SVR Glass: A Cheaper Alternative to Galaxy Gear VR

产品资讯|By Lucas|2015-05-28 00:00


Different companies are now developing VR headsets to provide their consumers with an interactive experience. Samsung and HTC have developed the Gear VR and the HTC Vive respectively. However, the cost of both these headsets is on the higher range and it might not be possible for every consumer to use them. So, some low cost options are being developed which can provide the same results without compromising much on its build quality. One such company is the SnailVR, which has developed a cheaper version of Samsung Gear VR and its headset is named SVR Glass.

Price - Just a Fraction of Samsung Gear VR

The SVR Glass is just a fraction the price of Samsung Gear VR. The latter costs $199, but for the SVR Glass you will just have to spend $50. The low cost might cause you to believe that this Chinese company just provides a cheap duplicate however, that is not the case. The main use of the device might be for virtual reality, but it provides solution to other issues which are there in Gear VR. For instance, the SVR Glass works with different smartphones, and not only Samsung smartphones like the Gear VR. Any phone which has a screen of 4.7 inch to 6 inch, will work with this headset. All you need to do is download the SVR app and insert the phone into the SVR headset and you are all set.

Salient Features

The SVR Glass supports a 96 degree viewing angle like the Gear VR. However, the quality of what you are watching will depend on the phone you are using. A phone with 4.7 inch screen and having a display of 720p won’t look as good as a phone with a high definition resolution screen.

With adjustable lens, this headset becomes even better as people with near-sightedness can also use them. All they need to do is adjust the focus ring. It is touch and go.

However the build quality is not as good as the Samsung Gear VR which is expected, given the incredible low cost.

The app comes with ready-made videos which you can download. However, the iOS version might not provide movies to the users, but the Android users might be able to see movies as well.