Explore virtual worlds and experience movies in a new way with a VR headset. You don’t need to have a $400 dollar VR system and a gaming computer to enjoy VR games. With one of the mobile VR headsets, you can turn your smartphone into a VR headset. This article will look at the 10 best VR headsets under 100 dollars. These headsets are great for those that don’t want/need a full VR system. You can use them at home or on the go. We’ll compare ratings, usability, platform compatibility, price range, and other features. Thus, you will be able to pick the best VR headset for your needs.
Top 5 VR Headsets of 2017
Here are the top 5 best VR headsets under 100 that we’ve found along with some quick information comparing the various models.
|Product Name||Type of Headset||Resolution||Field of View||Platform||Controller||Amazon Rating||Our Rating|
|SNEBA 3D VR Glasses||Untethered||Phone resolution||120°||Android/Apple||N/A||4.3 / 5 Stars||5 / 5 Stars|
|Samsung Gear VR w/ Controller||Untethered||Phone resolution||101°||Android- Samsung||Gear VR controller||4.0 / 5 Stars||4.5 / 5 Stars|
|Google Daydream View||Untethered||Phone resolution||90°||Android||Daydream View Controller||3.9 / 5 Stars||4.4 / 5 Stars|
|BlitzWolf VR Headset||Untethered||Phone resolution||108°||Android/Apple||Bluetooth controller||3.9 / 5 Stars||4.3 / 5 Stars|
|BNEXT Premium VR Headset||Untethered||Phone resolution||100°||Android/Apple||N/A||4.3 / 5 Stars||3.8 / 5 Stars|
10. Amicool 3D VR Glasses
The Amicool 3D VR glasses is designed to fit smartphones with screen sizes between 4-6 inches. Instead of the typical foam faces on VR headsets, the Amicool uses a leather face cushion that is non-sweat absorbing. The headset does allow you to adjust the lenses to some extent, and it has a viewing angle between 95 and 100 degrees. Another feature that stands out is the blue film coating that Amicool claims will help protect your eyes from extended viewing. Price range-wise, the Amicool is on the cheaper end of the list.
9. IncrediSonic VR Headset + Remote Control
The IncrediSonic VR headset features an adjustable headband with a foam face cushion. The lenses are not adjustable, but the headset does come with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. On the list, the IncrediSonic does include a VR remote control that connects via bluetooth to your Android device.
8. Pasonomi VR Glasses
The Pasomi VR headset allows you to adjust the right and left lenses from the top of the headset, and allows for a viewing angle between 70 to 80 degrees. The Pasomi can fit smartphones with screen sizes beween 4.7- 6.0 inches. Compared to other VR headsets, the Pasonomi is light at 0.57 lbs. You can check our Pasonomi VR headset review to learn more about this device.
7. Elegiant Virtual Reality Headset
The Virtual Reality headset from Elegiant fits phones with screen sizes of 4-6 inches, though they recommend phone sizes between 4.7- 6.0 inches. The face cushion is thicker than some headsets for additional comfort. The headset has heat vents at the front to help keep the phone cool. It is one of the best VR headsets under 100 due to the comfort it offers.
6. ETVR Upgraded 3D VR
The ETVR headset has a wider viewing angle than most other brands, which allows for a larger viewing screen for better immersion. The phone holder is adjustable to fit phones with screen sizes between 4.5- 6.2 inches, and has rubber pads to better protect your phone. This headset is one of the lightest ones in the list at 13.4 ounces, and can be adjusted to fit a wide range of head sizes.
5. Bnext Premium VR Headset
With the Bnext Premium VR headset, you can insert a phone with a screen size with 4″-6″. Users have commented on the easily adaptable lenses and straps that can adjust to various users. The headset comes with a set of headphones to enhance your VR experience. What is more, Bnext has some exclusive VR content included with the headset.
4. BlitzWolf VR Headset with Remote Controller
The BlitzWolf VR headset can individually adjust the lenses to adapt to any person. Its adjustable rubber clamp can hold phones with screens up to 6.3″. For comfort, the headset uses perforated leather for the face cushion and for the adjustable headband. The headset is also designed to improve ventilation for your phone, and the cover can be removed for apps that need the rear camera. The headset also includes a bluetooth gamepad that can function as a wireless mouse for Android phones.
3. Google Daydream View
The Daydream View is made with a breathable fabric, and comes in different colors. For those that wear eyeglasses, the Daydream is designed to fit comfortably without having to remove them. Users can remove the facepad from the headset, and wash it when they need. The included remove contains sensors that provide smooth tracking and movement. One downside is that the Daydream is only compatible with a specific list of Android phones, but if you have the latest model, this shouldn’t be an issue.
2. Samsung Gear VR with Controller
The Samsung VR headset is unique on the list in that it’s powered by the VR company Oculus. What this means for you is access to over 800 apps on the Oculus app store. The Gear VR controller has a touchpad and sensors similar to a full VR system. The downside to the Samsung Gear is that the headset is only compatible with some Samsung phones including the Galaxy Note5 and Note8, and the family of Galaxy phones from the S6 – S8+.
1. SNEBA 3D VR Glasses
At the top of the list of best VR headsets under 100 dollars – the SNEBA 3D VR glasses are built to be compatible with all smartphone operating systems and various sizes. The headset allows for full adjustment of pupil and focal distance to provide the best experience for any user. The nonspherical lenses provide a clearer picture and a field of view of 120°. The padded and ergonomic headband provides additional comfort for VR sessions, and its lightweight design aides in the comfort of the user. On average the SNEBA headset is on the lower to middle of the price range, and many users have been able to purchase them at a discount.
Owning a VR headset doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This list showed you the top 10 best VR headsets under 100 dollars, so that you can choose one that fits your needs. Both the Samsung Gear VR and the Google Daydream are quality products. However, their limited phone options placed the SNEBA at the top of the list. Do you own a VR headset that didn’t make the top 10 list? We encourage you to comment on any of the headsets that you’ve tried from the list or any other that you feel should be on the 10 Best VR Headsets under 100 dollars for 2017.