It’s crazy to think just how far games have come since the early days of Pong, but throughout the 40+ years of gaming history, we’ve seen graphics go from pixelated sprites to fully detailed 3D environments. Now, virtual reality is the new frontier, and gamers everywhere are eager to don their respective headsets and dive in (sometimes literally) into expensive and detailed environments.
Sure, when most people think of VR gaming Oculus is the first brand that comes to mind, but more and more companies are jumping on the virtual reality bandwagon and have started rolling out a handful of different headsets that range in price, add-ons and accessories. We’ve rounded up five of our favorite options. Take a look below.
1. VR Headset for iPhone & Android Phone
A budget option for budding gamers, the BNext headset works with both Android and iPhone models and offers a fully immersive 360-degree experience. The headset itself comes with a wide frame of view so you can see more games and more action through the goggles. With a fully adjustable head strap, eyesight protection and a comfy nose strap, you can game for hours without ever feeling uncomfortable.
2. DESTEK V4 VR Headset
The DESTEK features an impressive 103-degree frame of view that really makes you feel like you’re actually there. Eye-protectant, anti-blue light lenses coupled with crystal clear HD video offer a more comprehensive gaming experience for hours on end. Compatible with both Android and iOS systems, it even comes with its own handy Bluetooth remote. What’s more, the head strap features nine degrees of adjustment—making it perfect for both younger and older gamers.
3. Pansonite Vr Headset with Remote Controller
This super sleek VR headset offers a fully immersive 360-degree view and offers more power for a surprisingly lightweight design. The HD resin aspherical lens helps provide eye comfort for hours on end and with the option to adjust your focus and pupil settings, you’re able to enjoy clearer movies and images in seconds. It’s no slouch in the comfort department, either. With a fully adjustable T-shaped strap and flexible nose cover, it’s a great option for people of all ages—and sizes.
4. Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset
Arguably the king of the VR sphere, Oculus has a range of headsets, but the standalone model is easily the most popular. Designed to maximize screen space, the Go is an all-in-one VR headset that you can literally use anywhere, anytime. No phones, no tablets and no PCs required—this bad boy has everything you need to get your game on. It also comes with a slick VR control and features built-in spatial audio drivers.
5. HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
Insanely realistic graphics with fully dimensional audio? Check. Extra precise motion tracking that makes you feel like you’re really there? Yup. The HTC Vive provides precise 360-degree video and comes with two handy controllers that offer an extra expansive 15×15 playing station. With more than 2500 (and counting) games currently available on Steam, there’s no shortage of options, and the smart and comfortable design makes it easy for you to play standing or sitting down.