End 2014 I posted a couple of posts related to Fibrum. Fibrum were developing VR-headsets and iOS/Android Games.
Now they Launched their first hardware product: the Fibrum Pro, a good looking VR-headset compatible with smartphones between the screen size of 4.4 inch to 5.5 inch.
The Fibrum Pro is compatible with the iPhone 6 and 6 plus.
- Weight: 120 g
- Dimensions of Pro version: 100х145х80
- Angle of view of Pro version: 110 degrees
- Lenses: 30mm
- Support of any smartphones with 4.5 to 5.5” screen (recommended parameters) and with 4 to 6” (possible parameters) • Universal distance from the eyes to the lenses that does not require any sharpness adjustment
Just like the Homido VR and the Freefly VR, Fibrum pro can be bought with a simple small Bluetooth controller. For the iPhone this works limited and only with games that support iCade. The modern iOS game control API, MFi is not supported by this device. Top of the bill games use Mfi, not iCade.
There are a few VR games like Beenoculus Flight simulator in the iOS AppStore that support this device. And the device works fine and is small and portable. But my guess is that this controller will not be the future mainstream controller of VR iOS games.
Personally, I find the price quite high (135$). Fibrum says it's the lightweight and multiple smartphone compatibility that explains the price. Not having tested the device for myself yet I will have to wait and find out. I'll keep you updated.
If I had to choose the best design VR-headset for iPhone I would probably choose this one.
Update: Price has been altered. Fibrum now costs 79,99$
Fibrum’s history started with the idea of “Virtual reality for everyone.” It was quickly developing and taking its form, and in 2013, the company’s founder Ilya Flaks organized a team of associates and began to work on a new mobile virtual reality headset—Fibrum. In a year’s time, the company developed the mobile headset, a lens design, a technology of virtual reality and applications from scratch. Since the beginning, the prototype has been altered beyond recognition.
The product is 100 percent Russian—the company’s headquarters is in Moscow; the entire production process is carried out in Russia.
Country of origin: Moscow, Russia
Price: 79,99$ on Amazon.com