For a few years now, VR gaming has been enhancing the way we look at and play games by putting players right into the action with the help of VR Headsets. Even Valve is looking to capitalise on the trend by introducing a VR spectator mode for Dota 2, the company's long-standing MOBA. From high quality VR to Google Cardboard, there are many headsets to choose from. Should you even invest in a VR Headset? Here are a few options to consider:
First up, one of the most popular VR Headsets known around the globe, owned by Facebook, and creating new advancements for the VR world, The Oculus Rift. The Oculus Rift was first announced on Kickstarter and acquired by Facebook shortly thereafter. But what is so special about this headset? Well, If you're looking for a Premium VR experience, The Oculus Rift has you covered. This headset is specked out with built in speakers, an exterior camera, and multiple sensors to enhance your experience. The Oculus Rift is going to be a great gaming experience for anyone who has around $600 and a Premium PC to run the headset.
Next up, I would like to tell you a little bit about the most expensive VR on the market today, the HTC VIVE. HTC has been helping to advance the smartphone industry for many years and has now entered into the VR market. But how is the HTC VIVE different? Well, consider this, HTC VIVE is a new product made up by HTC and Valve. With Valve's experience in gaming and HTC's manufacturing, the HTC VIVE is a remarkable device and is the only VR which includes two wireless controllers made by Valve, two base stations enabling 360-degree room scale motion tracking, and the HTC VIVE Headset. Unfortunately, you'll have to spend about $800 and have a premium PC to run Valve's Steam VR OS on the HTC VIVE.
Lastly, Google Cardboard. Google Cardboard has presented VR in such a way that anyone with 10 bucks and a smartphone can have their very own VR experience. But how? Well, in case you have yet to see it, Google Cardboard is made entirely out of cardboard, plastic, a couple magnets and your smartphone. Basically, when VR was being announced, Google thought it was a good idea to share the experience with everyone, which is why they decided to post instructions on how to make your own Google Cardboard VR at home. Since then, many companies have adopted this platform, from creating mobile VR apps to profiting off better quality Cardboard VR Headsets. If you are looking for something cost efficient and easy to use, Google Cardboard is right for you.
From $10 to $800, you are sure to find the VR experience that fits your budget.