A VR headset that goes to the next level

Merge: a great tool to tackle the virtual reality revolution head on

Merge VR headset
Merge VR headset | Image: Hugh Threlfall

If you’re not quite ready to plunge into serious virtual reality (for which a dedicated VR room is by now almost essential), but are over cardboard demo headsets, this exceptionally comfortable VR converter for most phones is a great option for going to the next level. At the top specification and price for its kind, the Merge is made of a light polyurethane foam and is ventilated to reduce the risk of your phone screen and the headset’s lenses steaming up.

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The Merge is easily portable – ideal for bundling into a bag and taking wherever you are going. It’s also cleanable (it’s sometimes forgotten that a VR headset is an often-shared piece of kit). There’s a VR Start app for Android and iOS phones, which serves as a “discovery portal” for content that works particularly well with Merge and from which you can select what to watch next without leaving your virtual world.

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The amount of mobile phone VR content that you might call post-introductory – more than just a demo – is growing exponentially. The revolution is getting into its stride, and this is a great tool for it.

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