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Fans of the Homido mobile VR headset will love the Homido V2, as it offers everything that made the original great while adding new features, including the ability to produce your own content. The headset now fits more phones, more comfortably, and delivers an all-around better gaming experience.

The Homido Controller sports an "Xbox-like feel," which should give consumers a good idea of what to expect. It works with both Android and iOS and has a detachable mount to hold a phone for when you're playing a non-VR game.

The Homido 360-degree camera lets you capture 1080p video at 30 FPS. The app lets you preview the videos on your phone, then the converter software lets you convert the videos to a universal format for Facebook or YouTube so anybody can watch them.

You can get the Homido V2 at the official Homido website, the Best Buy website, or certain US-located Best Buy stores for $79.99. The Android and iPhone controllers will cost $39.99 and $59.99 respectively and the 360-degree camera will go for $199.99. Be sure to check out the full press release for all the details.

Full Press Release »

Homido launches a trinity of devices to raise the bar on mobile VR
The Homido V2 headset, now available at Best Buy, adds comfort and style to the already-popular Homido. It will soon be joined by Homido’s own game controller and 360° camera for an ecosystem of devices that support the entire VR experience.

SAN FRANCISCO – August 2, 2016 – With well over 250,000 units sold around the world, Homido is among the most reputed mobile VR headset manufacturers.
Today the company announces a brand new family of VR devices that together raise the quality and comfort of mobile VR, and even let them produce their own content: The Homido V2 headset, the Homido Controller and the Homido 360° Camera. This makes it the first mobile VR company to launch a whole range of products. The headset is available on BestBuy.com, in select Best Buy US stores now, and the controller and camera are coming later this year.
The Homido V2 is a sleeker version of the company’s original headset. Like its predecessor, it can run any of the 1,000+ VR apps for iOS or Android, but offers the polished feel of an upper-tier headset. But its design is entirely new, having been re-shaped for more comfort and balance, and with new bells and whistles that make it a top choice.
Improvements include:
⦁ Entirely new phone casing to hold phones of any size, including the iPhone 6plus
⦁ Wider frame to conform better to your face
⦁ Better ventilation to keep cool and stop lenses from fogging up
⦁ Capacitive button for interaction
⦁ Dial to adjust lens zoom, and improved IPD adjustment
The Homido Controller is a dual-analog Bluetooth game controller, complete with triggers and bumpers for an XBOX-like feel. It’s chargeable via USB with a battery life of 10 hours, with versions for both Android and iOS. It also comes with a detachable mount to hold a phone in the front, adjustable to any phone size, so as to be handy for any mobile game whether in VR or not.
The Homido 360° Camera captures at 1080p at 30 FPS. Its dedicated Homido app lets you preview videos on your smartphone, and free Homido Converter software for PC and Mac converts videos to universal format for Facebook or YouTube. These videos can also be loaded into Homido’s existing Homido Player app, which plays any 360° video in a Homido headset.
For newcomers, Homido’s existing Homido Center app curates the mobile VR content into categories, like “Rollercoasters,” “Horror” and “Favorites.” Like all its apps, Homido Center is free and available on both the App Store and Google Play.
Homido V2 is available in select US Best Buy stores, and on BestBuy.com and Homido.com for $79.99. The Controller and 360° Camera are planned to ship in early Q4: $39.99 for the Android controller, $59.99 for the iPhone controller, and $199.99 for the 360° Camera.

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