The VR headset immerses you in a virtual world for an immersive experience. A technology reserved for adults or older teenagers! VR for Virtual Reality and now often complemented by AR for Augmented Reality. This consists in superimposing virtual elements on the real world… and is enriched by the Leap Motion technology, a gesture recognition device allowing to control an environment with the fingers, without controller or mouse.
WHAT IS A VR HEADSET FOR?
Imagine wraparound glasses that completely cover your eyes. In these glasses, which isolate you completely from the outside world, a 3-dimensional image is projected. Since the image follows your movements and moves with you, you have the impression of really living the situation projected in front of your eyes… and of jumping in a parachute, handling a precision tool or diving under the sea! Simulations with a fun, educational or even therapeutic purpose.
A VR HEADSET, FROM WHAT AGE?
If VR can be educational, the technology is not adapted to children. Do your children want it? Show it to them: each headset indicates restrictions on use, and most are forbidden to children under 12 years old, sometimes 13 or 14.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VIRTUAL REALITY
To choose the right VR headset, think support: you will not choose the same virtual reality headset to watch videos on a smartphone, play on a gaming PC or on a video game console!
THE VR HEADSET FOR PC
Offering the most realistic simulations, the PC VR headset is designed to work with a computer… provided that the computer in question is designed to support virtual reality! For gaming addicts, a powerful PC adapted to virtual reality video games is essential in order to take advantage of the performance of VR headsets for PC. These headsets integrate a series of sensors to transcribe your gestures in the game environment with the greatest possible precision. Jump, duck, stand up: you don’t feel like you’re playing a game anymore, you feel like you’re moving in the game.
THE STANDALONE VR HEADSET
No gaming PC, no game console, no smartphone? Opt for a fully autonomous VR headset. These little gems of technology will allow you to play various games without wires or compatible devices, simply with the headset and sometimes controllers.
THE VR HEADSET FOR PLAYSTATION AND XBOX ONE
The virtual reality headset for game consoles works like a PC VR headset. It plugs into a compatible console or, increasingly, connects wirelessly … provided you have a console last generation and video games in VR.
THE VR HEADSET FOR SMARTPHONE
Looking for the cheapest way to discover virtual reality? The smartphone VR headset is made for you, you will just have to slide your smartphone directly into the headset. The only drawback is that the quality of immersion in VR depends on the performance of the smartphone. If you dream of a 4K VR headset, your smartphone must be too!
When it comes to VR headset for Iphone, the range is vast. To make the right choice, consider the compatibility of the model with your smartphone, then think budget.