A product that looks excellent on paper and in photographs, spoiled somewhat by questionable build quality and stability issues in its flagship app.
VRS OVERALL RATINGRecomended Not Recomended
At this point Homido can almost be thought of as a veteran in the mobile HMD game. They’ve had plenty of tries at making one of these and it’s obvious they’ve learned a lot about what to do and what to avoid.
The Homido V2 is certainly not the cheapest example of mobile headsets, but just by looking at it you can tell this is not a first attempt. It’s sleek and well-designed. The whole look of the thing reminds one of the understated black and silver designs of companies like Sony. There’s no garishness to be found here,
The lenses are custom made by Homido and you get a carrying pouch and cloth as accessories too.
The foam is swappable, which is a feature sorely-missed with lots of HMDs. Even properly expensive ones. On top of that, the padding is quite generous.
The spring-loaded retention mechanism uses three grippers to really make sure your phone is not going anywhere, and lens adjustment happens via an easy to use click wheel.
The problem is that looks can be deceiving and there are multiple user reviews floating around the web that complain about poor build-quality. Small plastic components that break too easily and an HMD that simply doesn’t stand up to typical use.
That’s a real pity, because on paper and in product shots, the Homido V2 looks like a winner. It also doesn’t help that the Homido app is also apparently the epitome of instability,
|Panel size||Phone Dependent|
|Refresh rate||Phone Dependent|
|Field of view||100º|