Virtual reality headsets are undoubtedly the best way to experience the full extent of what virtual reality technology has to offer. There are two types of virtual reality headset – mobile VR headsets and standard VR headsets.
Mobile virtual reality headsets actually work in conjunction with our smartphones – instead of a full viewing device, you simply place your smartphone in front of the lenses and use that as your viewing device instead. You can then access a range of VR apps and games from your phone. Fully-fledged VR headsets, on the other hand, are much more robust and have a proper viewing mechanism and built-in visual technology. Furthermore, full VR headsets usually plug into other devices such as consoles or computers to use more powerful games and apps.
If you are looking at purchasing a VR headset, we have provided some information below on what you should look for, and where you can buy one from – enjoy!
What to look for from a Virtual Reality headset?
Firstly, before making a purchase you should look at what constitutes a good VR headset. Comfort and design are hugely important – some basic VR headsets offer little comfort when attached to your head, and some don’t even offer a head strap. Look for a headset that has some form of cushioning between the goggles and your face, and that has air vents in the design to prevent misting or sweating. Furthermore, look at the quality of the lenses and the required power supply. Popular examples of VR headsets include any of the Oculus range, PlayStation VR, and the HTC Vive.
What shops and eCommerce stores sell VR headsets?
You can purchase a VR headset from practically anywhere, obviously, the first place to look is the actual developer’s website as they will have the complete range. This is not always practical however and third-party retailers can sometimes offer a better deal. The following are some quality suppliers of VR headsets:
Amazon – Amazon is one of the largest eCommerce marketplaces in the world and sells a huge range of goods. You can easily find a superb variety of both second hand and brand new VR headsets from providers such as Samsung, Nolo, Tepoinn, and Occulus.
Best Buy – Best Buy is a popular retailer and shopping outlet and well known around the US. Their online store sells a range of different electronic goods include virtual reality headsets. You can purchase models such as the Google Daydream View, Oculus Go, ReTrak Utopia and Zeiss VR One Plus.
Occulus – This developer has one of the best VR headsets ranges available in the market and we had to include them in our list. If you want one of their fantastic headsets such as the Rift or Go, consider purchasing directly from their online store.
Walmart – Similar to Best Buy, Walmart has a plethora of stores around the US and you can purchase VR headsets either in-store or through their online shopping section. You can purchase basic mobile VR headsets and advanced models such as the PlayStation VR.
There you have it – a little more information about virtual headsets to allow you to purchase the right one with confidence. We hope you enjoy everything that a VR headset has to offer – don’t forget to check out the variety of apps and games you can use in conjunction with this technology!