VR Headsets Show Hints of the Future

VR headsets are the newest tech craze. They let you feel like you're in another world, right there where all of the action is. Many people have purchased one with dreams of becoming a professional gamer after they saw an ad about how amazing VR games were. Once you get home, you can have a great time enjoying some of the many games and apps that have been set up for VR. It’s really become one of the most exciting ways to explore gaming. 

In order to take advantage of VR, you’ll need a headset. The method that headsets use to work varies greatly. Some need to be hooked to a computer or a gaming console, while others will be their own base or hub. Typically, the more powerful the computer or device running the VR, the more immersive and responsible it is. It can be hard to choose a headset and they can be quite the investment. Some great options will be explored in this article. 

1 - HP Reverb G2

The HP Reverb G2 headset has a sleek design. It's meant to look more like regular glasses, so it looks more natural when worn. It has a flip-up visor too, so you can still see what's going on around you when you need to "take off" for a bit. The inside of the visor has a microphone for communication with friends, and the strap is adjustable to fit everyone's head sizes. To get one of these devices, you're going to need some money. They cost around nine hundred dollars on average.

2 - Lenovo Mirage Solo

The Lenovo Mirage is another popular option for VR headsets. It's special because it doesn't need to be hooked up to an external device like a computer or phone to work unlike other devices. Instead, it acts as its own digital hub, which means you can take this anywhere with you and no one will know what's going on. It has an adjustable band to fit everyone's head size and is only about six hundred fifty dollars. The Mirage Solo doesn't have a flip-up visor like the HP Reverb, but Lenovo promises that it is the "world's first standalone Daydream headset".

3 - Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus Quest 2 is the most expensive of all of these devices, costing roughly eleven hundred dollars. This is because this device boasts being able to let you move around without being tied down to anything. If you want to dodge incoming fire from your teammates in a game or walk over to them so you can share a high-five, this headset lets you do that. It has a flip-up visor too, for those times when you need to see what's going on around you. The Oculus Quest 2 also comes with a whopping 64GB of memory and an impressive 4k display resolution.

4 - Playstation VR

The Playstation VR is a special one because it doesn't use a flip-up visor. Instead, the visor is connected to the actual headset, so you can't see what's going on around you while you're playing. This might seem weird at first but this lets people who want to keep an eye out on their surroundings do that, so they can take a quick break if someone nearby needs help. The Playstation VR is also much cheaper than the other devices, running around seven hundred fifty dollars.

5 - Valve Index

The last one of these VR headsets is the Valve Index. It's special because it has an incredible refresh rate, up to 240 FPS which means you can play your games in "supersmooth" mode. This device also has a flip-up visor like the others, and requires about eight hundred dollars in order to buy one. Unlike other devices though, this one has eye tracking which means that your digital avatar will mimic your movements if you move to the side or look up. It also has a camera that you can toggle on or off, so others watching what's going on will have an easier time seeing.

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