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My family loves virtual reality so our friends are always coming to us for advice on the best and latest virtual reality headset and accessories. This year I decided to do a gift guide dedicated to virtual reality. This guide will include virtual reality headsets from all price ranges and the best accessories for virtual reality.
The Oculus Quest is hands down my favorite portable virtual reality headset right now. What do I mean by portable? By portable I mean you can take this headset with you anywhere and have it setup and ready to play in under 5 minutes.
This is a wireless headset with room scale tracking and built in headphones. When this headset is charged you can literally pick the headset up and with a few clicks of a button you are playing your favorite game in virtual reality. The controllers are easy to hold and very intuitive. They are perfect for hands of all sizes from my 9 year old to my 6’2” husband.
The Oculus store has tons of awesome games to choose from. Some of them are even free. You will really get a sense of immersion with this untethered headset.
The Oculus Rift S is the newest PC powered Oculus Rift. The new Oculus Insight Tracking allows you to have room scale tracking without the external sensors. This headset is a step up from the Oculus Quest graphics. Just make sure that you read all of the specs to make sure your PC is ready for your Oculus Rift S. Alienware makes fantastic gaming computers that would be perfect for the Oculus Rift S.
Oculus Go is my pick for the budget virtual reality headset. It’s definitely not my top pick. But it is the headset to get if you are just wanting to dip your toes into virtual reality. The Oculus Go is another portable headset, but it isn’t quite as powerful as the Oculus Quest. It also only comes with one wireless controller.
I have to say I have a real love for the HTC Vive. This has been one of the most fun headsets we have owned. There are TONS of games available in the STEAM Store, which aren’t available for the Oculus Rift or Quest. And the immersion on the Vive is fantastic.
There are new versions available different prices and features to choose from:
If you have a Playstation 4 the Playstation VR might be the headset for you. There are quite a few good games to play with the Playstation VR. The quality of the game play is pretty darn good. The only downside is that you are a little more limited to the amount of games available. If you are wanting access to tons of games and experiences this might not be the headset for you.
The Playstation Charging Stand and Display is a great way to keep all of your gear organized and in one place. Let’s face it. Virtual reality can turn into a cable and gear nightmare. This will keep your gaming area less chaotic.
If you get an Oculus Quest you are going to want to take it out and show it off to all of your friends. Get a good sturdy case to carry it with you and keep your gear safe.
If you are a germophobe you might want to invest in some vr face mask covers. Actually even if you aren’t a germophobe go ahead and invest in some of these covers. Some of these games will make you a little sweaty. You let a friend borrow your headset only to get it back covered in sweat. Sharing is not caring in this case.
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I want to hear from you all. Have you ever played in virtual reality? What was your favorite virtual reality experience?