plastic, it is very light in weight compared to most VR boxes. The design consists of an amalgamation of not just the Google Cardboard but also the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR. 

The device size can contain any smartphone with a screen size of order 3.5 inches to 6 inches. One finger insert mechanism allows you to simply slide in the phone till you hear a fit click.

Coming to the functionality of the device, you can adjust the Interpupillary distance and also for better focus, you can adjust the distance between the lens and the screen independently. 

With its 42mm lens, the VR device gives a 100-110 FOV and with its adjustable head strap, you can wear it for long hours at a stretch. In cases of the phone getting heated up, there is a removable front lid for heat dissipation.

You are also provided with a Bluetooth controlled VR gaming remote that lets you control and navigate through your mobile device while you are playing or using any VR game/App without the need of taking the phone out or using the in-device buttons. This joystick remote is ideal only for Android smartphones.

While that stays, the VR device is compatible with any android 4.1/iOS 5 or higher. It is vital that the smartphone has an inbuilt magnetometer, Gyro & proximity sensors in them.  

Things we liked about it:

  • Cushiony and ergonomic headgear
  • Has a Bluetooth remote to control the game and other VR apps when you use it
  • Heat dissipation lids present in it.
  • Adjustable headband 

Things we didn’t like about it:

  • No warranty
  • Not much of an immersive 3D experience
  • The lens feels like they are more of magnifying lens
  • Price

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4. Ocular Grand Fully Adjustable VR Headset With Inbuilt Headphones

Ocular Grand Fully Adjustable VR Headset With Inbuilt Headphones

Similar to the Procus Pro, the Ocular grand is a fully adjustable VR headset that comes with inbuilt headphones and a convenient 42 mm Japanese PMMA lens.

Designed flexibly, it has an ergonomic seating on your head and you can make necessary adjustments to the lens through mechanical knobs provided at the ends of the headset. There are also windows that are strategically placed on either side of the device to act as vents for the heat dissipation of your smartphone. 

As for the experience, you get to enjoy a thorough 3D experience with the inbuilt headphones. There is a volume control button on the side and a capacitive touch button to toggle through other features within the device. Along with that, the cushioning provided coupled with the comfortable elastic head-strap add to the features of the device.  This headband is adjustable according to your comfort.

The 42 MM HD lens provides a total FOV of 120 degrees. The glasses are compatible with almost all of the smartphones ranging from Android, iOS and Windows too. As for the headphones, they are compatible with 3.5 mm jacked phones. You can even use the glasses to take in video calls too as there is a microphone available within the headphone area.

There is also a 6 months manufacturer’s warranty which starts from the date of purchase of the product.

Things we liked about it:

  • FOV of 120 degrees which is decent
  • 42 mm HD lens for an optimal viewing experience
  • Has inbuilt headphones and comes with an inbuilt volume controller too
  • Has a microphone so you can even use it for taking or making calls
  • A capacitative touch button for toggling the phone while in VR mode 
  • Compatible with most smartphones
  • Has 6 months of manufacturer’s warranty

 Things we didn’t like about it:

  • Sometimes has trouble with the controls
  • You may face blurred screen issues
  • Could improve on the build quality

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5. Irusu Play VR Box Headset with Lenses and Remote

Irusu Play VR Box Headset with Lenses and Remote

Fifth on the list is the Irusu Play VR Box headset that also comes with a free Bluetooth remote much like the Aura VR Box. The lens is 42mm and are made by ion plating refining that is capable of blocking any electromagnetic radiation and thus posses no side effects on your vision.

The VR box is built and optimized to major of the Google Cardboard Apps. The box has an adjustable object distance and pupil distance which is perfect for normal eyesight and for persons with low myopia too.

Padded with super face foam protector, the device also has comfortably placed ventilation holes for heat dissipation, headphone insertion and charging too. 

The Bluetooth remote can be used to toggle, play games and receive calls etc on the VR box when paired with your mobile. While the VR box is compatible with any smartphone with Gyroscope and Accelerometer, the Bluetooth remote is not so good with the iOS 11 iPhones.

There is a 3-month manufacturer’s warranty on the product applicable from the date of purchase

Things we liked about it:

  • Good aesthetic design
  • Comes with a free Bluetooth remote
  • Has proper ventillation’
  • 3 months of warranty

Things we didn’t like about it:

  • Not physically compatible with all devices
  • Not so ergonomic
  • Bluetooth remote as a lot of connectivity issues

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6. Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset inbuilt 32gb

Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset inbuilt 32gb

The Oculus Go is one of the economic flagship VR Headset from Oculus, the world’s finest VR device manufacturing company. 

A standalone device, the Oculus Go needs no wires, devices, additional software or anything in addition to the device to run. All you need is the headset and its remote. You are good to go.

Watch movies, play games, look at pictures like never before. Get completely immersed into the world of VR where Oculus fulfils the promise of actually being a virtual reality device.

Built with very comfortable and breathable fabric inside the wear, the injection foam moulding for the headgear is professional athlete grade material.

The Wide Quad 1440 wide HD with very fast switching LCD screen gives you a breathtaking visual clarity and also reduces the screen-door effect on your eyes (but if your given image quality is bad, then it cannot account for that).

A wide field of view and very low glare along with integrated spatial audio speakers (inbuilt as headphones) make sure that you are transported into a different world.

An Occulus companion app (available on Android and iOS store) will further help you take your VR experience to the next level.

The Bluetooth enabled remote comes with 3 toggle buttons and a capacitative touch-based controller. You can use the touchpad to navigate, use the back button to go back, home button for home and a fire key to select/fire.

While this is a 32 GB device, the Oculus is also available in a 64 GB variant with all of the same features: (Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset -32GB)

Oculus also provides a one year manufacturer’s warranty on the product which begins from the date of purchase of the product.

Things we liked about it:

  • Standalone device. Needs no wires, devices or additional screens to work/act on
  • Comes with a very intuitive Bluetooth enabled remote
  • Very comfortable and convenient headgear 
  • Inbuilt ambient headphones
  • Original VR experience with the Quad HD screen
  • Comes with 1 year of manufacturer’s warranty

Things we didn’t like about it:

  • Not exactly built for full feature gaming

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7. Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System

Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System

While the Oculus Go is the economic flagship, the Oculus Rift is the flagship product of Oculus. Designed to give you an entirely real VR experience, the Oculus Rift comes with its own graphic system, RAM and its own processing system. 

For the Oculus Rift to work, you would need a minimum of NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti or the AMD Radeon RX 470 graphic card along with 8 Gigs or higher RAM on your console/PC. Along with that, you need to have the 7, 8.1 or higher Windows OS with 64-bit processing system along with a stable internet connection.

The Oculus Rift comes with a very low-latency tracing that gives you an immersive onscreen experience when you are into the game. Once you connect the system into your PC/Gaming console, it will unfold the next level of gaming controls.

True to their name, the Lifelike controls when worn onto your hand will give you all the movement flexibility that you expect from a VR gaming console. As a complimentary gift, Oculus Rift comes with 6 free titles LuckyÊŒs Tale, Robo Recall, Quill, Dead and Buried, Medium and Toybox.

While all of this is great, the sad part is that due to the limited warranty nature of the product, Oculus fails to extend its warranty for the Indian buyers

Things we liked about it:

  • Completely immersive high-end VR gaming
  • Highly intuitive gaming controls
  • 3D audio from its headphones
  • 6 free titles to start with

Things we didn’t like about it:

  • The VR experience is not exactly for everyone
  • No mention of Warranty for Indian purchases

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8. PS VR with Camera Bundle

PS VR with Camera Bundle

Finally, we have the Playstation VR headset. Specifically designed to provide a dedicated and high definition PS4 VR experience for you, the PSVR also comes with a camera bundle along with a demo disc for trying out what it feels like to be in real VR.

The package comes with a PlayStation VR Headset, a processor unit, the connection cable, an HDMI cable, a USB cable, stereo earbuds, an AC power cord, an AC adaptor, a demo disc and a camera.

Built with gamer first ideology, the Playstation VR delivers to its promise. But this is possible only on the aforementioned gig specs. Anything less would lead to a certain lag in performance.

With 5.7 inches 1080P OLED display, the box runs at a speed of 120 frames per second in every direction and thus gives you a seamless 360 degrees experience. The earbuds that accompany with it have an inclusive 3D Audio technology which will let you every single sound from all the directions.

Simple Plug n Play, the Playstation VR is great in performance but lacks in terms of its warranty specifics. It offers a 1 year imported seller warranty on manufacturing defects only.

Things we liked about it:

  • Incredible and ergonomic design
  • A perfect accessory for VR gaming on PS4
  • 120 frames per second OLED 1080P display
  • 3D Audio
  • Comes with a Camera bundle

Things we didn’t like about it:

  • Importer’s Warranty issue
  • Only for PS4

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Buying Guide for VR Headsets

The popularity of VR headsets has exploded recently to the world by bringing fun and exciting features like sound clarity, HD visuals and compatible options. So, it is important for everyone to know how they improves the performance of top brand VR-headsets and also brings joyous moments in our lives.

Here are the main factors to think about before you buy VR headset. Let’s get in detail now.

1. Quality of lenses

Quality of lens should be your top most priority as it is the only thing responsible for clear visibility of image, videos or something like. If the quality isn’t good, then you are so bored with the VR headset and cannot enjoy the visuals.

For an ideal VR headset, the lenses should be of minimum 42mm diameter and is made with eco-friendly materials like optical resins with 8-layer Nano coating.

2. Field of View (FOV)

Field of view can be defined as the extent of observable world that can be seen at any moment of time. In simple words, it can be expressed as viewing an image or video at 360◦ rotational angle.

The main reason for us to list in the buying guide is because, not all the VR headsets offers at full-rotational angle. Some may offer 110◦ and some up to 120◦. There are some advanced models that offers 360◦ viewing options but at an expensive price. Choose the best that satisfies all your requirements.

3. User-Friendly

Strapping the device with heavy plastic material or parts isn’t that comfortable, especially for those who wear goggles. When you play a video or music using VR headset, you must be in a very comfortable position to enjoy the amazing visuals. Otherwise, you may feel depressed, and irritative sometimes. So, you should choose the VR headset that brings extreme comfort to you. It can be with limited features or uses soft cushions to relieve stress on ears.

4. Price Tag

Another important factor you should look into is the price-tag. If you have clear idea on how much amount you want to spend for virtual reality headset, then you can simply select the one that matches with your basic needs like watching videos, playing games and listen to music.

In the market, you can see all the models at different rates like Irusu, Procus, WI wiggle, Zebronics VR headset etc. You should check the price along with the performance and wonderful features it offers. Else, your total investment will be worthless.

5. Performance

You cannot judge the performance of any VR headset simply by looking at it. Unless you use it, you don’t know how it works. You can analyse the performance of the product by looking at its price, functionality, amazing features and the smart options. Lesser the features, lesser the performance of VR headset.

But, when you purchase online, it is very important to consider the product reviews and ratings.   Check out for the reviews and ratings of each product in detail. To your surprise, we have also provided separate column for pros and cons of each product beneath the description.

6. Hardware Design

Hardware design makes you identify the physical components and their relationships. Some of the models on our list are very stylishly designed and some are quite simple. If you are looking for something special in VR headset, probably it could be the design apart from the features.

And if you are not a big fan of hardware design then you can purchase the simple models available on our list.

7. Controllers

You can monitor the functionalities of VR headset using the controllers. It can be a remote or smartphone that can be connected to the VR-headset via Bluetooth protocol. Without this amazing feature, you cannot interface smartphone and enjoy the HD visuals.

In case, you face difficulty in handling the device manually, with just a single touch you can operate everything that you would like to and enjoy the virtual reality by using these controllers.

8. Casual or Hard-Core

Knowing the usage of VR headset will clarify all your doubts. If you are the one who love to use it very regularly for watching HD videos or listen to music, then go with the casual VR-headsets. And if you are a game lover then bang with the hard-core VR headsets to experience the gaming visuals.

9. Material Quality

We are going to end the buying with the material quality. Material quality determines the efficiency and long-lasting nature of the VR headset. Suppose, the VR headset is made with poor plastic, the chances are higher for damaging, which in-turn results in poor performance. Better to go with the environmental friendly materials that boosts the overall performance and also offers extreme comfort.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I really need VR headset to watch videos?

Definitely yes. In order to experience the virtual reality, you need VR headset. Watching movies or listening to music in 2D-format are gone away. These days, you need a VR headset to watch videos or even play games that offers HD quality and is just like entering into the new world as you are amazed with the screen in front of you.

2. How to use the VR Headset to play a video?

You need to follow the given below instructions when you deal with the VR headset.

  • Select a video on YouTube or from the downloads.
  • Now place the smartphone on the VR headset.
  • Hold the VR-headset right up to your eyes.
  • If you are using google cardboard, open the front viewer and then insert smartphone into it.
  • Now adjust the lense according to the clear visibility of the image.
  • If necessary, you can even adjust the volume of the current playing video with a button on the device.

3. Is it necessary to use earphones while watching videos on VR headset?

No, it’s not necessary to use earphones while watching videos via VR headset. But is only recommended to use if you want to experience the best sound quality.

4. What to do if the video I’m currently playing on VR is blurry?

If you find such problem, then immediately check the position of the mobile-whether it is flat or fit to the VR –device. If the zoom option is enabled in your device try to shut off the function via video settings and also remove the phone case.

Wrapping it up:

With a Handy and comfortable to wear design, 4.7 through to 6 inches of screen size compatibility, a free VR game, and a 3-month warranty, the Procus ONE Virtual Reality Headset is the best VR device available in the market in India. 

While that was our pick, we are interested in knowing your interests and preferences. What do you think should have ranked first? Did we miss out on any device? Do you have any questions regarding VR consoles, devices or any questions related to tech? Feel free to write to us in the comments section below. Our team of tech experts will write back to you as soon as possible

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