Virtual Reality experiences is what the users are craving for these days and if that’s exactly what you’re looking for but don’t know where to start and how to come to a conclusion on buying the right VR headset for yourself, we have put together a list of important Do’s to consider for your first VR experience.
There are three main VR headsets ready to hit the market which includes HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR where Samsung’s Gear VR and Google Cardboard have already made their way to the consumers.
Do ask yourself the following important questions
- Is it wireless or tethered to a PC?
Tethered headsets such as Oculus Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR need an efficient PC to connect to and which functions as a gaming console. While these headsets are equipped with brilliant and advanced display screens and other features they cost hundreds of dollars which is why they are great to be used for high end gaming. Therefore, if you prefer high end and graphically rich games aver casual games only then tethered headsets are a relevant option.
- Whether your PC can sufficiently support VR?
The latest and expensive your PC is the more likely it is to support VR headsets. Oculus-ready PCs are available at a starting price of $1,000 being sufficiently equipped with all the software requisites to run the Virtual reality content. The basic requirements include a 4-8GB RAM, Graphics Card and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.
- What is the weight of the Headset and does it adjust glasses?
Make sure to check whether the headset weighs as per your comfort level. The lighter the headset weighs the better it is to avoid dizziness and nausea. Also, for those who have prescribed glasses make sure your headset has provisions to adjust according to the glasses or possess in built lens adjustments.
- Where can you try it and where to buy it?
Most of the headsets are available online for pre orders such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Microsoft HoloLens and they are also ready to be shipped with the first deliveries scheduled in April. You can order the headsets at Amazon, AliExpress, and GearBest. However, if you wish to try out the headsets first before spending the big bucks you can try out the experience at local Virtual reality meetup groups or technology conferences.