Recently, a new British brand, VR Insane™ got in touch and asked us if we’d like to try out the new virtual reality (VR) headset they have developed, which is designed for kids and adults alike. Now H and his Dad are avid watchers of BBC Click (although they refer to it as geek news) and they are particularly interested in the development of VR technology. To date they have only experimented with Google Cardboard, but they have been itching to get their hands on something better.
The POP360 VR headset is ultra-comfortable, lightweight (only 200g) and highly portable. The first comment H made about it was that it was really comfortable to wear and this means that it’s easier to wear for longer and enjoy the experience more. It’s easy to adjust to different sizes and it can fit over glasses if you need it to do that. Made from a soft silicon rubber (this gives it a similar feel to a snorkel mask), it collapses down to only 40mm, enabling compact storage inside the included hard-shell travel case. We found this very easy to do and it suited us because H wanted to take it round to his Dad’s so a handy travel case was useful.
VR Insane™ also offer 2 free apps with the POP360. Available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices, POP360 owners can download the VR Insane™ app and VR Insane™ Kids app by scanning the QR code supplied with the headset. Both apps have content updated daily and feature 100’s of the latest VR videos available on the web. VR Insane™ manually select the best 360 videos, then sort and filter them into convenient categories such as Fun, Experience, Education & Travel.
Richard , Director at VR Insane™ commented “We’ve spent a lot of time and effort developing the right headset and app bundle for the market; we see our product as an easy, family-friendly introduction to the world of virtual reality. Our apps offer a library of what we believe to be the best VR videos out there and provide users with quick and immersive light entertainment.”
H has found this VR headset to be much more the VR experience that he dreamed about when he was watching geek news. As a parent I like that it’s available for a very reasonable cost meaning that it doesn’t require a bit investment to buy and there is the option there to have one headset per child or one each for parent and child.
Suitable for smartphones with a 4.5”-6” screen size, the POP360 has a top-mounted touchscreen button (Google Cardboard II compatible) for interacting with your content. This means you have control (play/pause etc) over your videos and interactivity (shoot/move) with your games, without the need to take off your headset.With a wide 96 field-of-view and suitable for use with glasses, the POP360 is available now from a variety of global retailers and www.for £19.99.
Obviously, you need to do a little dabbing when you are wearing a cool VR headset like this.