When the Homido virtual reality headset launched, there was a big gap between the high-end virtual reality HMDs like Oculus and the inexpensive, low-quality headsets modeled after Google cardboard. The Homido quickly became a happy medium--an affordable, smartphone-driven alternative to Google cardboard.
The 100-degree field of view is much nicer than cardboard goggles, and the plastic frame is light and well-built. Still, probably their best feature are the lenses. For users who wear glasses and could benefit from the visual corrections, the Homido’s adjustable lenses come with three possible settings: Far-sighted, Near-sighted and Normal vision. You can also modify the distance between lenses and between your eyes and the lenses.
Like the Oculus Rift, the Homido has a three-way adjustable head strap, so it easily fits everybody. The foam part that surrounds the head is not particularly thick, but it’s comfortable enough, although with extensive use, the foam tends to wear, which will decrease comfort around the nose area.
The Homido goggles support a wide range of cell phone sizes and keep them stable without any problems. The design in general looks good and pretty solid.
Also, one of the coolest things about the Homido is actually the travel case it comes in, which provides much protection, something most plastic viewers need for travel, and many lack.
Widely known as a good all-around headset, and one of the top smartphone viewers on the market, the Homido doesn’t pretend to be a high-end VR headset by any means, but it’s definitely a step up — both in look and feel —from most cardboard goggles, while still remaining affordable. Mostly targeted to those with more than just a casual curiosity in VR, but are hesitant to spend big money on a more advanced viewer.