5 Best Tips When Buying VR Headset

Do you know about VR headset? Most people around the globe have been familiar with this device. Ever since it got released, they, especially gamers and technology lovers, are very excited about it. By using this headset, we can do some unique simulations such as being in a horror places, riding a roller coaster, relaxing at a beach, and so on. Moreover, we can also play some games with the first point of view, which makes us feel like in the game itself. Are you interested in buying one? Then you can follow the tips below before you do the purchase.

1. Choose the Type You Need

The first thing you must do is to choose the type you need. In 2016, there are three types of VR headsets officially published. Those are Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, and HTC Vive. Each of them has a different compatibility. You can use either of them as long as you have a certain device for the application.

You can choose Oculus Rift if you have a PC or Xbox One console. Playstation VR by Sony is specially made for Playstation 4. Meanwhile, HTC Vive is as a result of cooperation between Valve and HTC Smartphone. So, this one is for Steam platform users. Moreover, you can also use it with Valve’s hybrid console, Steam Machine.

2. Determine Your Budget

Once you have chosen the type you need, the next thing to do is determining your budget. We must warn you that VR headset is very expensive. It is not surprising since it uses the latest technology. As an example, one Oculus Rift can cost you USD600. Not to mention, we also have to buy another device like PC or Xbox One to play it. Thus, it is quite important to count your budget, so it will be a proper investment.

3. Check the Specification

Each type of VR headset has a different specification. The specification can determine whether it is compatible with your console or not. For instance, if you intend to buy Oculus Rift, then you have to make sure what kind of PC it is compatible with. You can do it by checking the PC specification it requires to use. Please remember that not all PCs are applicable with the headset.

4. Consider to Buy Cheaper VR Headset

If the three headsets we mentioned before are too expensive to you, then you can consider buying the cheaper one. There are two recommended choices which you may try to take a look. First, Google Carboard is the device made by Google itself. This one only costs you USD23.95. The appearance may seem low-quality. But, you already can play games or movies by using your smartphone.

The second type is Samsung Gear VR. This one has a better quality than Google Carboard. Hence, the price is higher but still competitive, which is USD99. Similarly, you can also use it with your smartphone.

5. Wait for Better Price and Content

If you still insist on buying the first three models yet have no money for it, what you can do is simply waiting. You can wait until the manufacturer lowers the price. In addition, there will be a chance for you too to buy a cheaper headset with top quality in the future. But, the problem is you have to be patient until that day comes to you.

Those are several tips we can share with you. So, are you still interested to buy it? If you do, which one will you choose to purchase?