Homido - V2 Virtual reality headset - Black

Use your smartphone to create a virtual reality experience with this Homido VR headset. A 100-degree field of vision delivers a fully immersive viewing experience, and the focus adjustment feature means you don't have to remove your glasses to enjoy your games or movies. Featuring an action button, this Homido VR headset works with virtual reality apps for easy operation.
$49.99
Save $30
Was $79.99

Protect your product

Learn about Replacement Plans
Protection Plan Options

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers

    Overview

    What's Included


    • Homido V2 Virtual reality headset
    • cleaning cloth
    • extra strap
    • soft carrying case
    • user manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    74% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (287 out of 392)

    Features


    100° Field Of View

    For most immersive feeling.

    Action Button

    To interact with VR apps .

    High quality lenses

    Developed by HOMIDO for virtual reality.

    IPD

    Can be adjusted to fit your smartphone's screen .


    Customer rating

    3.7
    74%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Liked it a lot . . . but returned it. Read why.

      Posted
      TECHBEENGOOD
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      I actually like this Homido VR headset . . but I returned it. You might be interested in my explanation. After a few days of use, I concluded that this Homido is as close to the perfect interpretation of the Google cardboard device as anything out there. It improves on the ability to focus onto the phone screen, it handles the phone mount nicely, it allows for adjusting the inter-pupil distance, it sits reasonably comfortably on your head (if a bit heavy) and it allows quick access to the phone for program selection. It accommodates just about any phone, iOS (my iPhone6) and Android, in every size with a well designed mount. It looks like it those with glasses should have no problem. The great: VR games. There is a nice selection of free/cheap space “invader”, asteroid, military shooter games. I downloaded wizards, haunted house, and kiddie games for free. The larger graphics lend themselves to easy focus, little impact from any slight blurring, and the immersion into the game is total. If gaming is your thing, you’ll be pretty happy. Most games also have a “shooters” cursor or “locator” icon which also serves as an ideal focus point. This greatly simplifies getting the cleanest image. Nice. This is VR on the cheap and well done. My problem: I was hoping for a great experience with 3D (side by side images) and/or VR from short film clips. Total disappointment. It simply isn’t realistic to have such low resolution images (now cut into 2 pieces) and expect to achieve finely detailed pictures which need to be carefully overlapped for perfect focus. Total frustration. I already have a beautiful 3D 65” TV AND a 3D projector in my theater room which far and away exceed anything this format can achieve. I don’t know what I was thinking. if games were my thing, I’d keep this without hesitation. I can certainly recommend it for those looking a a VR game experience. If I was doing something wrong, or using the wrong type of media, I'd love to see your comments.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Everything is excellent, but no Oculus apps

      Posted
      Zombieflicker
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have a Note 4, so I was unfortunately one model behind compatibility wise for the latest Gear VR headset. I was able to demo the Gear VR in one of the stores, but couldn't get it to focus enough to want to upgrade (looks like I'm not going to get a Note 7 at the moment anyway). A couple of reviews here stated that the focusing was better on the Homido so I gave it a shot. Worst case scenario is I would just take it back. Well, so far, I absolutely love it. My Note 4 works great and also has an advantage to have a larger screen with a higher resolution. Some of the complaints that I read about not looking good I think are due user's resolution of the phone, and not the quality of the Glasses. I was able to focus just fine with the Note 4. It's well built, and comfortable. The magnet flap issue I've read wasn't an issue for me. I also didn't whip my head around either. The apps are cool (mostly free), but the one downfall that I've seen is the lack of 3rd party support compared to the apps that the Gear/Oculus has. For example, within the Oculus app, there are tons of games and also a Netflix VR setting. So far, it's unavailable for anything else. I have downloaded movies as well, which look great. However, the quality of the file determines how well it will appear on the VR. When it looks like you're watching an IMAX movie in VR, you can see pixels a lot easier than just by looking at the phone with a naked eye. Screen resolution and quality of the file determine how it's going to look when viewing through the Homido. For example, when streaming some Youtube 360 videos, most of them are low quality and do not look impressive when viewing on the Homido. Keep in mind that it's not the physical device that is making it look bad. Use a good quality phone and download some good quality 360 3d pictures. Some of them look so good I almost forget I'm wearing glasses at all. I am only giving 4 stars specifically due to the lack of content available for non-gear devices. Most of the apps are gimmicky and have no more than 5 minutes of usage. I have found some apps that are stunning. One in particular was a 20 minute or so educational app that explained our solar system. Keep those coming and I'll keep using it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      DO NOT BUY THIS THING!!!

      Posted
      Neto77
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this VR base on the reviews that people leave here but this time didn't work for me, first let me say that the VR feels good on every aspect, to watch videos on VR I will recommended, but the reason that I am giving 1 star is because went you are trying to play a game the VR has a click button that will touch the screen of the cell phone (in this case I was using an iPhone 7+ and an iPod 5th generation) so that way you will interact with the game but unfortunately that didn't work, I took it back to Best Buy to return the product and found out that the return policy is only 15 days, not 30 days like it just to be, well that's my fault for not looking the receipt, and because this was a birthday present I couldn't returned sooner, well in Best Buy they told me that this product comes with 1 year warranty that I should contact the manufacturer, so I tried to get a contact number a email or something but there's no way that you can get someone to help me, so now I'm stuck with this thing with a full year warranty but no one to help, so if you want to save some money and frustration and not wasting any time, DO NOT BOTHER ON BUY THIS THING

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good and bad

      Posted
      Tinman
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The good, very comfortable, It seal around good so there is no fogging of the lens, the field of view is great, it is a bit more heavy than my other $20 VR. Since I have two VR, I can compare. The image on this VR is closer than the other one I have, so, the pixel is bigger (with iphone). The action button never work on my iphone 6, if Homido member is reading this review, please reply and tell me how I can make it work or I am considering returning this product. Since the button do not work, the only way is to "shake" the phone, try doing it with the VR on your head, forget about it. You have to take it off and shake it several times to get the control screen displaces on your phone. I figure out another way, just open the cover and tap the left side of your phone. This VR has all the adjustment for the lens, front and back, distance between the two lens, this is VERY IMPORTANT feature to make sure you can see clear images. I am still debating if it worth $70 VS my $20 VR, 3.5 times the cost but I would say 1.2 times better than my $20 VR set. Bottom line, if you only try this VR, you may like it, but it you have others to compare, it will make you think.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best of the "under-$100 VR Headsets

      Posted
      Guitar
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I'm very pleased with this VR headset. It fits well and is comfortable. It has the necessary controls including, focus, pupil spacing and screen tap. My favorite feature is the flip-open front. This allows easy access to your phone without having to remove it...you will find that you have to access your phone more than you think. It's nice to just flip it open, make your selections and flip it closed. One issue...I have an iPhone 6Plus and the screen tap button is not always reliable. I did discover, reading a bunch of reviews from various folks on several websites, that this is common on that particular phone model. I did find that putting some thin spacer (like a couple of business cards) behind the phone before locking it into place helped with this issue...it didn't totally eliminate the problem but did help. I tried it with a Samsung phone and it worked every time. So, it appears to be something with the particular model of iPhone that I have. This issue kept me from giving the unit 5 stars. Otherwise, it's a great VR headset.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Great Optics. Poor Design

      Posted
      MULERIFLE
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      After reading the reviews I had high expectations. The optics were really good in the headset. Easy to focus and really clear compared to a much cheaper headset I tried (Shinecon VR). There were two major problems for me. First, there is no padding over the nose. At first I thought I could tolerate this but then came the second problem that others have mentioned. The hinged door that holds the phone in place is held shut by magnets. The magnets are at the top of the door, with the hinge at the bottom of the door, and were not strong enough to hold the door closed. If you looked down or looked around too quickly the door would suddenly open by dropping down carrying the phone with it. The weight of the phone dropping down and then coming to a sudden stop would cause the non-padded nose piece to crack against the bridge of my nose. The optics on this headset were so good I thought about using Velcro on the door and installing more padding to the nose but I would then be spending more money on an already higher priced headset. It was returned. If the door issue and some nose padding were added this would be a great headset.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      There's cheaper and better out there

      Posted
      John

      This is the first pair of VR glasses I've purchased for my Android. The box was open at Best Buy, but so were all of the others so I purchased it anyway. The pupil width dial at the bottom was broken. Initially I was unsure how it turned, but the instructions were vague. Next the plastic door is what holds the phone, but instead of a 4 cornered latch it has three (2 on 1 side, 1 on the other). Well the 1 sided clasp inconveniently covers the power button, so when you are placing it to view it turns off. Poor design. Some other reviews complained the door is only held on by magnets and with the phone on the door (and the heaviest point) it can damage the phone if it popped open. The magnet had decent strength, but not enough for me to trust my new $400 phone in it. It does allow the user to wear glasses, but they would need to be thin as it was a snug fit getting them into the viewer. The only positive thing was it came with a nice case that few others do, but that's not enough to convince me to spend $80 for it. There are better options out there for $30 which I'll look for.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very solid, works with Galaxy S5

      Posted
      Fragsteel

      Had Homido's first headset before, using a Samsung Galaxy S5. This one fixed my only real beef with the first, which was the lack of a capacitive button (which my Cardboard even has). Though it turns out I don't actually need it much. The new version is also a lot wider, which fits my head much better. Also the system for holding the phone is pretty fancy now, and even though my phone’s just average size I’m pretty sure you could cram in a really large phone and it’d work. For me, though, the new phone holding system keeps out almost all extra light. Overall the build quality is legit with a few other new features I like, like the zoom dial. Haven't tried Zeiss or Merge but can't imagine they could be much better.

      I would recommend this to a friend



    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.