1. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

    YES you can use a VR headset on an iPhone. iPhone supports Google cardboard, as well as some standalone apps. Based on this blog by VR Heads, the best headset is the Merge VR headset. It looks impressive!

    What do you think?

    https://www.vrheads.com/best-vr-headset-iphone
    03-06-2018 04:48 PM
  2. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I do not have the Merge VR headset, and wish I had chosen it instead of the one I have this headset. It's "ok" but rather disappointing, and it doesn't always prevent dizziness as it claims.

    Since purchasing mine last April, I've read about the Merge, and wish I had purchased it instead!
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    03-07-2018 09:20 AM
  3. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I got the Merge. It's decent enough for my use. I like how it keeps my device in there nicely. I had issues with other, cheaper headsets letting in too much light and the holders breaking.
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    03-08-2018 10:45 PM
  4. kataran's Avatar
    I had a nice cardboard for my four inch devices but need to find a good one for my X
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    03-09-2018 11:05 AM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    The Merge is the best, BUT it's also expensive, HOWEVER the purple one is on sale right now...

    https://www.amazon.com/Merge-Goggles...mUvbUpU3048836

    It's 35 dollars, down from 49.
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    03-09-2018 12:49 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    The Merge is the best, BUT it's also expensive, HOWEVER the purple one is on sale right now...

    https://www.amazon.com/Merge-Goggles...mUvbUpU3048904

    It's 35 dollars, down from 49.
    Thanks for the tip! Just ordered one. I’ll be rocking the purple because $35.
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    03-09-2018 07:22 PM
  7. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I presume that it would work with plus sized iPhones?
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    03-09-2018 09:47 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I presume that it would work with plus sized iPhones?
    According to Amazon it does.
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    03-09-2018 10:25 PM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Update: I love my Merge Goggles but my four-year-old loves them even more. He’s a big shark fan and has been digging the collection of shark VR videos on YouTube.
    03-21-2018 09:45 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have yet to jump into the world of VR. But thinking about it. It's good to see here what's cool and what's not.
    03-23-2018 03:46 PM
  11. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I have yet to jump into the world of VR. But thinking about it. It's good to see here what's cool and what's not.
    The Merge Goggles that Rich linked above are a good starting point. There’s way more content than I would have thought.
    03-24-2018 07:10 AM
  12. Eugene Harin's Avatar
    I'm using cardboard. But any headset will be bizarre and useless.
    03-24-2018 08:04 AM
  13. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm using cardboard. But any headset will be bizarre and useless.
    Bizarre and useless? How so?
    03-24-2018 11:09 AM
  14. pkcable's Avatar
    I presume that it would work with plus sized iPhones?
    Definitely works, I have and have used an iPhone 7 Plus in VR. I used it in a "cardboard" View Master VR, AND in my Google Daydream View. YES you can use an iPhone in a limited way in a Daydream.

    I have yet to jump into the world of VR. But thinking about it. It's good to see here what's cool and what's not.
    Come on in, the water's fine!

    I'm using cardboard. But any headset will be bizarre and useless.
    Not everyone appreciates and takes to VR. To each his own, BUT I love my headsets!
    03-29-2018 12:42 PM
  15. DrunkenBoxer's Avatar
    Is VR on the iPhone even worthwhile to experience? Or should I hold out for one of the higher-end VR systems like Oculus or Vive?
    04-01-2018 02:11 PM
  16. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Is VR on the iPhone even worthwhile to experience? Or should I hold out for one of the higher-end VR systems like Oculus or Vive?
    It’s a nice point of entry. You already own the most expensive part of the hardware (your iPhone) and the headsets themselves are pretty cheap. You also have access to a ton of content through App Store. It won’t give you the same level of experience as a Vive or Oculus (or even PSVR) but VR through your iPhone is still a lot of fun.
    04-02-2018 09:09 PM
  17. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Any other glasses users out there? How to these fit?
    04-04-2018 01:02 PM
  18. pkcable's Avatar
    Any other glasses users out there? How to these fit?
    Most VR headsets CAN comfortably fit glasses. My Daydream, Gear VR and View Master (cardboard) all accommodate my glasses just fine. I have used the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift also at events, and those work fine with my glasses.
    04-05-2018 03:33 PM
  19. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Any other glasses users out there? How to these fit?
    Most VR headsets CAN comfortably fit glasses. My Daydream, Gear VR and View Master (cardboard) all accommodate my glasses just fine. I have used the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift also at events, and those work fine with my glasses.
    My Merge Goggles do NOT work with eyeglasses. I end up having to put in contacts.
    04-05-2018 04:15 PM
  20. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    My Merge Goggles do NOT work with eyeglasses. I end up having to put in contacts.
    Good to know because for $30 I was just getting ready to buy the Merge to play with.
    04-07-2018 11:16 AM
  21. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Good to know because for $30 I was just getting ready to buy the Merge to play with.
    Yeah there isn’t any specific “these will work” or “these won’t work” when it comes to the Merge and eyeglasses but I just could not get them to fit together. Then again maybe different users will have different experiences.
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    04-07-2018 11:22 AM
  22. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Crud! I just saw that Best Buy has them (Merge) on sale this week....
    04-08-2018 02:07 PM
  23. DrunkenBoxer's Avatar
    I just realized that I actually have a Legendary Pictures-branded Google Cardboard headset that was just tucked away in a drawer from Comic-Con. Just downloaded the Cardboard VR app and will be trying it out later. Pretty low on comfort, but the price (free) is right!
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    04-09-2018 10:58 AM
  24. DrunkenBoxer's Avatar
    Crud! I just saw that Best Buy has them (Merge) on sale this week....
    FYI if you're OK with purple, Amazon has had that model of Merge on sale for the same price for awhile now.
    04-09-2018 10:59 AM
  25. pkcable's Avatar
    It might be wise to note here that NOT all glasses are created equal. Last night I was using my Daydream and it was the first time with my new glasses. It was NOT a good fit, BUT my old glasses are fine.
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    04-09-2018 11:23 AM
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