VR headsets for first-timers

By Subhrojit Mallick | Published on 12 May 2020
VR headsets for first-timers

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Virtual Reality may still be at a nascent stage but there are a lot of options to choose from especially if you are starting out. The big names are all quite expensive, but you don’t always have to shell out a lot of money for the best experience. If you are interested in how virtual reality feels, or just want to try it out for the experience, these affordable VR headsets will do the job perfectly well. 

Oculus Go

Made by Facebook, the Oculus Go is one of the most affordable standalone VR headsets you can get. It works without a smartphone and offers high-end features like a QHD LCD display, hand-motion detecting lightweight controller and its own user interface that’s both good to look at and easy to use. The Oculus Go offers a vast collection of games, apps and videos for you to enjoy. You can even meet friends virtually via the VR headset. The headset is made of breathable fabrics that let you wear it for long periods of time without hurting your face while the display doesn’t have the usual flickering that hurts the eyes. 

Acer AH101 Windows Mixed Reality Headset with Controllers

A lot of people get into virtual reality to enjoy the large collection of high-definition VR games that have hit the market, especially on PCs. The Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset lets you do just that. It offers inside-out tracking, six degrees of freedom and easy setup with Windows. You can play just about any VR games available on Steam or Windows Store for long hours without having to set up room sensors and the likes. It’s also quite portable and isn’t heavy enough to hurt your face while wearing it for long periods of time.

Pansonite VR Headset with Remote Controller

The Pansonite VR headset is both affordable and premium. It offers a lot of high-end features without charging a big premium. That includes focus rings to adjust the interpupillary distance to customise the viewability for every face type, while a dedicated controller lets you navigate in virtual reality. This VR headset supports both iOS and Android smartphones, even though Apple doesn’t support virtual reality on iPhones yet. What’s more, you can even use it while wearing glasses and a 3.5mm AUX input ensures you don’t miss a beat during your experience. 

Procus ONE Virtual Reality Headset

This affordable VR headset is perfect for beginners, particularly for its wide range of support for smartphones as well as an ergonomic design that’s good for wearing for long periods of time. It comes with firm head support, and large 40mm lenses that surpass 100-degree field of view, according to the company. There are also in-built touch buttons for navigation and you can experience all of Google’s VR apps by just mounting your smartphone in the headset.

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