How to choose the right VR headset

How to choose the right VR headset

Whether you’re a hardcore techie or just a dabbler, you’ve certainly heard of VR (virtual reality) or maybe even experienced it yourself.

Although it’s a nascent technology that will evolve dramatically in the coming years, VR is becoming much more mainstream and is popping up all around us.    

Recent estimates put VR headset sales at a jaw-dropping 500M units by the year 2025. Not only will it be used for recreation and jumping head first into the coolest virtual experiences possible, there is incredible potential for application in education, business, healthcare and so much more.   

Image: View-Master Deluxe vr viewer

If you’re looking to get your feet wet into the world of virtual reality, the View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer is a perfect choice. The iconic View-Master we all grew up with has gotten a major digital upgrade to welcome you to this new and exciting technology. To get a lay of the land while you’re still considering your options, here are factors to consider when buying a headset:   

1)Price 

VR headsets can range from very affordable to very expensive. Choosing a headset with a lower price point is a great way to test the waters without breaking the bank. At just $40, the View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer is a great value and such a small investment for providing hours of entertainment for everyone in the family.  

2)Customizable Viewing Experience

Speaking of others (uh, everyone) wanting to use your headset, having one with customizable features is very important. Things like a focus wheel, an adjustable holder for a number of smartphone devices, headphone connector and comfortable ergonomics means that newbies and pros alike will experience VR heaven and can suit their viewing needs accordingly (when you finally let them borrow it, that is).

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Image: VIEW-MSATER DELUXE VR Viewer

3)   1)Limitless Content (and then some)

The whole purpose of VR is to immerse yourself in new experiences, so having a breadth of content available to your headset of choice is a huge bonus. The View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer offers affordably-priced experiences that take you on adventures with Batman in Gotham City, He-Man in Masters of the Universe, in the Jurassic era with National Geographic Dinosaurs and so much more. 

The headset is compatible with all Google Cardboard apps, and conversely the View-Master content works with any Google Cardboard VR device. This flexibility allows for hundreds of mobile VR apps available to you from day one.

4)Compatibility 

This VR headset plays well with many outsiders: It is compatible with many popular iOS and Android smartphones, all the way up to the iPhone Plus, meaning you can upgrade your phone without needing to upgrade your headset. Flexibility reigns supreme.   

Experiment with experience  

Virtual reality is touted as being the ‘next big thing,’ and is a technology that will eventually be part of our daily lives. While it continues to evolve with the burgeoning landscape, the View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer is the best choice for anyone looking to get started with mobile VR. It’s amazingly portable, flexible, easy to use, and simple to set up, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride. 

See also: Google’s Daydream View: A real step up

 

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