The V2 Headset is a virtual reality visual headset made by Homido. This headset was one recommended to me by our own David Stephenson. I had no experience in the world of virtual reality before stepping foot in this class. The only thing I had ever seen for virtual reality was either through gaming or what had just started to be popular with Samsung. Having no knowledge, I went off of David’s recommendation. Looking for the headset I searched on many websites including best buy, eBay, and amazon. Each market had this particular headset for around $79.99 with the exception of amazon having used ones and also a few deals. For those of you who are like me and don’t know much about VR headsets probably will do some digging and find that this headset does end up being on the higher end of prices for headsets. But sometimes the quality of items will come for that higher end price.
One thing I immediately have to say is great about this set right from the start is that it has straps to hold it onto your head and keep you from holding it. It has one primary strap going around the back of your head and a secondary strap that connects from the top of the device to top of the primary strap over your head. Both straps are individually adjustable and allow a comfortable fit. Another great pro this headset is able to be used will nearly every smart phone out there including the iPhone 6 plus (which is the phone I have and use with it), unlike the Samsung Gear VR headset that don’t have the ability to use every phone just the specific galaxy and note phones (which both work in the Homido V2). A third big pro I found in the Homido V2 is that it has little gaps on the side of the area you place the phone that allow you to plug headphones which many of the other VR headsets on the market don’t actually have, they either come completely sealed off when closed or have their own built-in headphone plug that if you have upgraded to say an iPhone 7 or have a phone similar you don’t have the headphone jack for that to work with. The final pro I have found in this headset is there is the button on the top right of the device that allows you to tap the screen and control some of the features that 360 or VR videos will have set up on the display screen. There’s really only one main con I could say that Homido could improve with this product and that would be its ability to have an even better focus on the videos you would try to watch in it for those people whose vision isn’t as good as the average person or have it big enough to be able to wear your prescription glasses in them.
To use this headset is very easy it comes already together straps on and everything. All you need to do is open the front of the headset that is held by a magnet. You will then place your smart phone into the clips. Find the video you’d like to watch and have it set up.
Then finally, place the headset on your eyes, adjust the straps until it fits well without holding it, and presto you’re good to go and watch all the videos you’d like! I hope my review of this headset was helpful and you will enjoy it as much as I do.