Want to get the 360-degree virtual reality experience? Then you need a good Virtual Reality headset. With one, you will be able to connect to apps and play games and feel like you are actually in there. Fortunately, VR headsets do not cost much these days. The technology that goes into developing these devices is quite simple, so prices are never too high. You can buy a good headset for less than $100. Here is a list of the top ten best VR headsets under 100:
10 Best VR Headsets Under $100 – 2017
This, I think, is one of the best VR headsets under 100. It’s compatible only with smartphones with screen sizes from 3.5 to 6 inches. The headset comes with a free corresponding app that you can download. Get the app, plug in the headset, and you are ready to experience the world in 3D. I found this headset very comfortable to wear. It has three straps to reduce the pressure on the nose. For comfort and low price, this headset gets the top place.
This headset got high praise from my friends, so I went out and bought one for myself. This one is priced quite low, but I was impressed with the experience and build. This headset is made with hard plastic, but the pieces fit together smoothly. It’s built to last, I could tell. If you have a phone with good graphics, watching movies and playing games will be amazing with this headset. I particularly liked the thick padding which makes wearing the headset comfortable. The front area is vented too to prevent fogging. Plus, it comes with straps so adjustable this headset can fit on just about any head.
This rather large headset came with an extra strap that goes on top of the head. The three straps secure the headset better than most. I highly recommend this headset to gamers, especially the ones who like moving about when playing. The headset secured really well and there’s was little to no discomfort. It’s great for watching 3D movies as well. If you want a headset to wear for hours without an issue, this is it.
I managed to get the U.S. version of Samsung’s coveted Gear VR headset for lower than the retail price. The biggest perk with this headset is its lack of weight. Gear VR is incredibly lightweight, it’s great for wearing for hours. The design is very ergtouchpadhe touch pad is very easy to access on this device. The headset is also roomy. If you wear glasses, you can still use this without an issue. There was plenty of padding to make wearing comfortable too. Overall, this is a great headset with a wonderful design that’s worth every penny.
This headset is compatible with both Androids and iPhones. It comes with an adjustable strap as well as lens. You can essentially customize the headset to your liking to get the best 3D experience. The headband was superbly comfortable, and there’s even a foam protector for the face. I give high grades to the ventilation system that keeps the heat of the phone out. Because the lens are adjustable, this is one of the few VR headsets where glare can be minimized to reduce eye fatigue. Plus, it also looks really cool.
I was surprised that this cheap headset was not made from cardboard. The headset is white, so either you like the looks or you don’t. There are plenty of pros, such as the suction cup for the phone that holds steady for hours. The headset also accommodates bigger phones like Moto X Pure and Note 5, so that’s a huge plus. A small ventilation system is available too. It’s very comfortable. The only issue is that it can cause eye fatigue so I recommend using with breaks in between.
This headset comes with an adjustable lens. It’s possible to adjust the sight and pupil distances with for the lens in this headset. That greatly minimizes the occurrence of eye fatigue. It’s also cardboard compatible for some reason and works with a number of cardboard apps. Overall, I’m very satisfied with this headset.
This headset is somewhat bulky, it provides excellent head support. The manufacturer says it’s designed “ultra light,” but I wouldn’t go that far. It is definitely lightweight, but it won’t feel like wearing a feature on your head. I really like the design that had a front cover, a slid, and an anti-dust design. A word of advice: your phone will need a gyroscope to use this headset. Most new phones have one, so you won’t have an issue if you bought your phone in the past 2 years.
This NeuTab is one of the best VR headsets under 100. It’s lightweight and is designed to fit the contours of the face. I thought it would be unbearably foggy and humid wearing a form-fitting VR headset, but this comes with a wonderful cooling system. A cross ventilation system keeps the body and phone heat away without causing problems. The mount for the phone is also adjustable. And this headset is compatible with all types of phones, including larger ones with screen as big as 6.3 inches. So this is definitely one of the best you can buy.
This headset was surprisingly well built using ABS hard plastic. It has 42mm diameter spherical resin lens that renders the 3D experience quite wonderfully. I used this with my iPhone 7 without any issues. The resin lens is good at preventing vertigo when using. The headset has T-straps for better securing around the head. The adjustable straps make this headset suitable for all head sizes. Pupil and sight distances can be adjusted to reduce visual fatigue. It works with smartphones with screen sizes ranging from 4.7 to 6 inches.
How to Shop for the Best VR Headsets Under 100
Here are several tips for choosing a VR headset based on this budget:
Be prepared to spend at least $20 for a budget VR headset. Be careful when buying headsets that are too cheap (less than $10), unless the price is a discount. The cheapest budget VR headsets may be made from cardboard and won’t last long.
Almost all VR headsets nowadays come with adjustable straps. But not all. Therefore, make sure you check whether the straps are adjustable before you buy. The headset should be compatible with all head sizes.
Buy a headset with a good ventilation system. When you wear a VR headset for long, the heat from the phone and your own face can make the environment inside the headset quite unpleasant. Headsets with ventilation systems can therefore be worn for longer periods without sweating too much.
Always, always check the sizes of the phones the headset supports. Most give screen sizes for the phones supported.
Using VR headsets for prolonged periods can cause visual fatigue. Buy headsets with adjustable lens to prevent eye strain when using one of these.
If possible, buy a VR headset with a warranty. Warranties for these devices are rare, but there’s nothing saying you shouldn’t take advantage of a warranty if one is offered.