If it was some time ago, this virtual reality chat would look like a futuristic movie scene. But by 2018, it is well present in our reality. Of course, there are deadlocks: it is a new technology and comes with the promise of being revolutionary, but the price is still very high, lacking technical assistance and there is a difficulty in marketing it since it is a more complicated product to be explained to the general public. At No Fluff Tech, you will find all types of VR glasses and gadgets.
If you plan to buy a VR glasses, we list a few of them here reporting some features for you to choose the one that best fits your profile.
There’s a little time we talked about Cardboard, Google’s virtual reality glasses. It is made with cardboard, has biconvex lenses (focal length of 4.5cm) and magnets. You can either buy it ready by the website or download the pdf template and make yours at home.
Loox VR Paper
Another option of cardboard and with low cost is the model of Loox. It has 40 mm diameter lenses and a 45 mm focal length. It can be used with degree glasses.
VR Box 360
This model has buttons for focus adjustment and adjustable lenses according to the position of the smartphone. Unlike the cardboard models, the VR Box 360 already comes with the adjustable headband, meaning you do not have to hold it all the time. It is more comfortable for prolonged use. It is indicated for the use of smartphones with the screen size between 4 and 6 inches.
Samsung Gear VR
Gear VR is the result of a partnership between Samsung and Oculus. It has an intermediate value and is in its third generation of development. It has plenty of services and applications available.
The downside is that it is restricted to Samsung-branded smartphones, if you decide to switch handsets, for example, you need to take that into account.
The Rift had its moment of glory when it was announced its purchase by Facebook in 2016. It already enters a category of higher price and fights directly with HTC Vive, which we will speak shortly.
This model features built-in headphones, has a camera tracking, wireless remote control and Touch (same layout of buttons as an Xbox One joystick), motion sensors and works with an Xbox One gamepad with games like Lucky’s Tale and EVE: Valkyrie
It is lighter and smaller than its direct competitor.
This is the main competitor of Oculus Rift. It was developed in partnership with Valve, one of the largest virtual gaming stores in the world.
The highlight for the Lighthouse, which maps the 3D environment, tracks movements and measures the positioning of hands and head (similar to what Microsoft Kinect does). This makes it possible to walk with your glasses without bumping into places.
It has two controls that simulate weapons, hammers, and other things that make the experience closer to the real. The official headphones are independent.
The Sony PlayStation VR is exclusive to a PlayStation 4. Depending on the game you choose, you will need PS Move controls in addition to the PlayStation Camera.
The device is lightweight and has adjustments at the top to fit the shape of the head. On the front, it is possible to adjust the distance from the viewfinder to the eyes, which is good for those wearing degree glasses.
The advantage of PlayStation is the wide variety of games. More than 100 games are being developed for the PlayStation VR.
Before Buying, Remember Some Important Points:
• The models we have available today in the market are still not comfortable for those who wear grade glasses. In some, it is possible to wear glasses together, others do not.
• In the beginning, headaches are common. And this happens with any VR glasses, especially if you use for more than 30 minutes in a row.