Top 5 Affordable Virtual Reality Headsets of 2022

Discover Affordable Virtual Reality Headsets for impressive real estate virtual tours. My360-tested options offer quality without breaking the bank.

Introduction: Affordable Virtual Reality Headsets

Explore our list of top 5 affordable virtual reality headsets, perfect for elevating your real estate virtual tours without breaking the bank. Discover top options tested by My360 for quality and budget-friendliness.

Affordable and mobile VR (virtual reality) headsets are a great alternative to full-fledged VR headsets like the Oculus Quest. If you don’t have the budget to spend thousands of dollars on a VR headset, there are many great alternatives that are great tools for your business.

The following are 5 options that My360 have explored and tested and found to be ideal for our virtual tours. They’re all simple to use and are budget-friendly!

Google Cardboard Mobile VR Headset

Affordable Virtual Reality Headsets

Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset that you can use with your phone.

This Mobile VR Headset is by far the most cost-effective, especially if you plan on purchasing headsets in quantity to provide as promotional gifts to your clients.

The Google Cardboard Headsets work with any smartphone with a screen size of 6 inches or larger.

They’re simple to use; simply place your phone in the box and take in the scenery! It also includes a useful strap to keep the device firmly in place on your face while you glance about.

Of course, the super low price is fantastic, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for, and the cardboard glasses are renowned for breaking and being unpleasant to wear, but they do the job!


From 7 AUD


  • Very low in cost
  • Easy to use
  • Works on all phones
  • Includes headband


  • Low quality (cardboard)
  • Not durable
  • Not comfortable on the nose

Destek VR Headset With Bluetooth Controller

Affordable Virtual Reality Headsets

The Destek VR headset with bluetooth controller offers a considerably better look and feel, even if it is still considered a low-cost headset.

When using it on iOS, it comes with a remote bluetooth controller that can only be used for play/pause, back, and volume. For Android users, more features are accessible, but don’t anticipate miracles; for such a low fee, you can only expect basic features.

The headset has anti-blue light lenses that reduce eye strain when used for extended periods of time, and it works with practically any smartphone with a screen size of 4 inches or larger.


$79 AUD


  • Comfortable and snug fit
  • Has bluetooth controller
  • Works on all phones
  • Includes headband
  • Adjustable pupil distance
  • Anti-Blue light lenses


  • Limited controller functionality
  • Bulky design

Merge VR Headset (AR & VR)

Affordable Virtual Reality Headsets

The headset was created with educational purposes in mind. This headset was designed for use on construction sites and factories, so it’s big and cumbersome – not exactly something to dazzle your real estate clients with…

This headset is not just appropriate for virtual reality (virtual tours), but also for any augmented reality application (games etc).


$116 AUD


  • Comfortable fit with lots of padding
  • Works on all phones
  • Includes headband
  • Adjustable pupil distance
  • Works with AR & VR


  • Bulky & Clumsy Design
  • Not very durable (plastic)

Bnext VR Headset

Affordable Virtual Reality Headsets

If you want something a little more durable than the cardboard options, this headset is a terrific low-cost solution.

The headset works with all devices and is compatible with practically all phones with a 4 inch screen or higher. (Apps for iOS and Android are provided.)

It has a comfy (if a little bulky) adjustable strap and enough of padding to keep you comfortable for long periods of time.

The casing seemed a little “cheap,” so we’re guessing it won’t last long, but you can’t expect miracles at this price!


$38 AUD


  • Adjustable extended strap
  • Works on all phones
  • Has FD & OD adjustments
  • Great low price


  • Low quality casing
  • Bulky strap

KHTAA VR Headset

Affordable Virtual Reality Headsets

Any mobile device with a 5 inch or larger screen can use the KHTAA VR headset.

It boasts a sleek, rounded-corner appearance that makes it appear less substantial than its competitors.

Its HD lenses provide a crystal clear image (depending on the image quality of the phone, of course), and the sturdy straps provide good value for the price.

It offers a fantastic 120 degree field of vision for widescreen watching, so you get a lot of viewing enjoyment for your money.

The one thing we didn’t enjoy about this headset was how difficult it was to adjust the straps, but that could just be due to my colleague’s large head!


$177 AUD


  • Low cost but excellent quality
  • Works on all phones
  • 120º field of view for wide screen viewing
  • Sleek rounded design


  • The strap was somewhat difficult to adjust.

Affordable Virtual Reality Headsets: Summary

Enhance your virtual tour experience with these budget-friendly VR headsets. From Google Cardboard to KHTAA, find the right fit for your real estate ventures. Dive into immersive tours without draining your budget!

If you are interested in more guides and virtual tour software for creating amazing virtual tours for real estate, visit My360 Virtual Tours website

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