Virtual Reality headsets come in all shapes and sizes these days, and surely in all sorts of price ranges. Today we are taking a look at The True Depth 3D® VR UltimusTM Premium Virtual Reality headset, which is designed for use with 4-6″ long Android or Apple Smartphones. These are currently selling in the low-to-mid point price range, at $31-32 at Amazon, or about 1/3 of the price of the BRDEN All in One units reviewed in a earlier post.
One of the first things you will notice about these virtual reality headsets is that they are very lightweight, which can produce a very comfortable feel when in use. They come with Magnet control (made popular by the Google Cardboard), which will intensify your VR experience. To use this feature, you just pull down on the magnet which allows you to select games that require this tool.
The True Depth virtual reality unit comes with leather padding which unlike some other headsets actually extends into the user’s nose area which provides a little extra comfort and feel. These headsets snap open and shut very easily to operate which allows you to get your smartphone in and out quite quickly. They also have a slick translucent cover which provides immediate access to your smart phone’s internal camera!
These headsets are 7.5 x 4 x 5 inches in size and weigh about 11 ounces. The VR Ultimus includes pretty much anything you will ever need for a full VR experience. You just add your smartphone (Android or Apple), download free or paid apps and you’re ready to begin enjoying the world of Virtual Reality. A full list of supported smartphones is found via True Depth 3D.
When it comes to VR games, you will find most games are FREE at the Google Play Store, with many other outstanding apps selling for just 99 cents.
You can purchase an optional BT Motion Game pad or a BT Audio Surge Headphones which True Depth claims to allow you to reach maximum 3D experience, but these are sold separately. It is important to note that the True Depth 3D VR Ultimus is a 100% wireless VR headset.
If you are just starting out in VR or you have been a player now for quite some time, these headsets and appropriate software apps will allow you to travel the world, fly in planes, swim with the fishes, go to new and exciting worlds, find hidden treasures, or hunt zombies, all while never leaving your living room !