1. Busari Opeyemi Ahmad's Avatar
    Hey fellow VR lovers! I'm Ahmad from Nigeria, a tech enthusiast. Don't own a VR device but would get one just for fun if I could afford it. Which one would you advice me to get?
    10-26-2016 06:50 PM
  2. Hugh Mongus's Avatar
    Get some cardboard if your budget is low, man.
    10-26-2016 07:18 PM
  3. iThunderbirt's Avatar
    Welcom to VR Heads Busari.

    As mentioned, definatly look at Google Cardboard. It is the most afordable offering in VR. It's a lot of fun to use

    We have a couple of areas for you to check out more about Google Cardboard.

    Buying Google Cardboard

    Google Cardboard (Some threads by those who own a Google Cardboard.

    I have also shared my experience with Google Cardboard
    10-26-2016 08:17 PM
  4. LyricalNonsense's Avatar
    Welcome! I would recommend that you consider Google cardboard, it's alot of fun.
    10-26-2016 11:32 PM
  5. Penguwin's Avatar
    Yeah! you should try Google Cardboard, its the most affordable in the market
    I'll echo the same thing... Cardboard is inexpensive and easy, if you like it you can always look into one of the nicer, more expensive VR setups.

    And.. welcomed to VR Heads!
    10-27-2016 02:20 AM
  6. Cedian Oosting's Avatar
    Welcome
    10-27-2016 05:51 AM
  7. haikal hadzik's Avatar
    perkele!
    10-27-2016 11:16 AM
  8. EgoAnt's Avatar
    Welcome to the site! I agree with everyone else - a Google Cardboard is the easiest way to go.

    For a relatively inexpensive desktop solution, you could go with the OSVR, which you can buy for about $399 US. OSVR - Open-Source Virtual Reality for Gaming
    10-27-2016 11:27 AM
  9. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    I appreciate the suggestion of Google Cardboard, the only thing is that while it itself is affordable, my understanding is you still need a fairly decent smart phone with a gyroscope that's not more than 2-3 year old to really be enjoy it, in some cases that may not be easily obtainable for some people.
    10-28-2016 03:13 AM
  10. Busari Opeyemi Ahmad's Avatar
    Thanks guys, really appreciate your contributions. I'm going to check out the cardboard
    10-28-2016 04:04 AM
  11. Matty's Avatar
    Hey fellow VR lovers! I'm Ahmad from Nigeria, a tech enthusiast. Don't own a VR device but would get one just for fun if I could afford it. Which one would you advice me to get?
    Welcome To VRHeads! Hope you enjoy it here.

    Have a look at my post here on http://forums.vrheads.com/vr-you-f29...909/#post56011 .this may help you out
    10-28-2016 04:18 AM
  12. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Welcome to VRHeads! I think the recommendations have been covered
    10-28-2016 09:37 AM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    I saw one on the blog for$10. Not sure about availability in your country though.

    http://m.vrheads.com/dont-miss-out-v...just-16-amazon
    10-28-2016 09:44 AM
  14. EgoAnt's Avatar
    Another low-cost alternative is to buy a slightly older iPod Touch and use Cardboard with that. An iPod Touch is generally good enough to start playing / building with and if you shop around you can get one for under $80 bringing your VR setup to under $100 total.
    10-28-2016 10:39 AM
  15. Russell Holly's Avatar
    You've got a lot of starter options with Carboard, because a ton of different kinds of hardware fit that description. If you're able, I'd suggest starting with Hoimdo Mini. It's an inexpensive, lightweight Cardboard offering you can store in your pocket.
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    10-28-2016 12:14 PM
  16. VirtuaTyKing's Avatar
    Hi welcome to VRheads!
    Glad the community helped with the recommendations.
    Last edited by VirtuaTyKing; 10-28-2016 at 05:09 PM.
    10-28-2016 03:25 PM
  17. Breuklen's Avatar
    Don't know if you have access/shipping capabilities from Amazon, but there are a few cheap options there as well.
    10-28-2016 05:00 PM
  18. James Falconer's Avatar
    Busari, great to have you with us here at VR Heads! Hope our community has been welcoming and helpful so far. Any more questions, do ask!
    11-16-2016 10:32 AM
  19. Busari Opeyemi Ahmad's Avatar
    I went on Aliexpress trying to purchase the Cardboard but met the challenge of versions. There are like 3 of them. The 1st version which is made of cardboard and version 2 and 3 which are made of plastic. Help me out here
    Links to versions: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...673135081.html

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Upgr...495389113.html
    11-16-2016 06:36 PM
  20. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I went on Aliexpress trying to purchase the Cardboard but met the challenge of versions. There are like 3 of them. The 1st version which is made of cardboard and version 2 and 3 which are made of plastic. Help me out here
    Links to versions: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...673135081.html

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Upgr...495389113.html
    Hi Mate welcome to the Forum.

    OK the three versions are basically the same, you have to be aware your actual smartphone NEEDS to be Cardboard compatible, if not, none cardboard option will work.

    One of the things from those is the newer accepts bigger smartphones, also you should see the accessories among them, one or two only brings you the Controller, the other two controllers others a new controller NFC compatible.

    It's important you check the size of your smartphone screen and the cardboard compatibility first, then if you really need more than one controller (I don't suggest you to opt for those with 4 controllers).

    Another thing, there are another options to buy, I always recommend to look for more than one store, try maybe gearbest.com, tabletexpress.com and I know there are a few more with worldwide shipping.

    If you budget is truly high and you have a VR Ready computer I will recommend you the ViVE.

    If you already have a PS4 you may prefer the PSVR.

    I hope I helped you.
    11-16-2016 07:30 PM
  21. jsarino's Avatar
    Welcome to VRHeads! I agree with Chemy and look at other stores before making a decision. Make your not only if your device is Cardboard compatible (most are these days, but you never know), and if it's a large phone (5.5 inches or larger) that it can fit onto the Cardboard. Good luck!
    11-17-2016 10:48 AM
  22. krisguy's Avatar
    Cardboard devices are cheap and great for lower budget. If you are an owner of a Samsung S7/Edge or S6/Edge, try to invest in the Gear VR. Even the older models have come down a bit in price.
    11-28-2016 08:35 AM

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