Virtual reality headsets are now the rage especially since prices have come way down to consumer level as well as quality. Before you head out though, here’s some quick glances at the world of today’s VR headsets. And here’s
First, let’s talk the most important – prices. Prices vary from $17 to $3000. But for the sake of this article and our readership, the highest we’ll talk about is around $800. That’s coming from the HTC Vive and then the Oculus Rift. You have to remember, though, that you need to make sure you have the latest PC to be able to process the latest 3D world.
You also have to take a leap of faith as, at this moment, you can only get them via mail. They’re rolling out retail locations for try before you buy in 2016 but it isn’t happening fast enough.
As far as a $17 headset, just download an app on your smartphone, push it into a cardboard headset and you’re good to go. No. Seriously. That’s Google’s version and many consumers are able to experience virtual reality for virtually nothing. If you get the right apps that display the gyroscopic sensors then all you need is something to hold it in place so Google provides you with one that is made of cardboard. What’s it called? Oh – Google Cardboard.
If you don’t want to sweat your cardboard set to pieces too soon then bump up to the $80 Freefly or the $130 Zeiss where it is a headset for your smart phone but not made of cardboard.
Playstation VR is another contender in the mix. Their $400 headset is set to be released in October 2016. Early reviews tend to be mixed saying quality is not as good as the Vive or Rift but $200 cheaper. And game console stores are abound so you will have better opportunities to test them out.
Remember about accessories, computer speed and availability of games. Make those important factors in your decision. The above prices are for the headsets only and do not reflect the other factors that are hugely important.
Other factors include becoming dizzy in a 3D world. For some, they do. So, again, it’s better to test them out. Here’s a good article on how virtual reality sets work.
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