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Virtual reality is now a reality, and for a couple of bucks, you can have your Virtual Reality headset (VR headset), to enjoy and explore the realm of virtual environments. There are so many applications that can be used with VR headsets, from delivering complex medicine classes in 3D space, to taking a virtual roller coaster ride while on your couch. However, there are various brands and makes to select from, and this here is a guide to help you get started.

Selecting the perfect VR headset

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The first thing that should be considered when buying VR headsets is the size. The bigger the headset,the harder it will get to use it. Bigger isn’t always better. A smaller size is better as it only occupies your eye’s area and leaves enough space over on your face. Good news is that with newer lens technologies, the sizes seem to be going down. To improve your experience, go for the smaller one.


The heavier the headset, the hard it will be for you to support it while using it. When buying a VR headset, you should consider its weight, and if it is one of a kind that uses a phone, factor in the weight of the phone. The lighter it is, the easier time you will have wearing it on your head when using it.


Padding is also very crucial as it cushions the headset’s contact with your face. After an extended period of usage, proper padding will ensure that no pressure in exerted on your face. Think of it as sitting on sofa vs. a wooden bench; which one would you want to seat on for hours.


A common effect of using a VR headset for a very long time is that moisture tends to accumulate, blurring the lenses and spoiling the whole experience. To ensure that you this doesn’t spoil your usage experience, get a VR headset that is well ventilated to allow the escape of moisture and flow of fresh air.


The bigger the viewing angle of the lenses, the better you will be able to watch using the device. Most common headsets come with a 90 degrees viewing angle, but newer lenses with 120 degrees of viewing angle have been on the rise.


A nice addition to the VR headset will be inbuilt headsets. This will make it easier for you to watch media content without having to rely on separate headphones.