The future is finally here, virtual reality is now a consumer product to be used in your own home! The 3-D world is no longer something out of a science fiction film. With existing products like the Samsung GearVR and the Oculus Rift launching this week, the experience is easy to use and can turn your boring living room into an adventure unlike any other.
The virtual reality market is confusing and competition is strong. Samsung, HTC, Sony, Microsoft and others are all fighting to be the king of the next era of computing, gaming and essentially the next social networking leader!
Which Virtual Reality Headset is for you?
The Gear VR is the best smartphone driven VR headset you can buy! It only works with Samsung's phones, sorry iphone users. It is easy to use, and is the best product for the price! The best feature of the GearVr is the exclusive portal that Samsung and Facebook's Oculus VR have designed. Not only does the software offer access to games and 360-degree videos, it's also the only way to try Milk VR, Samsung's virtual-reality streaming service, which the will soon be the Netflix for VR content.
For the best gaming experience on the GearVR, try this controller!
The Zeiss VR One like the google cardboard, uses high quality optics but houses them in a plastic headset that you strap to your head. It is ideal for longer periods of viewing. The VR One holds a smartphone in place using a form-fitting tray. Only two are currently available: one for the iPhone 6 and one for Samsung ’s Galaxy S5.
This cardboard viewer is one of the least expensive ways to try virtual reality, but its unsophisticated design doesn’t detract from the experience. The Viewer ships flat and takes about 30 seconds to fold into the boxlike shape. You can use the viewer with any iPhone and most newer Androids. Just slip your phone in and lock it. There are no controls of any sort, so use “stare-and-point” apps, like Google Cardboard on Android and VRSE on iOS.
The Rift is the most technologically advanced headset for users wanting a more high performance VR. Rift is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Whether you’re stepping into your favorite game, watching an immersive VR movie, jumping to a destination on the other side of the world, or just spending time with friends in VR, you’ll feel like you’re really there. The Rift is sure to be on the high-end side of the VR market.